- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
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Senior tight end Kevin Crosby (Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt) was presented his honorary game jersey during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game on Sept. 19.
Crosby, a South Carolina commitment, is the No. 88 ranked prospect overall, and the No. 2 tight end in the class. He committed to South Carolina over Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, LSU and Florida State among others
“First off, I want to thank God for blessing me with this experience,” Crosby said. “I want to thank my family, I want to thank the principal, the student faculty and I want to thank my team for making everything possible. I just want to say thank you to Under Armour for the selection.”
The ceremony was particularly special for Bamberg-Ehrhart head coach Kevin Crosby, who is also the father of the Red Raiders star player.
“To me as a head coach and a dad, it is a privilege and honor to be standing before him. But most of all, I want to give credit to his teammates because without his teammates this would not be possible," said the elder Crosby. "I think what makes him special is the fact that he has the knack for the ball. He’s a go getter. Anytime the ball is in his hands, you never know what might happen.”
For Crosby, the decision to play in the Under Armour All-America Game was simple having experienced the game two times prior as a spectator.
“I decided to accept the invitation to the Under Armour Game because two other guys before me went to the same game and I went to both of the games and I want to experience what they experienced when they were down there. It’s going to be exciting being on ESPN because you have millions of people out there watching you on TV, and not just thousands like when you are at home…you have millions, the whole world. It’s going to be exciting,” he said.