Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith offensive lineman Curtis Crouch helped push his team to a 4-0 start in 2004 with a 50-20 victory over Seventy-First Friday night. Healthy after a week one injury in which he sprained his ankle, Crouch has been dominating at the offensive tackle position.
“I got injured in the opener and didn’t play in the second half of that game,” explained Crouch. “I missed the second game, but started in the third. We’ve played well as a group, our tailback is the leading rusher in the district so far.”
Crouch has begun thinking about scheduling official visits this fall, although he would like to take the majority of his visits after the season.
“I know I’m going to visit Oklahoma, and probably sometime during the season,” explained Crouch. “My top four schools are Oklahoma, North Carolina State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech and I plan on taking official visits to all of them. North Carolina State is a slight leader for me, but that’s mostly because it’s the only school I’ve seen.”
Crouch has heard from each of his favorites since the start of the contact period as well as Clemson and East Carolina.
“Surprisingly, East Carolina is the school recruiting me the hardest,” stated Crouch. “But, they’re not in my top four. Of the schools in my top four, North Carolina State is probably recruiting me a little harder than the other four.”
Crouch will also take unofficial visits during the fall to see the gameday atmosphere at several area schools. His early list of targeted visits include East Carolina, North Carolina State, and Tennessee.