Crowder Checks Out UNC

By attending North Carolina's Junior Day Saturday, Jamison Crowder has now visited both of his scholarship offering schools.

"I enjoyed it," Crowder said. "I liked seeing the Hall of Fame room and all the trophies and players they have in the NFL."

The visit, though, hasn't resulted in Crowder, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound athlete from Monroe (N.C.), crowning a leader.

"I went to Duke's Junior Day and I like Duke, as well," Crowder said. "It's still pretty balanced and could go either way at this point. I really like Carolina, also."

Crowder doesn't plan on making a verbal commitment until after the football season.

"I want to wait and see what other scholarships I get," Crowder said.

Outside of Duke and UNC, Crowder is fielding significant interest from Clemson, Illinois, and Oregon.

UNC's Junior Day included watching the Tar Heels' spring practice and a tour of the football facilities.

"From what I saw it was real impressive," Crowder said. "They showed us the locker room and all the uniforms they have and everything – cleats, jerseys, gloves. We saw the players' lounge where the players chill out and everything. It was really nice."

UNC is recruiting Crowder as an athlete. However, when the Junior Day visitors broke into position groups, he went with the cornerbacks.

"That's probably where I'd like to play – cornerback," Crowder said.

Duke also projects Crowder as a cornerback.

During the UNC visit, Crowder spoke individually with both Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, and Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach.

"Both coaches played with my high school coach at [Appalachian] State, so they were talking about my high school coach," Crowder said. "They were talking about how they wanted me to come to play in their secondary at corner. They congratulated me on my basketball season, because we won the state [championship] this year."

Crowder also was able to talk to a couple of players from his area – red-shirt freshman cornerback Terry Shankle and senior linebacker Quan Sturdivant.

"[Sturdivant] saw what shirt I had one – I had on my high school shirt," Crowder said. "And he called me over there to him. We talked for a little bit. I didn't play against Sturdivant. But last year, I played against Shankle.

"I asked him them the things that they do on campus. They told me all the different things about the practices and schoolwork."

NC State invited Crowder to attend one of its spring practices. He said he has yet to select a date for the visit.

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