Tyrone Crowder to Clemson: Tigers Land 4-Star OL Recruit

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports
Photo Credit: 247Sports

Coming out of Rockingham, N.C., Tyrone Crowder garnered plenty of interest regarding where he will play college football, but the Clemson Tigers have ultimately landed the massive offensive line prospect and Richmond High School star. 

Crowder is already over 300 pounds and he has the attitude to go with it. He loves the physical play and he is a true mauler along the interior. 

247Sports' composite rankings have him listed at 6'1" and 330 pounds. They also have him listed as the No. 117 overall recruit in the country and the seventh-best player at his position in the 2013 class.

Crowder is best suited to play guard, as he has the ideal size for the interior blocking position. He can get low on defenders and drive them back. In addition, his footwork fits better at guard than at tackle.

In fact, similar to many young men coming out of high school, his technique is going to need a lot of refinement before he is ready to dominate at the college level. Nevertheless, all the physical tools are there.

Here are some highlights from his junior year.

Crowder can be a beast in the run game. He is tough player with a nasty streak who knows how to finish off blocks, primarily due to his exceptional leg drive and excellent natural strength. 

He shows the effort to get to the second level, but he is not natural moving down the field. To be effective in that area, he will need to improve his angles. 

Given his immense size, Crowder is going to have to be careful to not get too heavy. He does not appear to have the frame where he could withstand adding much more weight. However, there is no reason to suspect he will let this become a problem, and he always plays with a high motor. 

Either way, this was a great addition to the offensive line, and he will be a huge boost to the run game.