Carver-Columbus running back Isaiah Crowell, generally considered the top overall prospect in Georgia this year, has decided to postpone his college decision until the end of the recruiting period, coach Dell McGee said Thursday.
“Isaiah and his family want to make the best decision for his future and they feel that taking his five official visits will give them the best opportunity to evaluate and assess what they are looking for in a school,” McGee told the AJC. “They want to give each school a fair opportunity.”
For several weeks, Crowell (6-0, 210) had said he wanted to make his announcement immediately following the Tigers’ victory in the Class AA state championship in the Georgia Dome next week, should they be so fortunate to get there. Recently, Crowell said he also intended to visit UGA on Dec. 11th — the day after the state title game — which led to rampant speculation he was planning to choose the Bulldogs.
Crowell made an unofficial visit to Georgia for the Georgia Tech game last weekend. He has more than 50 scholarship offers but is expected to choose between Georgia and Alabama.
Crowell is coming off a performance in which he rushed for 305 yards on 20 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Class AA quarterfinals against Thomasville last Friday. He has 1,627 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns on just 127 carries while missing nearly four full games with leg injuries.
No. 1-ranked Carver (13-0) travels to Calhoun to face the undefeated, No. 3-ranked Yellow Jackets on Friday.
By Chip Towers