Jason Croom, one of Georgia’s top college football prospects at wide receiver, committed to Tennessee on Thursday.
The 6-foot-5, 226-pounder picked the Volunteers over Mississippi State, among his 17 early offers, which also included Auburn, Michigan and Florida State. Croom is the fifth player from Georgia to join Tennessee’s 2012 recruiting class, and No. 2 at wide reciever, along with Columbia High School’s Keithon Redding.
“You know how they say ‘when you visit the right school, you will just know it?’ That’s how it was at Tennessee,” Croom told the AJC. “They think I can develop into a special player for them. They really care about my academics and helping me get a degree. I really like the coaches, the players, the atmosphere — you know, everything about the place.”
Norcross coach Keith Maloof said Croom ranks among the best wide receivers he’s ever coached at the Gwinnett County school, along with Brice Butler (signed with Southern California) and Devonta Bolton (Alabama). Croom showed his enormous potential with 5 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s playoff loss to eventual state champion Brookwood.
“The colleges love his ability,” Norcross coach Keith Maloof said. “He’s big, he’s 200 pounds. He’s 6-foot-5 and he can run. He can get behind the secondary. He can run the possession routes. He can block outside on the corners. Just about everything he does is good.”
Note: How good is Jason Croom? You can watch him yourself on WSB-TV “Thursday Night Football” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. It’s Norcross vs. Dacula on Channel 2.2, WSB-TV ’s second digital channel. You can also watch games live on wsbtv.com and watch the rebroadcast Friday nights at 1:06 a.m. on Channel 2. It can also be found on the follow cable channels:
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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