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.