5-star RB Isaiah Crowell skipping Georgia visit on Saturday

It looks like Isaiah Crowell and his Carver-Columbus teammates will NOT be in Athens for the Georgia-Arkansas game this weekend.

“No, I don’t think they’re going,” Carver coach Dell McGee said Thursday afternoon. “They were going to. I’m not sure why they’re not. I just know Isaiah’s mom said she was tired and didn’t want to go.”

But Bulldogs fans shouldn’t  read anything into that, McGee said.

“Oh no,” he said. “I know Isaiah loves Georgia. He’s been a Georgia Bulldogs fan his whole life. He’s got Bulldog flags on his car. He really does. Georgia’s got a lot of good things going on right now.”

That said, McGee believes it remains a two-team race for Crowell, an AJC Super 11 running back and a consensus five-star prospect. Defending national champion Alabama, which hosted Crowell on an unofficial visit during the Penn State game last weekend, is Georgia’s chief competition.

“It’s probably between those two,” McGee said. “Alabama’s probably going to lose the Heisman Trophy winner [Mark] Ingram after this season. Trent Richardson is going to be the man next year but they’re probably selling [Crowell] on the fact he’s going to have to be backed up just like Ingram was. But I think he could probably start next year at Georgia, so we’ll see.”

McGee said what Marcus Lattimore has done this season at South Carolina has sold Crowell on what kind of impact he could have as a freshman. McGee said Crowell (6-0, 210) is a similar back to Lattimore, only faster.

Crowell has rushed for 558 yards on 40 carries in No. 1-ranked Carver’s first three games this season. He planned to attend to the Georgia-Arkansas game with teammates Riyadh Jones (2011 DB) and Deion Bonner (2012 ATH) on Saturday. But with a game in LaGrange Friday night and the Bulldogs scheduled for a 12:01 p.m. kickoff, they decided it would be too much of to undertake.

McGee said all three prospects will re-schedule a trip to UGA, possibly for the Tennessee or Vanderbilt games Oct. 9th and 16th, respectively.

104 comments Add your comment

renegade#1

September 16th, 2010
3:09 pm

Freehawk

September 16th, 2010
3:14 pm

LOL “similar but faster.” Whatever happened to bulldogs’ tradition of tailbacks?

renegade#1

September 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

Come on to UGA Mr. Crowell I think they could probably find you some serious playing time and make ya love it while your there. Oh yeah bring some of your buddies with you.

Chuck T's

September 16th, 2010
3:20 pm

Crowell will play a lot more at Georgia. The QB at Georgia will be solid for the next 4 years. Georgia’s going to be the team to beat. Richt played Knowshon exclusively, and he’ll do it with Crowell if he beats out Ealey. I’d think Ealey would be easier to beat out than Richardson.

sogadog

September 16th, 2010
3:22 pm

From the looks of King and Ealy’s performances so far this year, Crowell could easily start in Athens next year.

Dawg Fan

September 16th, 2010
3:25 pm

Mr. Crowell please join the Bulldogs and the Dream Team CMR is putting together this year. The Dogs could really use you next year between the hedges wearing the Red & Black.

Gooooo Dogs Sic’em Woof Woof Woof!

Second?.... it's all good with me ;)

September 16th, 2010
3:26 pm

I believe Isaiah will become a Bulldog in the end. He’s been a Dawg Fan thruout his life and the fact that he could start right away for the Dawgs appeals alot to him. I’ve been hearing alot from a friend whose friend is a bama guy. Who said that Mr Crowell is a lean towards Georgia. I would of love to see Mr Crowell at Sanford this saturday but i can understand He’s got a very busy schedule at this moment and he’ll be here in Athens for the tenn or vandy game. Good luck on the rest of your games Isaiah and god bless you. GO DAWGS !!!!!!

Will

September 16th, 2010
3:27 pm

Crowell could easily start and push Ealey to second string. The problem is getting rid of Stacy Searles and getting the offensive lineman to play up to their ability. The GDay game, and the first two games this season have been pathetic showings to say the least. We havev way too much talent for Washaun to only have 75 yards in the SC game. Step it up Searles and and make these boys play like men. If we don’t have 250 yards rushing Saturday we are going to get blown out of our own stadium!!!!!!!!

Amsterdam Sam

September 16th, 2010
3:35 pm

A word from one who has spent much of his life away from the home-state I love: had I the chance I would have been home all along, for there is no place like home. Who do you wish to impress – those who know and love you, or those who are still strangers? Where do you want to live and work the rest of your lives? Which schools, in-state or out-of-state, will give you the best opportunity for employment when you graduate? Prospective employees do hold loyalty in high esteem. Show some now and stay in the great state of Georgia and make those you already know and who share your heritage and even accent proud of you. Be proud of where you are form and make us proud of you by continuing to be one of us. The “G” from the state of Georgia, even if it has a “T” behind it, but especially if it has a “U” before and an “A” behind, will give you a leg up on life. Make us all proud and stay home. Lets keep your talent here and do something wonderful – bring home the mythical Ntional Championship trophies, for every year we graduate the talent to do so from high schools across this great state.

Too tough 44

September 16th, 2010
3:43 pm

Isaih, UGA ALL THE WAY TO THE NFL!!!!! GO DAWGS!

5150 P.O.A.D

September 16th, 2010
3:43 pm

He has to go to UGA. King sucks and Ealey will be leaving after next year and he can be the man. He can take middle school classes and get a degree. He coul go to Tech and be the man next year but he hill have to actually go to and take a class that requires more than signing his name.

kauai dawg

September 16th, 2010
3:55 pm

Let’s not kid ourselves. He could start this year if he could get on campus!

Go DAWGS

ryan

September 16th, 2010
3:58 pm

Lowdnes 25 has reported this and says Crowell is a strong UGA lean Bama has lot of depth at RB and UGA has lack of depth at RB and would have much better chance to start. He wants to break Hershel record as a Dawg .

kevin

September 16th, 2010
4:00 pm

It would be great if Isiah came to UGA, but what is all of this Ealey and King are no good talk–they only accounted for the most productive rushing attack in the SEC the last 4 games of last year.

globeflyer

September 16th, 2010
4:01 pm

He would start at UGA, no doubt. He will only have to decide whether he wants to play a lot and try to win the SEC East, or go to UA, wait a year, and try to win a NC. UGA is a class program, but it is not going to make any national ripples anytime soon.

RxDawg

September 16th, 2010
4:11 pm

“But with a game in LaGrange Friday night…”

Ooooooooh, I might just head on down to Callaway stadium and watch Mr. Crowell run but wild over the Grangers. That could be fun. I’ll be sure to get a verbal commitment for the Dawgs from him while I’m at it ;)

tim

September 16th, 2010
4:11 pm

Why would a perfectly good 5 star prospect want to degrade his abilities by attending a second rate SEC football school like UGA……..

kevin

September 16th, 2010
4:13 pm

Tim,

Let’s see, b/c UGA has produced some of the best running backs Herschel Walker, Garrison Hearst (NFL MVP), Tim Worley (NFL MVP), Robert Edwards (1st rd pickin NFL), Knowshon Moreno (1st rd pick in NFL) and on an on. Moron.

nerds are funny

September 16th, 2010
4:14 pm

5150 P.O.A.D., having heard the way some of the tech players speak, I do not think they are spending much time in a class room. Get real.

smh

September 16th, 2010
4:19 pm

Freehawk what are you talking about? What do you expect… 1st round pick RB’s coming out of UGA every year?

gloveflyer....Let me tell you something...

September 16th, 2010
4:20 pm

Just because a team is riding high at this moment it’s not guaranteed it will keep doing so whether he plays for a championship or not. Every school aims at it but unfortunaltly 99% do’nt make it. so my point is don’t make sound awfully bad for other programs but yours. GO DAWGS !!!!

P.O.A.D. the Richard Head

September 16th, 2010
4:20 pm

We always need some good uns but why do we

September 16th, 2010
4:22 pm

UGA can always use great backs due to the injury situation,etc. We need talent and we need it in the future and we needed it last year and the past. Um, ah, um, why does UGA NOW not have a quality, big time back that can go the distance?

King and ealey are really second and third teamers on quality SEC squads ………this is one huge part of why UGA lately has been only very mediocre. See? It always comes back to the recuiting aspect.All but Vandy and maybe MSU have a better stable of SEC caliber backs than UGA has.

Alumni will not put up with any more excuses for a 7-5 year …………we gave Richt that year, last season ………..he must produce. We all have to produce in our respective jobs, why should he coast for three, four or five MORE mediocre years at what? $2.3 million per year and $750,00 for the D co ordinator and Bobo and his what? $400,00 per year. Please.
Win now, UGA coaches.

Alumni are demanding it. There is a new AD in town and I heard that he does not drink martinis and have red panties wrapped around his BMW steering wheel.

tim & globeflyer are just plain "HATING"....

September 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

They wish to talk nothing but negative crap about other programs !!! That’s what i call jealousy my friends !!!! GO DAWGS !!!

ryan

September 16th, 2010
4:31 pm

Lattimore was heavily recruited by UGA , Bama, Auburn and others but chose to with a 7-5 SC program instead of better chance to get a BCS title .

kevin

September 16th, 2010
4:31 pm

We always need some good uns but why do we

September 16th, 2010
4:22 pm

“King and ealey are really second and third teamers on quality SEC squads”

Are you kidding? They led the SEC in rushing the last 4 games of last year (over Ingram and Richardson). When proper blocking schemes are executed, they are both great runners–especially in space.

Glory Glory

September 16th, 2010
4:32 pm

Isaiah will be a Dawg

Any Tech fan that thinks every student-athlete at Tech is as brilliant as the Nerds that go there….. bwahahahahahaha!!!

Listen to Joshua (dont call me josh cause im a big boy now) Nesbit or Anthony Allen talk to the press with that STRONG ebonic accent. Then imagine them….. in a boardroom.

Interesting.

Nate the Great

September 16th, 2010
4:32 pm

Let’s not forget satan only has 2 years max left at Bama. Besides its only a matter of time before another one of their over-zealous alumni get them suspended again. But lets also not get too excited about Crowell yet, does anyone recall the name Jasper Sanks? I’ll buy into Crowell when he suits up against the SEC, just like I did after watching Lattimore play last week.

Hunker down baby!! Hunker down for a fight!!!!

tim

September 16th, 2010
4:34 pm

kevin…that was then, when UGA was respectable, and this is now when UGA is a lower tier SEC tean who olays bowl game in Shreveport…..losers

Glory Glory

September 16th, 2010
4:36 pm

listen to how intelligent Joshus Nesbit sounds……… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSVqrSPMCf4&feature=related

Now listen to how intelligent Anthony Allen sounds……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLHA1Vv2tk&feature=related

VERY intelligent young men right there

tim

September 16th, 2010
4:37 pm

that’s the problem kevin “when proper blocking schemes are exected” but the never seem to be, when you have a slow, overrated, injury prone offensive line you are a lousy running team welcome to 2010

Cuz

September 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

Great, RxDawg is going to get us a secondary violation. Might as well compound it and use a helicopter to get to the game.

dawgster

September 16th, 2010
4:53 pm

i think a lot of you miss the point with some of these prospects nowadays…yes they all want to compete for championships..but the truly great ones see the NFL as their future and its about where they can show their talent and get noticed alot..I think the dawgs, bama and others have done a pretty good job of that….so while championships are important the kids these days see this big time money awaiting them in the NFL…why do you think that so many leave early for the NFL…i think if you are lifelong fan of a team you are going to look at that school very close and for the dawgs that is only going to help them with this RB…i hope he sees the number of RB’s that we have put in the NFL…no, all of them haven’t been as successful as you would hope, but they got the chance….

59bulldawg

September 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

All I want for Christmas is Mr. Crowell’s name on a LOI to play football for Georgia in 2012.

TheTaxJacket

September 16th, 2010
4:57 pm

Does anyone truly believe the kids read these blogs and are swayed by your bootlicking comments?

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

Glory, glory to the Jackets, their truth is marching on!!!!

59bulldawg

September 16th, 2010
4:57 pm

Oops make that 2011!

WonderDawg

September 16th, 2010
4:59 pm

Shhhh. Be nice, Dawgs. TheTaxJacket just came out of a 18 month coma . . .

WonderDawg

September 16th, 2010
5:04 pm

How about a couple of “girls” to help RxDawg on that trip, Cuz? Worked for Kiffin!

tell me again

September 16th, 2010
5:05 pm

Who said Ealey is leaving after next year? And do WHAT? Become another Musa Smith? Ealey will have to be at UGA 4 years and PROVE he can be consistently good – he has shown he has lots of POTENTIAL so far but nothing more….. he’s not in the same league as Ingram or T. Richardson – not even close. And another point – I have been saying this for a few years now – when Alabama take the field they play with an attitude few teams can match from start to finish – when we take the field we look like we just got through having tea and donuts with the local girl scouts auxillary. We need some fire in the locker room – and we had better find it fast.

Tide Roll

September 16th, 2010
5:05 pm

Run behind Uga,s offensive line? You’ve got to be kidding! Come to Bama ,you’ll win a Heisman running behind our line. You’ll get killed with what Georgia’s recruiting as offensive lineman,and with Searles coaching them. Check out our ol vs. Uga,s Ol, including commitments, and it’ll be an easy choice. Roll Tide, national champs in 2009, and ranked No.1 in 2010. it’s a no brainer!

Einsteindawg

September 16th, 2010
5:09 pm

I hope Crowell becomes a Dawg; however, Richt and Bobo will redshirt him the first year so he can learn the system. Then, he’ll sit on the bench the next year while he learns our “complicated” offensive schemes and learns to block. Next, he’ll gain 3,000 yards his third year and turn pro. Fire Richt & Bobo, the game has passed you by!

59bulldawg

September 16th, 2010
5:12 pm

You may get your wish Einstein if we come out flat again on Saturday and we’re out of the running by the 4th week of the season.

Einsteindawg

September 16th, 2010
5:16 pm

59bulldawg,
I hope we can get by the Hogs, but if we lose to the Vols, that will guarantee Richt’s last season. It’s frustrating to see how we squander so much talent.

BjohnDawg

September 16th, 2010
5:23 pm

He would start at Georgia. Ealey and King look weak of late.
Both have been more hype that delivery.

Bull

September 16th, 2010
5:25 pm

Crowell flying UGA flags on his car….that’s awesome. We need those guys that carry the same pride as the rest of us about UGA

59bulldawg

September 16th, 2010
5:26 pm

Amen to that brother!

1eyedJack

September 16th, 2010
5:29 pm

Didn’t LSU win a NC with two losses?

Not sayin’ the Dawgs are going to win a NC…being out of the Top 25 this early takes care of that, but Florida is not scary right now and USCe will fade as depth becomes an issue as usual. Maybe that punch in the mouth the Ole Ball Sack gave ‘em last week did ‘em a favor and made ‘em mad. Woke some folks up.

TCB the rest of the way and the football gods will look favorable on them Dawgs.

As for Crowell…one can never have enough big, strong, fast running backs. And we got better uniforms. How’d you like those Bama and Penn St. unis Isaiah?

Gator McCluskey

September 16th, 2010
5:37 pm

@ 1eyedJack yes on your LSU question but that was a strange year…the dawgs lost to South Carolina and the vowels that year and at the end of the year they could have beaten any team in the country….I’m afraid we’re headed towards Ohio St. vs Boise St…..Alabama loses a game…

TXDawg (The Real TXDawg)

September 16th, 2010
5:51 pm

Hey P.O.A.D. go look at the classes that the Tech players are taking and get back with me. How many of them are majoring in Engineering??

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 16th, 2010
5:53 pm

King can play but he is, unfortunately, often injured and Ealey has only played in about 9 games…. Crowell would start next year at UGA and would probably run about 2 out of 3 plays and share time mostly with Ealey. Crowell has speed that Ealey doesn’t have but Ealey has power and toughness and has a no fear attitude.