It’s official. It’s down to Alabama and Georgia for Isaiah Crowell.
The state’s No. 1 college football prospect, a 6-foot, 210-pound tailback out of Carver-Columbus, canceled what was to be his final official visit to Auburn this weekend.
“He just said he was getting real tired,” Carver-Columbus coach Dell McGee said Wednesday. “He wanted to thank Auburn for recruiting him and felt like this would only be fair if they wanted to recruit another running back. He said he’s down to Alabama and Georgia now. He wants to take the weekend off and sit down with his family and talk about the situation.”
Not coincidentally, Auburn got a commitment Wednesday from running back Tre Mason of Lakeland, Fla.
Crowell is a 5-star-rated recruit who’s considered the No. 1 back in America by ESPN and Scout.com. He will make his announcement between the two schools on national signing day sometime around 1:30 p.m. at the Occasions Event Center in Columbus. Crowell will be accompanied by his fellow college football signees from Carver for that announcement.
Carver already has one other player headed to Georgia in defensive back Quintavious Harrow, who happens to also be Crowell’s best friend. Defensive tackle Gabe Wright is a four-star prospect who is going to choose between Auburn and Tennessee on Wednesday. Offensive lineman Quincy McKinney has already committed to South Carolina.
The crush of media attention that Crowell and these guys have brought to Carver prompted the school to route interview requests for him and McGee through the Muscogee County School District.
“I’m great,” McGee said Wednesday. “It’s just part of the process this time of year. I have two very high-profile recruits that are uncommitted at this time and that brings a lot of attention with it. Football is very important in this part of the country. It just comes with the territory.”
By Chip Towers, The College Recruiting Blog