MATTHEWS, N.C. --- At the very least, four-star running back Quavaris Crouch is in the conversation for the state of North Carolina's top 2019 prospect. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, assistant coach Gunter Brewer is on the case.
"That's my guy," Crouch said. "He loves Jesus and Jesus is a big part of me. [Brewer] is just a great person. He's real honest about things, even when they're not the best. He's just a great guy."
Crouch, a 6-foot-1, 222-pounder from Charlotte (N.C.) Harding, has watched as his scholarship offer count has steadily grown to 23. Just as impressively are the schools that have recently dealt out offers -- Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
"You don't want to get a big head about anything," Crouch said. "You want to stay humbled, keep working hard, and better your craft. So, I don't really let it blow my head up. I'm just staying focused and trying to get better each and every day."
Obviously, Crouch's recruitment could quickly spiral out of control. To prevent that, he wants to pare down his list of schools under consideration to a more manageable number. He's unsure when exactly that will occur.
"I'm just trying to build the best relationship and see what system fits me the best," Crouch said. "That's a big commitment giving four years of your life to somebody, so you want to make the best decision possible to grow and develop."
Given his relationship with Brewer, Crouch says UNC has staying power. Additionally, Crouch likes the idea of playing college football close to home.
"There's nothing like putting on for your home state," Crouch said. "But, I still have to make the best decision for me."
In addition to UNC, Crouch says Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and South Carolina have grabbed his attention.
In late March, Crouch attended a UNC junior day, it was his latest in a long line of visits to the school. The experience allowed him to spend time with the Heels' new running backs coach, DeAndre Smith.
"I'm just now meeting him, but first impression was he's a great guy," Crouch said. "He said he could do a lot with me. I just have to get to know him a little bit more."
Besides UNC, Crouch has visited Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest this offseason.
Crouch is looking to travel to Florida State, Michigan, and Ohio State. Additionally, he plans to return to UNC, likely for Fedora's Freak Show.