Dave Doeren got his eighth commitment of the 2021 recruiting class on Tuesday, and this one is a pretty good one. The addition comes from unanimous four-star wide receiver prospect Micah Crowell, a Kernersville, NC product who becomes the highest-rated player in the class.
Crowell is a big, physical receiver at 6’2, 205. He had an impressive offer sheet, but an ACL tear as a junior may have waned some recruiting interest in him. Here is his scouting report from 247’s Charles Power
Has a thick, muscled build with big arms. More physically developed than most high school receiver prospects at this stage. Missed his junior season with an ACL tear. Primarily used as a catch and run receiver and on speed sweeps as a sophomore. Uses his size to body defensive backs in contested situations. Has a physical presence in the open field and as a runner. Shows some tightness and rigidity as a runner and within his routes. Will need to continue developing his technical skill as a receiver. Projects as a Power Five starter at the college level.
Crowell is the third commitment in the last 10 days for the Wolfpack. We can debate whether or not momentum is a real thing on the football field, but it certainly is on the recruiting trail. Until now, State had none of it, but it’s begun to get its footing.
NC State now has two four-star commits in the class of 2021, with a third favoring the Wolfpack (according to 247Sports) in recently-minted national top 100 prospect Jordan Poole. The Pack has a little something going here and has a chance to make up some ground. Let’s see what happens next.