There’s only one Carolinas’ player ranked in rivals.com latest Top 100 rankings for the high school football class of 2019.
Harding High running back Quavaris Crouch checks in at No. 15. Rivals ranks him as the No. 2 running back nationally in his class. North Stafford (VA) High’s Devyn Ford, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, is the top ranked running back. Ford ranks No. 10 overall.
Scout.com, another recruiting service, ranks Crouch No. 17 overall nationally and as the top running back in his class.
Crouch, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, has more than 20 Division I offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State. Three of the four in-state ACC schools -- North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest -- have also offered the Harding star.
As a freshman, Crouch was a bright light on a 1-10 team, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards. But as a sophomore, he led Harding to its first playoff appearance in six years. Crouch ran for 1,364 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He was named the SoMeck 8 conference offensive player of the year.