MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Neal Brown and Sean Reagan went back to their old stomping grounds to bag a Goose.
Will “Goose” Crowder, a three-star Class of 2021 quarterback recruit from Birmingham, Ala., committed to West Virginia Tuesday.
— Will “Goose” Crowder (@_crowder18) April 7, 2020
Crowder was able to take a pair of visits to Morgantown prior to the NCAA-mandated shutdown in recruiting for all sports during the coronavirus pandemic, including WVU’s junior day on March 7.
The 6-foot-3, 192-pound quarterback threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns at Birmingham’s Gardendale High School last season. Though he’s classified as a pro-style quarterback by Rivals and 247 Sports, Crowder does not appear to be immobile in the pocket. He also rushed for 500 yards in his junior season.
Crowder’s commitment would provide West Virginia with three scholarship quarterbacks in 2021, joining current junior Jarrett Doege and incoming freshman Garrett Greene. Austin Kendall is entering his senior season in 2020.
Crowder picked West Virginia over interest from UAB, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Crowder also had an offer from Dartmouth of the Ivy League.
The Birmingham area was, of course, a fertile recruiting ground for Brown and Reagan in their time working at Troy. They have continued to work those connections after moving to West Virginia. Brown has signed a pair of cornerbacks from Alabama — Tacorey Turner and Jackie Matthews — in his first two classes.
West Virginia’s commitments for 2021
|Will “Goose” Crowder||Birmingham, Ala.||6-3, 192||QB||3-star|
|Wyatt Milum||Huntington, W.Va.||6-6, 280||OL||4-star|
|Saint McLeod||Philadelphia, Pa.||5-11, 190||Safety||3-star|
|Andrew Wilson-Lamp||Massilon, Ohio||6-3, 175||WR||3-star|
|Viktor Wikstrom||Stockholm, Sweden||6-3, 235||TE||3-star|