Carver-Columbus DT raves about former teammate Isaiah Crowell

Isaiah Crowell has “left the building” at Carver-Columbus High School, awaiting the opportunity to save the world at UGA.

Crowell left behind plenty of talented teammates at Carver-Columbus, which is known for producing college football prospects on an annual basis. Carver had 20 seniors sign last Febraury and expects another strong batch this year.

One of Carver’s top 2012 prospects is Derious Bennett, a 6-foot-1, 275-pound defensive tackle who said he has around a dozen offers, including Arkansas, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Southern Miss, Duke, Houston and Marshall.

Bennett has nothing but praise for his former heralded teammate, Crowell.

“Isaiah is an amazing football player,” Bennett said. “He has tremendous character and is real humble. I think Georgia fans are going to be excited about what he does for them this season.”

Asked if there was anything that Georgia fans would be surprised to learn about Crowell as a person or football player, Bennett replied, “No, not really. Isaiah doesn’t leave much to figure out. He speaks his mind about things. He was a  great leader for us, with both his actions and his words.”

Back to Bennett: He visited Southern Miss and Auburn this summer, along with attending camps at Wake Forest and Duke. He is favoring Southern Miss, but will likely wait until the middle or after his senior season to make his college decision. He is happy with his list of offers, but wouldn’t mind being evaluated by UGA, Clemson and Florida.

Bennett has a 3.0 and plans to study Marine Biology.

3 future South Carolina Gamecocks at DeKalb Media Day -- S Kyle Fleetwood (No. 23), LB TJ Holloman (7), and DL Carlos Hood (53). AJC photo bby Michael Carvell

3 future South Carolina Gamecocks at DeKalb Media Day -- S Kyle Fleetwood (No. 12), LB TJ Holloman (7), and DL Carlos Hood (53). AJC photo by Michael Carvell

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236 comments Add your comment

GeoffDawg

July 29th, 2011
12:10 pm

Tech76 – That’s insane. And Ron Dayne only has more yards because he played four seasons to Herschel’s three not to mention more games per season on average.

Bob Loblaw

July 29th, 2011
12:15 pm

Correction

Spurrier is not a member.

Ghost13

July 29th, 2011
12:17 pm

Barry Sanders over Herschel are you serious? Everyone’s entitled to an opinion but agree that most would disagree with you.

TallaDawg

July 29th, 2011
12:18 pm

ATL Gamecock-

Carver-Columbus is in Class AAA. There is a big difference between Class A and Class AAA, just ask some of the AAAA and AAAAA teams that several AAA South Georgia teams have beaten.

TallaDawg

July 29th, 2011
12:19 pm

The bowl statistics are available. Why can the NCAA not go back and add them onto the stats for the players who played before the NCAA started counting bowl game stats?

Tdawg

July 29th, 2011
12:22 pm

Nothing could be finer, but your lying rear end. I don’t think that you can call Northside WR, Shaw, LaGrange Callaway, Buford, Calhoun,Thomasville weak teams by the streach of anyones imagination. Well maybe your in your little world of South Carolina high school football. No high school football can’t hold a candle to Georgia high school football and MC you know it. Sure a will turn out a handfull of good player’s most years, but nothing even remotely close to what Georgia does. Crap if it weren’t for Georgia and Flordia schools like Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn would barely even be .500 teams and that you also know. No one knows how good Crowell will be, but I suspect that he will be very good. You Cock fans keep bragging about Rogers. Yes he was a great back, but dang near every person withe any knowledge about college football knows that Walker should have won the title and didn’t for no other reason than they simply did not award the heisman to a freshman. Better get that SEC title this season there Carolina because it will be many a year before you will even sniff another one.

Greg

July 29th, 2011
12:29 pm

Crowell has tremendous character? I guess this kid isn’t his facebook friend. When you say you’re a thug and talk about running from the police, does that show tremendous character?

Greg

July 29th, 2011
12:30 pm

TallaDawg – Carver USED to be AAA. Now they are AA just like Buford. Go to ghsa.net to see for yourself. Carver is a small school

BigTimeTechFan

July 29th, 2011
12:31 pm

Joey Hamilton was from South Carolina, best QB that ever played in the State of Georgia

BigTimeTechFan

July 29th, 2011
12:35 pm

I would rank the best RB ever:
1. Marcus Dupree
2. Tie – Herschel and Bo Jackson
4. Earl Cambell
5. Barry Sanders
6. OJ Simpson

hammerhead

July 29th, 2011
12:36 pm

Bragging about your coach being a member of Augusta National is about as pathetic as anything I’ve ever heard; but while we’re at it… A former UGA football player and UGA Alum is the CHAIRMAN of Augusta National – Billy Payne.

Tdawg

July 29th, 2011
12:37 pm

Tech76 the majority or folks would politely disagree with you. How many times has espn aired the greatest college rb’s of all time and each and every time it’s Hershal Walker. I know that Atlanta has TV and espn. Wait a second, ain’t espn located in Atlanta. Tech76 your jealousy is shining through.

Old Flatulent Dawg

July 29th, 2011
12:40 pm

BigTimeTechFan ……….only a fool from North Ave would ever put Marcus Dupree in the top of anything except a fried chicken eating contest

Bob Loblaw

July 29th, 2011
12:41 pm

Nothing Finer

“Yea, college life is overwhelming in the summer time with no classes. LOL”

You are showing your age little boy. Lots of classes in college. Its actually the best time to live there. But you wouldn’t know that, you start middle school in two weeks. Get some Oxy little boy.

Go Dawgs!

Bob Loblaw

July 29th, 2011
12:41 pm

*In the summer.

JB

July 29th, 2011
12:43 pm

I will say this about the Carolina/ Georgia games last year.
1. richt’s worst team in his career at UGA
2. Carolina’s best team in maybe….ever
3. Carolina started a veteran QB
4. Georgia started a freshman
5. Georgia had a NEW DC and a new system

AND the game was still close. You guys better hope you win this year. You have a veteran team…we have a young one. It won’t get any easier.

dap01

July 29th, 2011
12:43 pm

ATL Gamecock: Take a chill pill. Surely your life can tolerate an article about a team that you do not like. Get a hobby! Get a girlfriend.

Old Flatulent Dawg

July 29th, 2011
12:44 pm

BigTimeTechFan “Joey Hamilton was from South Carolina, best QB that ever played in the State of Georgia”….dang boy are you smoking old Joe’s weed or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is funny!!!!!!!!!!

JB

July 29th, 2011
12:45 pm

All Techies currently studying appeal briefs at this time to try to get that dang ACC trophy back…LOL

Tdawg

July 29th, 2011
12:46 pm

BigTimeTechFan lay that crack pipe down and head to the nearest rehibilitation center. While I will say that Mr Hampton was a fine qb and I did totally enjoy watching him play, you are out of your every loving freaking mind if you think that he was the best qb to ever play college ball in Georgia. Who was South Carolina’s best running back ever. Mightin it be Mr Rodgers? And mightin he also be from Georgia. Well I truley believe that he mightin be.

As far as ranking your top rb’s. A case could be made for your picks, but still, I’d have to put Walker at number 1. I would also have to stick Tony Dorsett at number 3.

JB

July 29th, 2011
12:47 pm

And where is Reggie Ball? Hopefully not teaching math somewhere…..1…………..2………….3………damn if I know what comes next.

Bob

July 29th, 2011
12:48 pm

Michael, it’s nice reading an article like this and thanks for the good job. While everyone on here has an opinion of how Crowell will perform, we won’t know until he actually plays. I’m hoping he lives up to his advance billing, but if not, I’m sure Justin S-W, Mitchell, Boykin, Branden Smith, Nick Marshall, Rantavious, et al can pick up the slack. We’ve got to do a better job of utilizing our talent.

GEORGIA97

July 29th, 2011
12:50 pm

Who cares about the shamecocks? They had one decent year when the SEC east was putrid but now they think they’ll be in New Orleans playing for the National Championship. Is it just me, or does Spurrier look like the kind of guy who eats his own boogers?

Bob

July 29th, 2011
12:52 pm

BigTimeTechFan…where would you rank Ernie Davis, Gayle Sayers, Joe Don Looney, Sinkwich, and Trippi?

Joey

July 29th, 2011
12:53 pm

Dorsett was known by Anthony back then and he broke a long one vs UGA in the Sugar Bowl, but only after Pitt’s QB (Cavanaugh?) loosened the D up.

Alphare

July 29th, 2011
12:53 pm

I don’t care who UGA’s recruites are, just beat the gators and make all us Georgians proud. Every time I go to Florida, I feel smaller than a Floridian.

It’d be another matter if not most of the good Georgia players go to UGA, it’s like Georgia’s best cannot beat Florida’s best.

Joey

July 29th, 2011
12:55 pm

Alphare’s gonna pull for UGA in a football game?

What’s next? Flying pigs?

BigTimeTechFan

July 29th, 2011
12:56 pm

Tdawg – I totally forgot about Dorsett, yes he should be in there, but I don’t think Rogers would even be in top ten, still got Antony Davis, Billy Sims, Ricky Williams, Jim Brown and to many others to add before you even get to Rogers.

Hamilton, Tarkenton, Stafford, Greene, Ham???

BigTimeTechFan

July 29th, 2011
1:00 pm

BigTimeTechFan…where would you rank Ernie Davis, Gayle Sayers, Joe Don Looney, Sinkwich, and Trippi?

All ahead of George Rogers but still behind Billy Cannon, before my time but some have told me he was the best player they ever saw.

Columbus

July 29th, 2011
1:04 pm

I CANNOT WAIT! until UGA destroys the Gamecocks!!!!!!!!!!!!
They FINALLY win the East and they think they are somebody. We are going to DESTROY them and TAKE ALL their recruits!

Bob

July 29th, 2011
1:04 pm

Billy Cannon was a good back; however, his TD run against Ole Miss on Halloween night over-hyped his glory…just like Pat Sullivan’s game against us (UGA) won him the Heisman.

Nothing Could Be Finer

July 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

LOL @ Columbus

GeoffDawg

July 29th, 2011
1:58 pm

BigTimeTechFan – I’ll grant you that Joe Hamilton was the best QB ever in the state at getting DUIs and butchering the english language. On the field though, he doesn’t come within a country mile of Tarkenton, Zeier, or Greene.

Aaron Murray

July 29th, 2011
2:21 pm

Joe Hamilton wasn’t any taller than me.

ga gator

July 29th, 2011
2:22 pm

Bob

July 29th, 2011
1:04 pm

Billy Cannon was a good back; however, his TD run against Ole Miss on Halloween night over-hyped his glory…just like Pat Sullivan’s game against us (UGA) won him the Heisman

Good points and just like Spurriers FG against Auburn won him the Heisman.

ga gator

July 29th, 2011
2:23 pm

In my estimation, in my 58.5 years Hershel is easily the best RB in College history and Tebow the best football player in College history.

C-Town

July 29th, 2011
2:29 pm

Lets get the Facts Right

-Carver was AAAA from 92-2005, AAA-2005-2009, AAA-STATE CHAMPS 2007, Crowell Freshman year
- Carver plays the best schools in GA, Northside-WR was on a 35 game winning streak when they played Carver in 2008, schools like Lagrange, Flowery Branch,G-Ville,T-Ville,Buford,Baldwin Co are not Cupcake city
-Crowell will prove all these Haters wrong very soon
-And the DT Deriuos Bennett is a good kid. I am glad AJC gave him some props. He better than last year all-world DT Gabe Wright…Check out his game film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5kupEFid8&feature=related

gtfanfrom1951

July 29th, 2011
2:31 pm

Georgia football players and South Carolina Coaches needed potty training 101. Crowell boys are they the sameones who were caught taking all that stuff from the locker room? The mighty SEC the all thugs conference!!!!

Nothing Could Be Finer

July 29th, 2011
2:32 pm

“Where Georgia has question marks, South Carolina has exclamation points”

More of the same

July 29th, 2011
2:34 pm

Crowell is THE NEXT Caleb King.

Actually, he’ll be the next Caleb King and Washout Ealey combined, if you can imagined that.

Crowell needs to make a courtesy call to the Athens-Clarke County jail to get acquainted, maybe pick out a cell he likes.

Why does Richt keep recruiting these low class illiterates?

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 29th, 2011
2:36 pm

Love all the talk

How about lets show something on the field

Mulling

July 29th, 2011
2:39 pm

A few facts for dawgtards to mull over:

1. UGA is the nation’s #1 party school. That means that UGA has the highest number of drunks on campus of all the colleges and universities in the U.S. These drunks keep the local jail full, and provide full employment to law enforcement personnel, bail bondsmen, and attorneys. Really something to be proud of, isn’t it.

2. UGA athletes are some of the most illiterate morons in the country. Most of them take remedial studies, which is the stuff that most kids learn by the seventh grade. But not your dummies, who you laughingly call student-athletes. The very few who actually graduate have worthless diplomas in worthless studies that no employer is looking for.

3. Even your fans are trashy, stupid drunks. Take a look at what your campus looks like after a home game, and check the number of DUIs the police issue between Athens and Atlanta after a game.

4. Your athletes must think that ankle monitoring bracelets are bling, they see so many of them in the locker room.

A really miserable, sorry place, and a huge embarrassment to all Georgians.

JDawg1785

July 29th, 2011
2:41 pm

Seriously, Flat Tire. How many days now? 35?

GeoffDawg

July 29th, 2011
2:41 pm

More of the same – only low class goons like yourself would write something so incendiary about an 18 year old kid before he even has a chance to prove himself. Your post reveals a lot more about you than it does Crowell.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 29th, 2011
2:44 pm

Observation

July 29th, 2011
2:44 pm

Who was better Reggie Baller or Smokin’ weed Lil’ Joe?

savh dawg

July 29th, 2011
2:47 pm

Prior to Carolina’s Eastern Division title, the only banner hanging in their stadium read 1969 ACC Champions. Enough Said!

C-Town

July 29th, 2011
2:56 pm

BigTimeTechFan

July 29th, 2011
3:03 pm

he (Joey Hamilton) doesn’t come within a country mile of Tarkenton, Zeier, or Greene.

Joe better then Zeier and Greene for sure, Tarkenton could be arguement, The one I think may be better is Tracy Ham, so it’s between:
Ham
Tarkenton
Hamilton

I pick Hamilton

ViningsAndrew

July 29th, 2011
3:06 pm

The Gamecocks have always had Dawg envy. They have one good year and you would think they have a tradition of football. Sadly, South Carolina will always be, well, just South Carolina. Stick to baseball at least.