To say Kevin Crosby isn't your ordinary freshman is an understatement. The Bamberg-Ehrhardt prospect is the son of head coach Butch Crosby and make no mistake about it, the young Crosby has earned every second of playing time he's gotten so far. The 6'1 218 pound Crosby has an impressive list of schools already in the early going and that list will grow and multiply before he's done at BEHS. As of right now we've got him rated the #1 player in-state for the 2014 class. We caught up with Crosby recently as he's the latest player to be featured in our "UP NEXT" series.
The 2014 prospect lines up at tight end and linebacker for Bamberg-Ehrhardt and colleges have already started the recruiting process. Scout.com regional manager Chad Simmons projects Crosby at linebacker but Crosby says so far college coaches are primarily looking at him to play elsewhere.
"Most schools are looking at me at tight end so far," Crosby said.
Out of those programs Crosby says that Georgia Tech and Illinois are recruiting him the hardest currently. There's also a pair of schools that Crosby is looking forward to hearing from in the near future he said.
"I would like to hear from Georgia and Alabama."
After a strong freshman season we asked Crosby where he felt his strengths are on the football field and what game this year he felt that he provided his best performance.
"I play the run pretty good but I feel that I need to work on my pass coverage some over the summer. In the Estill game I graded out 90% at tight end and had a couple of catches. I also started at outside linebacker and graded out at 90% and recorded 8 tackles and had 3 for a loss."
Crosby has already seen firsthand a lot of what goes on with recruiting given that Bamberg-Ehrhardt has produced so many talented prospects over the years. The young prospect has already made a couple of visits to programs early on.
"I have visited Georgia Tech, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The list of prospects that BEHS has produced over the years in phenomenal. In fact, Crosby says he tries to pattern his game after a pair of former BEHS standouts who have taken their games to college and now to the NFL level.
"I try to pattern my play after Ricky Sapp and Daquan Bowers who were two outstanding players here at Bamberg and now are in the NFL."
Before parting Kevin's father, BEHS head coach Butch Crosby added this about his freshman prospect.
"KC has great hands as a tight end and runs good routes. He is not scared to catch the ball over the middle."
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INSIDE THE NUMBERS...KEVIN CROSBY
Bench: 275 pounds
Squat: 375 pounds
Power clean: 230 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.9 seconds
Pro Shuttle: 4.7 seconds