Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith offensive lineman Curtis Crouch is beginning to gain some interest from the University of Miami, but until an offer comes in from the Canes, Crouch is sticking to his top five schools at this point.
Crouch, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound prospect at offensive tackle has listed Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and East Carolina as his five leaders for most of the summer. Curtis earned all-area honors as a junior.
“I don’t like anyone of those five schools over one another at this point,” explained Crouch. “I would say that North Carolina State is recruiting me the hardest right now with Oklahoma right behind them.”
Curtis is not too concerned with depth charts and competition at the position. Location could come into play for the big man though as he would like to play close to home if he can help it.
“Most of those schools are in pretty close proximity to me with the exception of Oklahoma,” said Crouch. “Oklahoma is a powerful program though, and that’s why I definitely plan on taking an official visit there. They are the only school outside of the region I’m really looking at.”
Curtis plans to take all five of his official visits before making a decision sometime after the season in late November or early December.
What does Crouch like most about each of his five favorites?
North Carolina State:
State is real close to home, it’s only about an hour and a half away from here. I’ve been there a number of times, and I like everything about the school. The facilities are great, I like the colors, and I like the new stadium expansion.
It’s a really good program with a strong tradition of excellence. I don’t know a whole lot about the program personally just yet, but that’s why I definitely want to take a visit there.
They are getting a lot of good players on board with that program in recent years. They have a spot for me on their roster to play early.
I’ve always liked Tennessee since I was young. I hope to learn more about them when I get a chance to visit.
I really like the personal attention they’ve been giving me with the letters they send. They know me best as a person and make an effort to do a little extra with the information they send me.”