All-America RB Isaiah Crowell of Carver-Columbus profiled on GPB Sports Central

For GPB Sports Central Wednesday night:

  • An interview with GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin, who spoke about the role of his organization, the growing popularity of high school sports for both boys and girls, the movement of athletes between high schools and the state football championships at the Georgia Dome.
  • Chip Saye of the Georgia High School Football Daily email football newsletter stopped by and talked about the strength of high school football in the state as well as wanting to see the NCAA crack down on colleges recruiting high school athletes at such an early age.
  • Reporter Niki Noto did a story on Carver-Columbus running back Isaiah Crowell, who some say may be the best running back in the state since Herschel Walker while host Gil Tyree did a piece on Diamond DeShields, who led Norcross to a Class AAAAA girls basketball championship as a freshman last season but now is tearing it up on the softball field while Jon Nelson did a story on reigning Class A football champion Wilcox County and their highly ranked quarterback Nick Marshall.
  • GPB Sports Central also takes a look at the high school football polls, features Falcons running back Michael Turner who talked about his days as a high school player and reporter Ashley Mengwasser, a former Buford cheerleader, dressed up in her old uniform and went to the Calhoun game (Buford beat them in last year’s state championship) and came away with an interesting piece.
  • Statewide radio voice Tommy Palmer let’s everyone know what is going on in southern part of the state and feels the best region in Georgia is right there in Class A.

All on GPB Sports Central Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., Friday night at 11 and Saturday at noon, the encores both with scores from the games Friday night.

NOW it’s your turn. Do you think Isaiah Crowell is the state’s best RB since Herschel Walker? Please post below. What do I think? No, no he’s not. Crowell is very good, maybe the best in the state. But he has a ton of talent around him in other D1 prospects.  However, if Crowell leads his team to a state championship, then the debate may begin — and Carver has an excellent chance this year.

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11 comments Add your comment


August 31st, 2010
1:25 pm

I still would like to see Mr. Crowell in red and black next season.


August 31st, 2010
1:33 pm

Buford may hurt this young man.


August 31st, 2010
2:40 pm



August 31st, 2010
2:59 pm

Do all caps mean you are yelling? We will gladly travel to your fine city and line up and see who is better. 3A last year right? Either way, just another demonstration of the fact they we will play all comers. As we like to say in B’Town…Let’s get it on!


August 31st, 2010
5:53 pm

I would love to see Crowell become a Dawg, but Herschel was the best EVER. Making the comparison at this stage of his career is unfair to the young man.

cane fan

August 31st, 2010
6:24 pm

the way I read it is its not just crowell but all those d1 O line helping him as well like i said in an earlier blog carver will win this game bit if they meet again I believe buford will take them the next time.

Bama Fan #2

August 31st, 2010
10:35 pm

Would love to see Crowell in Tuscaloosa playing for the crimson tide but if he stays in state that is
fine to play for the dawgs. He can not go wrong in picking the dawgs or red elephants both are great
schools with outstanding tradition!! RTR


September 1st, 2010
9:24 am

I am pumped for the Auburn vs. Alabama game this year!!! I think it would be cool to see Crowell in Auburn even though we have a pretty good backfield. WDE


September 1st, 2010
2:59 pm

Can’t wait to see Crowell playing for the Crimson Tide next season! Its obvious McElwain can maximize his abilities with a monster line to run behind and McCarron coming in at QB… Sorry Auburn and UGA… SEC title: please and thank you.


September 2nd, 2010
12:49 pm

awesome thats the words to descibe him


September 8th, 2010
7:53 pm

Crowell would be an amazing addition to the dawgs! He has the ability to continue the tradition of the amazing backfield that we continually have! GO DAWGS! Dream Team!! Georgia vs the nation. LEGO!