Crowell Still Considering UNC

Conner Crowell hasn't fully eliminated North Carolina from consideration, as many had thought.

Conner Crowell hasn't fully eliminated North Carolina from considering, as many thought. "[The UNC coaches] want me to take an official down there," Crowell said. "But I'm not sure if I'm going to take one down there, yet. I still have to discuss that with my parents."

At one point, Crowell, a 6-foot-1, 219-pound linebacker from Waldorf (Md.) North Point, listed UNC among his top three favorite schools, with Ohio State and Penn State.

"Pretty much, all the NCAA allegations drove me away from [UNC]," Crowell said. "But, I've talked to the coaches. They told me nothing is going to happen to the team, in general. So, I'm still kind of interested."

Crowell, who attended the Tar Heels' spring game, speaks weekly with Art Kaufman, UNC's linebackers coach.

"For the most part, he talks about having me schedule an official visit [with UNC], pretty much," Crowell said.

Crowell has taken official visits to Ohio State and Penn State.

"They were both great," Crowell said of the official trips he has taken. "I had a really good time on both of them. Pretty much, I just met a lot of the players and just developed a better relationship with them… It was a really good experience for me."

Although he doesn't have a favorite school, Crowell is solely considering UNC, Ohio State, Penn State, and Stanford.

"I'm still evaluating all my options," Crowell said. "… I'll probably get this done in the next month and I'll make my decision.

"My relationship with the coaches and the players – that's probably the biggest thing to me right now. Where will I fit in? How are the people that I'm going to be spending the next four or five years of my life with?"

Crowell plans to announce his collegiate decision at North Point's Senior Night on Nov. 5.

"I still have plenty of time to evaluate all of my options and maybe take a couple more officials," Crowell said.

UNC and Stanford are the only schools Crowell is considering officially visiting.

Crowell said location won't play a role in his decision.

"My parents will come see me play wherever I go," Crowell said.

North Point improved to 3-0 with a 26-6 victory over Pomfret (Md.) McDonough last Thursday. The game was Crowell's first full game of the season as he was ejected from the season opener after arguing a call with a referee and as a result was suspended for the second game. He had 10 tackles, rushed for a touchdown, and caught a couple of passes.

"Last game I played pretty much every position on the field," Crowell said. "I played nose guard, defensive end, linebacker, tailback, tight end, wide receiver, and I punted and I long snapped."

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