Coveted ATH Kevin Crosby eyes UGA


After a sophomore season in which Kevin Crosby (Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt) had 36 receptions for 784 yards as a tight end, and 58 tackles and two interceptions on defense, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound rising junior has no shortage of offers. Jerry Montgomery from Michigan extended offer No.31 to Crosby two weeks ago. But as the two-way athlete took the field for last weekend’s NFTC in Charlotte, he noted there was one offer he hopes comes soon.

“I really want to get that offer from Georgia,” Crosby said.

Crosby visited Athens a month ago, watching practice and spending time with head coach Mark Richt and John Lilly. While some schools like him as a linebacker, others are also after Crosby as a tight end, which was the position he competed in on Sunday. Crosby feels he could fit in at either position in Athens.

“I was looking at the schemes the run on offense during the tight ends meeting with Coach Lilly, and it is kind of based on the things we do at Bamberg-Ehrhard,” said Crosby. “The 3-4 defense they run is similar to ours as well, so it would be really easy to pick up if I got an offer and came here.”

Another 2014 prospect was in Athens at the same time as Crosby, and the two hit it off while on campus and have kept in touch ever since.

Nick Glass (Atlanta/St. Pius X) tells me about Georgia and what the program is like,” Crosby said. “He has become a good friend lately.”

With so many offers already, some might speculate that Georgia is late in the game, even though Crosby has yet to suit up for his junior season. The Palmetto State native says that is not the case at all, and he is ready to earn the chance to play for Georgia soon.

“It is still early, and Georgia takes care of their own state first, so I can see why they need to see me more in person,” Crosby said. “When Coach Lilly comes to see me I will show him what I can do. That offer would mean a lot because it would show that I earned it, instead of someone just watching some film and throwing it out there without seeing me themselves.”

If the Bulldogs do join in the Crosby sweepstakes, it appears they would leapfrog quite a few other programs.

“If Georgia offered they would be in my top group for sure,” Crosby said.