RECRUITING: Carolina OL plays with a mean streak

Fayettville, N.C. offensive lineman Curtis Crouch talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.


Talk about a road-grater. Curtis Crouch is so talented that at times it seems like he is just toying with his opponents on the defensive side. Crouch blew some defensive lineman 15 yards off the line of scrimmage and he did not give up a sack playing right tackle.

"I feel that I need to be the aggressor on the field and that being aggressive is not just for players on the defensive side of the ball," said Crouch. "An offensive player can play with a controlled rage and there is no reason why I can't be the aggressor on each and every play."

Crouch has only been playing football for two years and he worked his way up from scout team to the starting unit during preseason practice on defense. uring his sophomore year he injured his shoulder and that forced him to move to offense where he has become one of the best offensive linemen in the country.

Crouch can bench 350 pounds, squats 550 and he was a part-time starter in hoops and was able to dunk a few. Crouch is enrolled in summer school and isn't sure if he can go to any football camps or not, but he hopes to.

He has been offered by N.C. State, East Carolina and Oklahoma thus far, but more are expected soon.

"I know that Oklahoma is a big-time school and if they want to take me then I am very serious about them," said Crouch. "I know they graduate both of their starting offensive tackles, so I like my opportunities their and Oklahoma is a great team. I hope to be able to visit Oklahoma in the fall."

Crouch plans on taking his ACT in June.

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