Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) freshman Kevin Crosby just turned 15 this week and he already has eight scholarship offers to schools such as Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina and Pitt, with Alabama close to becoming the ninth. This shouldn't be a surprise, however, considering Crosby was...[details]
Personal: First-Team USA Today All-American at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School...first Tiger signee named first or second-team All-American by USA Today as a defensive lineman since Pierre Wilson in 1989...U.S. Army All-American; he played in the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio, TX...#17 player in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...#18 player in the nation according to Tom Lemming...#21 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...#61 player in the nation by ESPN.com...second-team All-American according to EA Sports...#1 prospect in the state by SuperPrep and The State...#2 defensive end in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...#3 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...#6 defensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep and #9 by PrepStar...#2 prospect in the state by Rivals.com...Super Southern 100 pick and one of the nation's top-25 players by Atlanta Constitution...Greenville Touchdown Club Player-of-the-Year in the state...first-team All-South by Countdown to Signing Day...Shrine Bowl team member...had 82 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a senior...all-region and all-state as a junior...had 70 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a junior...all-region as a sophomore...track and basketball standout...three-year state regional champion in the 100m (10.76 career-best), the 200m (21.0 career-best), and the 4x100m relay...two-year starter and all-region (twice) in basketball...coached by Ron Duncan...chose Clemson over Florida State, Georgia, N.C. State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech...born Nov. 14, 1986...majoring in sociology.
A tall, long-armed athlete who plays a lot from a two-point stance, Sapp can play with his hand on the ground as well. He does a nice job extending his long arms into contact vs. the run and can close quickly on the football. He's a coordinated athlete who's at his best when asked to slide-step blocks in space and close on the ball in pursuit. But he isn't physical on contact and can be turned/sealed away from the ball inside vs. the run game. Sapp is a disciplined player who has a good feel for the game and consistently stays at home and finds the ball. He possesses a good first step off the snap and can coil up into his stance and fire off the ball. He gets into opposing linemen quickly and exhibits the balance to extend his arms and then slip blocks on the outside. He possesses an average initial jolt as a bull-rusher but has the instincts to feel where the double team is coming from and can spin away from pressure and get after the ball. But Sapp isn't quite as effective when his hand is on the ground. He allows his pad level to get too high when trying to turn the corner and doesn't look as sudden when changing directions out of his stance. He still looks like a guy who could rush the passer as a 4-3 DE, but ideally he could end up being an impact 3-4 OLB at the next level.