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The No. 1 junior running back in the nation lives in Charlotte

Harding High’s Quavaris Crouch is the nation’s No. 1 running back and No. 5 overall recruit in the class of 2019 according to one major scouting service
Harding High’s Quavaris Crouch is the nation’s No. 1 running back and No. 5 overall recruit in the class of 2019 according to one major scouting service dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

The No. 1 running back in the nation for the class of 2018 is Scotland County’s Zamir White. White committed to Georgia Tuesday. White is the No. 7 overall prospect, regardless of position, in scout.com’s national rankings.

Now, the state also boasts the No. 1 running back in the class of 2019: Scout ranked Harding High’s Quavaris Crouch. Crouch No. 1 among all running backs in his class and ranks him as the No. 5 overall recruit in his class. He’s one of the highest-ranked recruits in Mecklenburg County history.

A 6-2, 225-pounder, Crouch has offers from national powers like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Florida State. He has 21 offers overall.

▪ Other Carolinas’ players ranked include in the top 125 include Clayton High defensive end Savion Jackson (No. 18); Anderson (SC) Hanna DE Zacch Pickens (No. 43); and Elizabeth City Northeastern athlete JR Walker (No. 74)

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