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Kilgore College RB Earnest Crownover chooses the Aggies

January 18, 2020
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Running back is an area of need for Texas A&M, and the Aggies have been looking at all options as they work to address depth at the position. On Saturday, Kilgore College running back Earnest Crownover‍ took an unofficial visit to campus, and after it was over, he decided he saw enough.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound standout chose the Aggies over offers from Oregon, UConn, UTSA, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word and Western Illinois. Offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey has been leading Texas A&M’s efforts.

“They talked a lot about the Aggie Network and after football basically how I'll be taken care of. Of course, you have to work for it, but there's a lot of people who have that degree and connections,” Crownover said.

He also likes the opportunities on the field.

“They do the same thing Kilgore does,” Crownover said. “It’s a pro-style offense. I'm kind of a bigger back, and I feel I can do a lot. I can catch out of the backfield and show power and make people miss when I have to."

As a freshman at Kilgore, Crownover rushed for 468 yards and 4 TDs on 67 carries and 9 receptions for 120 yards and a TD. He earned honorable mention All-SWJCFC honors for his efforts.

Crownover is originally from Grandview, Texas. His father, Earnest Crownover, played at Baylor, and his younger brother Dametrious Crownover‍ is highly touted 2021 prospect.

At Grandview, Crownover was a three-time all-county and all-district honoree and was named first-team All-State as a senior. In his senior campaign, he rushed for 1,500 yards on 146 carries and recorded 538 yards on 22 receptions. He totaled 26 touchdowns on the season as Grandview finished with a 12-2 overall record.

He originally signed with Army as a member of the 2018 class.

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Kilgore College RB Earnest Crownover chooses the Aggies

20,514 Views | 27 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by GSPag`
TxAg76
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That's a big ol' boy right there!
Postal
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The last time we had a RB from Kilgore we were pretty good!
bv86ag
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Welcome aboard Earnest!

Gig em Aggies!
McDadeTXAggie
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Long strider

Welcome aboard
BAS65
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Pwo?
McDadeTXAggie
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BAS65 said:

Pwo?


No
Cojack
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Great to get more depth in the backfield! I hope he works out....
TAMU74
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Welcome aboard.
Aggieranger
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I like that he tries to stay on his feet after initial contact!
Silent For Too Long
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Yeah, he seems to maintain a good center of gravity for a bigger back. He maintains good form and seems to gave soft hands.

Plus his brother is a baller too. Wouldn't hurt to give him another reason to come here.
Wede01
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Strategic
jagvocate
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We're all fighting RANGERS, ready to fight for the victory!
Reno Hightower
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Maroon face masks
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Seems like he really wants to be here if he's willing to blue shirt.

Welcome
LihaiAg06
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So if he's blue shirting, does that mean we still have 2 spots left in this class?
samhoustonag
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Shows some good vision, good balance and some power.
LEJ
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What the hell is "blueshirting"?
McDadeTXAggie
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It's already been said by staff that this was one of the two remaining spots open. It's a FULL RIDE OFFER
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Blue shirt means he won't take his scholarship until the fall so we can still sign two this year. He would count as a 2021 recruit
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LihaiAg06 said:

So if he's blue shirting, does that mean we still have 2 spots left in this class?
Yes. There are still two spots left.

He's able to blue shirt because his visit was an unofficial visit and Jimbo has not made an in house visit to him.
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SA68AG said:

LihaiAg06 said:

So if he's blue shirting, does that mean we still have 2 spots left in this class?
Yes. There are still two spots left.

He's able to blue shirt because his visit was an unofficial visit and Jimbo has not made an in house visit to him.


Where are you getting this information about his offer?
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McDadeTXAggie said:

SA68AG said:

LihaiAg06 said:

So if he's blue shirting, does that mean we still have 2 spots left in this class?
Yes. There are still two spots left.

He's able to blue shirt because his visit was an unofficial visit and Jimbo has not made an in house visit to him.


Where are you getting this information about his offer?
24/7. To elaborate on my prior post. He received a committable offer; he committed and we accepted. He won't be enrolling until the fall and if certain protocols are met he'll count against our 2021 class.

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Blueshirt is the explanation. Were we not desperate for depth, he would be offered as a preferred walkon.

Probably has some handshake with Jimbo that if he doesnt make it, they allow him to RS in 2021 and then transfer and play his 5th year somewhere else.

Cordarrian Lite.

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MyNameIsKyle
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The film is promising, because if you compare his senior year highlights vs. Kilgore, his size and power translate up to a higher level of competition.

Just looking at the HS film, I had concerns about him just being a bigger more athletic kid playing against weak comp, but the Kilgore film shows the potential of that size and power translating. He's not as athletic as JaTarvious Whitlow, but I see some similarities in the punishing, one cut style. I look forward to him adding a bruising element to the running game, because despite Spiller's size and talent, he doesn't run w/ a ton of violence.
GSPag`
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Jimbo's first JC commit turned out pretty good. I hope Crownover has the same impact. It will be nice to see a FB in there again. Especially one with his hands.
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