Miami commit Crowley breaks down Florida Gators junior day visit

Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators hosted several prospects committed to other schools on Saturday for the Gators junior day.

Miami running back commit Marcus Crowley (6-1, 200, Jacksonville, FL. Trinity Christian) was one of those commits who were on campus and he got the chance to talk one of the Gators assistant coaches.

“It went pretty good,” Crowley said. “We just got to tour the campus and everything like that. Talked to the coaches too. I talked to Coach [Greg] Knox, that was the main coach I talked to. I didn’t really get to talk to Coach Mullen.”

Despite Crowley’s commitment to Miami, the running back explained why he decided to visit Gainesville.

“Just to check out the school,” he said on why he visited Florida. “I just wanted to see the facilities and meet everyone. It was a good visit and a laid back atmosphere.”

This was the first time for running backs coach Greg Knox and Crowley to talk and Saturday was about getting to know each other.

“He really didn’t want to talk football, he just wanted to tell me more about himself,” Crowley said of his talks with Knox. “He was telling me how he can make me better. He’s a pretty cool coach.”

Knox did talk some football with Crowley on Saturday and the coach explained the important things to playing the positin.

“Just mainly talking about strategy and protecting the quarterback and the ball,” he said of his football talks with Knox. “He tells me that I’m going to have to compete against everyone in the country so I need to be ready.”

Despite the good visit on Saturday, Crowley said that things with Miami haven’t changed but he did have good things to say about the Gators.

“I’m still 100 percent committed to Miami,” Crowley said. “Florida is a nice school and they have nice facilities and everything though.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Crowley says he’s all Miami but he also admitted that the Gators haven’t been recruiting him as hard as others. If Florida was turn up the heat on Crowley than the Gators likely could get back in with the running back.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.