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Transfer Tracker: Michigan State adds Vols' LB Crouch

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops grinding. Michigan State continued to stay busy in the portal on Tuesday with the addition of Tennessee transfer linebacker Quavaris Crouch.

Crouch started 11 games at Tennessee
Crouch started 11 games at Tennessee (UT Photo)

Recruiting: The one-time No. 1 overall player in the country, Crouch surprised many when he committed to Tennessee over Clemson and Michigan.

As a Vol: While many through Crouch might be a better running back than linebacker at the next level, he began his career on defense for the Vols and stayed there for both seasons. Crouch appeared in 23 games for the Vols over his two seasons, with 11 starts. During that time, Crouch had 85 tackles, including three for loss, and also carried the ball seven times for nine yards and two touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, Crouch's defensive grades were 57.3 (2019) and 56.2 (2020).

Farrell's Take: Crouch is an outstanding athlete who has shown power and explosion and made some huge plays. He still needs some refinement and discipline in his game but his athleticism is unquestioned and he is just starting to round into an effective linebacker. He brings power and suddenness to the position and he has shown the ability to be a big hitter. This is another very nice get for Mel Tucker.

Impact Rating: 6.5 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.