Marcus Crowley must've liked what he saw Saturday afternoon.
On his first visit to Columbus, the three-star running back out of Trinity Christian High School (Jacksonville, Fla.) spent the day watching Ohio State beat Nebraska by a 36-31 final and then had a lengthy conversation with running backs coach Tony Alford — who visited Crowley in the Sunshine State during the Buckeyes' bye week.
He also must've liked what he heard.
The Crowley File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds
- Pos: RB
- School: Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: 35 (RB)
Crowley announced Sunday that he had decided to flip his commitment from Miami (FL) to Ohio State. He originally committed to the Hurricanes on Dec. 6, 2017.
He becomes the 15th member of Ohio State's '19 Dynasty recruiting class, taking the place of running back Sampson James, who decommitted from the class on Oct. 7 and flipped to Indiana. When James flipped, Alford immediately reached out to Crowley.
Crowley joins Steele Chambers (Roswell, Ga.) in 2019's crop of running backs, though the Georgia native could potentially play linebacker at the next level. The Jacksonville native hails from the same school as Buckeye defensive backs Shaun Wade and Tyreke Johnson.
— Marcus Crowley (@marcus_2334) November 4, 2018
The Buckeyes had zeroed in on a handful of tailbacks including Deondrick Glass and IMG Academy's Noah Cain. Glass was also on campus this weekend and Cain has been planning to visit for the Michigan game, but it certainly seems that Tony Alford now has his guy for 2019.
At 6-foot-1, 200 pound, Crowley is ranked as the 77th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 35th-best running back in the nation. He has rushed the football 151 times this season for 1,550 yards and 20 scores.
Eleven Warriors will have more on his pledge shortly.