"I just felt like I was a part of the team, and I wanted to go ahead and make up my mind because that's what I was looking for."
After visiting Oklahoma and Florida, the E.E. Smith star was beginning to feel the pressures of recruiting and knew NC State was where he wanted to go.
"I was just ready for it to be over, and with how NC State recruited me I knew it was the school I'd be going to."
This weekend the Wolfpack picked up a huge commitment from Toney Baker, the state's top player, and have now secured a verbal commitment from the state's top offensive lineman in Crouch. Baker's commitment made an impression on the talented lineman.
"That was very big," Crouch said. "I know with backs like that coming in, and the ones they already have in, I know it's a chance for me to shine."
Crouch has visits to Clemson and Virginia Tech lined up, but he plans on not taking those trips.
"I don't think I'll be taking those visits since I've committed to NC State," he said.
With more than twenty offers, Crouch is the third known commitment for NC State this weekend. Pack Pride will have more from him in the near future so stay tuned!