Just because a recruit took the initiative to sign with the Illinois Fighting Illini and enroll early doesn’t mean Writing Illini ignores him on National Signing Day. The accurate pocket passer from Newark Catholic HS in Newark, Ohio officially signed with the University of Illinois back on December 18th, and he was more than ready to join the Illini family.
a new legacy has just begun
— Chayce Crouch (@teccrouch7) January 20, 2014
Crouch is a pocket passing QB who has a strange delivery of the football, but does have a great height/weight combo. His mobility is also above average based on his size. However, do not expect him to kill teams with his legs in college.
Here’s the skinny on Chayce Crouch:
- Rivals, SCOUT, ESPN, 24/7 – 3 Star QB, Top 50 (OH)
- Rivals – Top 25 pro-style quarterbacks
- Early Enrollee
It will be interesting to see what the Illini decide to do next year when it comes to Crouch. The Illini added two quarterbacks last year (Aaron Bailey and Wes Lunt), and will have an open QB battle between Bailey, Lunt, and Reilly O’Toole. Odds are that Chayce Crouch might be redshirted this upcoming season.
Per ESPN, the bottom line on Chayce Crouch is:
“His release methods can be slightly unorthodox, but he is generally productive in this scheme that has him under center and out of the shotgun. He is sound in his technique and footwork. May not possess elite skills in any one area, but he is a consistent player capable of directing an offense with efficiency.”
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