The top athlete left on Michigan’s board in 2019 is headed elsewhere.
4-star athlete Quavaris Crouch announced Friday, the final day for the early signing period, he will be heading to Tennessee, picking the Volunteers over Michigan and Clemson.
BREAKING: Quavaris Crouch commits to Tennessee over Clemson & Michigan. Rated as nation’s #2 athlete, #39 overall prospect. Rivals rated Crouch as nation’s #1 prospect before he sat out senior season due to injury.
Crouch will enroll early at UT after appearance in Army AA Game pic.twitter.com/jV94QSbsuA
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) December 21, 2018
Crouch was being recruited by Michigan to possibly play on both sides of the ball. He was an elite linebacker and running back in high school, so it is very possible he could play both positions at Tennessee, too.
It was widely regarded over the last few weeks Clemson was the heavy favorite to land Crouch. But Michigan was never out of the race, and many over at Schembechler Hall believed they had a fighting chance to get a signature from the No. 39 player in the country.
Crouch met with Tennessee coaches late last week, likely sealing the deal and killing any remaining chance for Michigan or Clemson to get back into the race.
It isn’t out of the realm of possibility the Wolverines try and acquire one or two more players in the 2019 class, most notably at the running back and defensive tackle positions.
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