Fayetteville (N.C.) EE Smith offensive tackle Curtis Crouch was enjoying the holiday season break like many teenagers do, hanging out with friends and family. The big lineman has plenty on his mind these days as his recruiting list of potential schools has grown.
"He wants to go visit Florida, Clemson, and Virginia Tech in January," said his uncle Eddie Ford III, who Crouch lives with. "I'm going to talk with him maybe tonight and see where all this is. If he really likes the first two we visited, Oklahoma and NC State, than we don't want to waste anybody's time.
"It is getting late in the game. But if really wants to go look at these places to make the best decision than that is what we will do. He has been doing a good job in this process, so I'm sure he will make good decisions."
The 6-foot-6, 322-pound standout is drawing the attention you would expect from the player ranked 57th in the country. Crouch has been saying he doesn't have a favorite and Ford said he didn't know when a decision might come.
Crouch recently competed in the Shrine Bowl which matches the top seniors from North Carolina against the best from South Carolina. He wasn't 100 percent since he is recovering from a shoulder injury that is healing nicely.
"He enjoyed it," Ford said. "He had a good time there and it is a great honor to play in a game like that.'