Quavaris Crouch tells the Charlotte Observer Michigan and Clemson are tied for #1 on his list

Submitted by Diagonal Blue on October 24th, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Crouch said he planned official visits to Michigan Nov. 3, Clemson Nov. 17 and Alabama Dec. 7. He’s also planning visits to Southern Cal and Florida State. He also told the State that he’s got leaders.

“I would say Michigan is No. 1, but the weather is crazy,” Crouch said. “I feel like Michigan and Clemson are tied for No. 1.”

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Earlier this week Steve Wiltfong said he thought Clemson was leading. 

I talked to another source this morning that feels Clemson is indeed in the driver seat for the coveted recruit.

My Crystal Ball was on Tennessee and there is belief that when the Vols get their official they could flip this back their way.

A third source believes Michigan has a chance to make a move when the blue-chipper takes his official for the Penn State game the weekend of Nov. 3. I've been sleeping on the Maize and Blue here but I'm starting to buy them as a major contender. Crouch has always been high on the Wolverines and included them in his favorites, I was just told weather would be a factor in his decision by someone close to him early in the process. We'll see what happens early next month.

Florida State is scheduled to get Crouch on campus this weekend per our Clemson insider at 247Sports in Anna Hickey.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite bills Crouch as the nation's No. 2 athlete, No. 1 prospect in North Carolina and No. 28 player regardless of position.



October 24th, 2018 at 8:54 PM ^

Certainly there are a few but the significant majority are mortified by simply the thought. When I lived in Americus, GA for a couple years they would close down the town if snow was predicted...and that is fact. This happened several times...once there were a few flakes that actually floated down...there was never any accumulation. 


October 24th, 2018 at 9:31 PM ^

When we got around a foot here in Atlanta last year almost every business around me closed multiple hours early. Just shut down, every one left. Of course, I was the only one out on the roads that night, it felt amazing. But everyone loses their minds here, it's wild, and it's completely impractical. I enjoy a society that can still function from December through February.

Coach Carr Camp

October 25th, 2018 at 9:25 AM ^

Moved to DC about 5 years ago. Woke up one morning to maybe a half inch dusting, didn't think anything of it and just went on my way to work. It wasn't until i was too far from home that i got caught in the worst traffic jam of my life. Cars were sliding everywhere, I got out twice to help push cars up small inclines.And it wasn't just my commute, I checked my phone and realized the entire DMV was an absolute clusterfuck. I always tell people I'm way more terrified of an inch of snow in DC than a foot of snow back in Michigan. 


October 24th, 2018 at 10:41 PM ^

Because when you get drafted you don't get to pick what the weather is like where you are, but you can when you get recruited. If you get to pick this time, why not pick somewhere nice? Not that hard to understand. He may not make the NFL, so he can play somewhere warm now. And if he does, well, to paraphrase you, he'll get used to it eventually. 


October 25th, 2018 at 8:49 AM ^

I had a close friend move away to Fort Lauderdale when he was 13. He went on to have a little brother who had never been north or even seen snow outside of television. Long story short, we met them a few years ago up in frankenmuth around Xmas time and you would have though this guy had found a pot of gold. Granted when you live here it’s gets old but so does the brutal heat in the south. I know I could easily sell my house and everything I own and move to the keys, but going there every July all they do is bitch about the heat. The worst  part, at least for me, is when we get teased by spring up until that B Mother Nature flips the switch to straight summer. 


October 24th, 2018 at 9:05 PM ^

Well, today I will take the Indiana/Michigan weather over the hellish heat any day. This is our 9th year in Kansas and what we quickly learned is that you can dress for the cold-you cannot possibly undress enough for all the 105+ temps we get...I say 105 because that seems to be the temp where your body's natural cooling system simply cannot keep up. A couple summers ago we had over 50 100+ degree days with many of those over 105 with the high being 113...that is miserable weather. 


October 24th, 2018 at 9:51 PM ^

To each their own-really. The older I get the more I enjoy winter...I don't understand why...but it's true. We live in the country-cannot see any houses from our house...and just so you know, it's not because of trees...relatively few here. We love bundling up in the middle of blizzard conditions and hike our property.

Crouch would be a great get...this class could end up beyond awesome...some of those flier projects they have coming are going to fly very high too. 


October 24th, 2018 at 8:40 PM ^

I get it too, but if you're a top guy on a pretty sure path to the NFL, seems the staff/other Northern schools can be like. . .  New England, Philly, Pittsburgh, Seattle, etc etc.  Tons of teams play in the cold in the NFL.  

But I guess if you have to be in college 3-4 might as well make it comfortable, especially since Clemson is in the midst of a dynasty. 


October 25th, 2018 at 9:29 AM ^

After spending 2 weeks in Boston for work in February Michigan is like the Florida panhandle. When my plane landed on Sunday it was 43 degrees. When it took off Sunday 2 weeks later they had almost 30” of snow. The whole time it was in the middle twenties, but the 20’s there is unlike any cold I’ve ever felt before. 


October 24th, 2018 at 7:41 PM ^

I've always wondered why weather would matter to a prospective recruit. What are you going to do if you get drafted by Green Bay? Buffalo? New England? Pull an Eli ?

Michology 101

October 24th, 2018 at 8:02 PM ^

Well, the weather probably wouldn't be a factor when they're getting paid and have achieved their dream of making it to the NFL.  

They pretty much have no choice in the matter when it comes to the NFL, at least until they reach free agency. They can then leave a team that plays home games in outside cold weather.    

Mr Miggle

October 24th, 2018 at 8:06 PM ^

You'll adjust to the cold weather then, because you have to. It's not something that needs four years of prep to handle.

I don't see why a recruit shouldn't care about the weather when most of the rest of us do. I'd like our weather to be a selling point for recruits, but accept that it's a negative for many. I don't blame them. It just means our coaches have to work a little harder in recruiting.



October 24th, 2018 at 8:07 PM ^

In the pro's you can afford vacations and extra residences. For college, weather plays a larger factor in quality of life. I don't blame him one bit. There is a reason seasonal affective disorder is in the DSM. I hope he enjoys the climate as much as the game or at least that the game and visit trump any poor "weather"


October 25th, 2018 at 9:06 PM ^

(A) some people actually like those conditions (I'm not one of them but I know they exist), particularly if they grew up in them and (B) if only other cities with more consistent, temperate climates than those exist.  But I guess Southern California broke off the west coast when I wasn't looking, and vast other stretches of the southern states that don't have the miserable humidity just vanished.