Two of Ohio State's commitments for the recruiting class of 2019 were named Gatorade State Players of the Year on Thursday.
Crowley is coming off a senior season at Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) in which he ran for 2,325 yards and 28 touchdowns on 222 carries while also catching 11 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns. He also maintained a 3.18 GPA in the classroom.
Stover is coming off a senior season at Lexington High School in which he recorded 178 total tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense while he ran for 1,497 yards and 18 touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass on offense. He maintained a 3.34 GPA in the classroom.
A pair of Ohio State targets for the recruiting class of 2020 also earned Gatorade State Player of the Year honors on Thursday, as defensive end Bryan Bresee won the award for the state of Maryland while wide receiver Julian Fleming was named Pennsylvania's top player.