Jags Add Another Commitment

The flurry of commitments continues for South Alabama football. In the final week of June the Jags added a quarterback in Memphis' Grant Powell, a tight end in from Mobile with Paul Kyles, and now their third offensive line commitment for the 2012 class.

USA has the diligence of coach Ron Antoine to thank for the commitment of Kenneth Crenshaw from the Atlanta area's Tucker High School, a power in Class AAAA. Coach Antoine was visiting Tucker and noticed Crenshaw during workouts and requested film. After sharing the film with the rest of the staff, Crenshaw took an unofficial visit to the Mobile campus and decided to join the rising program.

South Alabama has made adding offensive linemen to this recruiting class, so their attraction to the very athletic, 6'2" 250lb player is natural. So what drew Crenshaw to USA?

"Because of education first," said Crenshaw. "I loved the campus and I loved the coaching staff. They made me feel like I was one of their own. I just loved the place."

Crenshaw hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine, so the strong programs that South Alabama offers in that area were certainly a draw. Another element is that his parents are Birmingham natives and there is family still residing throughout Alabama. Perhaps the biggest motivation to pick USA may be the availability of playing time.

"The offensive coordinator (Coach Greg Gregory) said he thinks I can play anywhere on the line," said Crenshaw, who was a mainstay at right tackle for the Tucker Tigers last year. "I believe if I come in and work my butt off and demonstrate that I can contribute, I have a good chance to play (right away)."

Crenshaw camped this summer at Memphis, Georgia Southern and UT-Chattanooga, but he had not gotten any offers as of yet. Certainly he is classified as a sleeper but hopefully one that will help USA as they transition to FBS football in 2013.

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