Micah Croom, whose older brother Larry played for Poly back in the late 90s before playing his college ball at Arizona and UNLV, is a promising safety prospect with a nice upside. He has a nice frame at about 6-1, 190 pounds, runs well and had several solid showings during the spring 7v7 circuit playing for Team FCA.
"I'll always be a Jackrabbit but I just felt like this was the best move for me," Croom said. "Academically, I thought Servite would open some more doors for me and I'm comfortable with the coaching staff and already know a lot of players on the team.
"I know EQ (Equanimeous St. Brown), Maurice Davison and Travis Waller and they have a great group of guys. I wanted a fresh start and I think it's a great all around fit for me. It was tough saying good bye to the guys at Poly and I'll always root for them but I had to do what I thought was best for me."
On the recruiting front, Croom landed an early offer from Utah before his sophomore season and is hearing from a few other schools as well.
"I did camps at UCLA and Washington State (Cathedral H.S)," Croom said. "The UCLA camp went well and I have a good relationship with Coach Meat (Martin) over there. I thought I did well, got some great feedback and they're going to continue to watch me.
"With Washington State, I'm building a strong relationship with them and especially Coach Reinert. I had a great time at the camp and looking forward to watching them play this season. Oregon, Oregon State and Notre Dame have all been sending me a lot of mail as well. I'll be going to games this year at UCLA and USC too and I'm excited for the season to get here. I have a lot to prove, especially being at a new school but I'm ready to get going."