Last week, the AJCs Carvell asked if Carver-Columbus backfield burner Isaiah Crowell was the best RB prospect in the country. I don't purport to have the experience to determine such rankings...but, if he's not the best...I'd like to see who is.
This is a long, LONG video. But I like it because it highlights Crowell each play and goes back and slows down particular plays to give you a better look at his vision and instincts. Plus it shows some flat out break away plays where he outruns 21 other players and shows plenty of plays where Crowell creates yards...and points.
As I watched, I tried to determine which Dawg back Crowell reminded me of most. His breakaway speed definitely reminded me of watching some of Richard Samuel's runs at Cass and 'tween the hedges. But obviously Crowell has a knack for avoiding contact.
Then it came to me...Robert Edwards. Crowell's built like him and moves like him, although he has even better instincts...at least at the HS level. He has that awesome blend of speed and field level intuition. So who does he remind you of?
Given the recent history between Georgia and Carver-Columbus coaches, this would seem like a longshot, at best. But from Crowell's mouth to God's ears ($$):
There are other names on Georgia's watch list. But Crowell's should be (and surely is) at the top.