The “next Leonard Fournette.” That is what talking heads around the country are dubbing Harding (NC) running back Quavaris Crouch. Just a junior, Crouch is already the No. 1 ranked running back in the class of 2019 en route to North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year Honors and leading the historically dismal Harding High School to a Class 4A championship this season, its first in 64 years. For perspective, the team was 1-10 two years ago.
His stats: 3,283 yards, 33 touchdowns, 48 tackles and 14 sacks on defense.
In one season.
The 6-foot-2, 230 pound junior also carries a 3.31 grade-point average, is a devoted member of his church community and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Charlotte Observer reports. The dude also volunteers as a peer mentor at his school.
As you may imagine, a guy of his caliber is getting bombarded with offers–the South Carolina Gamecocks being the first school to offer Crouch with Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Michigan to follow. On November 25th, he took an unofficial visit to USC. If he chooses USC, he will join Mater Dei High phenom quarterback JT Daniels, who some scouts rank ahead of Crouch. They will be stacked.
Sporting News embedded itself in Harding’s football program during the 2017 season for a short film titled, “The Recruit.” It’s incredible. Check it out below.
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Quavaris Crouch, Heisman 2022. Book it!
[h/t Sporting News]