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BANG: Linebacker Quavaris Crouch announces transfer to Michigan State

Mel Tucker reels in a big get from Tennessee

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The whispers around Quavaris Crouch’s transfer are now officially shouts.

The coveted Tennessee linebacker transfer posted on Twitter all but a confirmation that he is heading to Michigan State after weeks of speculation.

Crouch is no doubt a massive get for Mel Tucker and company, as the linebacker position has a big hole to fill with the departure of Antjuan Simmons. After starting in every game for Tennessee last season, it would be a shock if Crouch didn’t come in as a day one starter for the Spartans this fall.

Last season in Knoxville, Crouch racked up 57 tackles — third highest on Tennessee — to go with two tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

Crouch has always been someone that his highly sought after going back to his high school days when he was the No. 61-ranked player in the nation, and No. 3 ranked “athlete,” in the 2019 class. He chose the Volunteers over Clemson, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and many other programs.

In 23 career games played at Tennessee, with 11 starts, Crouch recorded 85 total tackles, three tackles for loss, a half-sack, three passes defended and two forced fumbles. He was also used as a short-yardage running back as a true freshman, recording seven rushing attempts for nine yards and two touchdowns.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound product was also named North Carolina’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017.