One of Georgia’s top football prospects at wide receiver will announce his college decision before Norcross High School’s season-opener against Dacula on Thursday.
Jason Croom will decide between Tennessee and Mississippi State among his 17 early scholarship offers around 3 p.m. on Thursday. Croom was a member of Norcross High’s state championship basketball team last season but will focus on football only in college.
“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.”
Croom talked about his two finalists. “With Mississippi State, I like the coaches, the players and facilities. It’s like one big family. They are in a spread offense and they feel like I could do some big things in it.”
“With Tennessee, when I first went down to visit, I really liked it in and out. My mom has been in contact with them throughout the whole recruiting process. When they finally offered, we went down there and really enjoyed it.”
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-T ’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: Comcast 248- Metro Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome; Charter 126 – Metro Atlanta, Athens;
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