Highly-touted RB/LB Quavaris Crouch commits to Tennessee

Photo Credit: Quavaris Crouch on Twitter

Who? Quavaris Crouch

What? Athlete (Linebacker/Running Back) in the class of 2019

Where? Charlotte, North Carolina (Harding University School) 

247 Sports composite rating: 4-star. No. 39 player nationally. No. 2 athlete. No. 1 prospect in North Carolina.

Rivals.com rating: 4-star. No. 30 player nationally. No. 3 athlete. No. 1 prospect in North Carolina.

ESPN rating: 4-star athlete. No. 41 player nationally. No. 3 athlete. No. 2 prospect in North Carolina

In the final portion of the early signing period, the Vols pulled off a huge recruiting coup with the addition of elite, jumbo-sized athlete Quavaris Crouch. He made his decision known on a local television broadcast in his home town of Charlotte, NC… 

Simply put, Quavaris Crouch’s recruitment was a wild, roller coaster ride. Tennessee lurked in the shadows during the entire process and was a constant factor with the blue-chip athlete. Crouch was a top priority for many of the big boys in the college football landscape. For a while, the Michigan Wolverines and the Clemson Tigers were perceived to be the be the two teams duking it out for Crouch’s services, but now we know how all of that turned out. 

Crouch is about 6-foot-3 and hovers around the 230-pound mark. A contributing factor for Tennessee winning out was the fact that they were sold on giving Crouch the opportunity to start out at linebacker rather than tailback. 

Although, no matter where he ends up playing, it’s always a huge plus to have a versatile guy like Crouch who is fully capable of playing on offense or defense. He is a wrecking ball on defense and a nightmare to tackle with the ball in his hands. His tape shows flashes of a guy like Derrick Henry who has speed for days and can flat out run you over. 

Crouch was sidelined during his senior season campaign at Harding University School due to an ankle injury. If it was not for this snag, he likely would have been a consensus five-star prospect. At one juncture, he was entrenched in the top 10 of the recruiting player rankings. During his junior season, Crouch ran for 3,142 yards and found the end zone 31 times. On defense, he accumulated 14 sacks in limited playing time. He’s a force to be reckoned with and is yet another piece in what is becoming a truly impressive recruiting class for Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols.