At 6'2 175 pounds Crowe has good size and natural instincts on the football field. There are some areas where he realizes there is room for more work to move up the ladder in the ranks. "I need to improve on speed, coverage in the secondary, and route running abilities. Above all else though my strength." Through the first 4 games of the season Crowe says he posted 30 tackles, 5 pass breakups, 1 interception, and caught 7 passes for 193 yards on the offensive side of the ball.
The lone loss on the season was a tough one for Crowe and the Bulldogs to swallow losing on a last second field goal to Aiken. The team lost QB Dylan Thompson to an injury early on but they aren't making any excuses about the loss. "Yeah Aiken is the toughest team we've faced so far this year. Their running back was pretty tough too, probably the toughest player we've faced so far this year."
Austin says he plays to his strengths, "I know how to play the game and my ability to catch the ball are my biggest strengths right now." All of those factors along with his size already has earned Crowe some early interest. In fact, he and several Bulldog teammates will be making an unofficial visit this weekend to Western Carolina.
"Yeah I've talked briefly with the Western Carolina coach. They are the main school I've talked to so far." Crowe also knows what he'll be taking into consideration when it comes time to make a decision for college. "I would say that the location, playing time, coaching staff, and the atmosphere would have to be the biggest factors for me when I decide."
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Inside The Numbers...Austin Crowe
Bench Press: 175 pounds
Squat: 315 pounds
Power clean: 215 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.76 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.10 seconds