Name: Osiris Crutchfield
High School: Western Albemarle (Crozet)
Height/Weight: 6-4, 225 pounds
Ranking: Rivals 2*, 247 3*, ESPN 3*
Additional Offers: VMI
Desperately needing bodies on the defensive line, former UVa head coach Mike London did not look far to round out the class of 2016. Osiris Crutchfield had made a name for himself over the past two years on the Central Virginia High School football circuit, and the former staff decided to extend an offer late in the process.
Crutchfield has earned numerous accolades over the years, including the Conference 29, Jefferson District, and Central Virginia Defensive Player of the Year awards this fall alone. In 2015, Crutchfield registered 56.5 total tackles, including 18 for a loss, and 10 sacks.
As seen on the film above, Crutchfield was a top pass rusher at the high school level. Crutchfield played both defensive end and tackle as a Warrior, but his play on the outside earned him the most recognition. The WAHS standout has a good burst off of the line of scrimmage, and enough speed to chase around mobile quarterbacks outside the pocket. The local product was also an impact player on special teams, blocking three punts and coming close on about a dozen more.
As impressive as Crutchfield looked at times during his high school career, the incoming first-year has a lot of growing to do at the next level. At this time, Crutchfield is still a little undersized to play defensive end, but is not fast enough to play outside linebacker. Expect Crutchfield to redshirt in 2016. During that time, he will need to work on his strength and technique.
Crutchfield was the best player on the field in almost every game this past fall, and at time was able to get by based on his raw talent alone. That will not be the case in the ACC, and Crutchfield will need to bulk off to be able to shed blocks at the college level.