Retweeted by Sam Webb. Scout's list of Crawford's offers includes FSU, Tennessee Akransas, Miami (YTM), and Penn St.
Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Any idea if Michigan prefers him as a CB or a WR?
I imagine Michigan is looking at him as a CB.
Although I think you're right he'll be a CB, I wouldn't say so because of height. The CBs we've been recruiting are about as big as many of the receivers we've gone after. It's possible Borges wants a lightning quick slot receiver, and I wouldn't blame him.
Yeah, the last 3 cornerbacks were 6'2".
There is a chance that he is still growing.
I was growing till I was probably 20-22. He'll probably still grow a bit
Well if you did, then everyone must.
I was 5'9" at age 14, and I am 5'9" now. I was a bit of an early bloomer, but it's certainly not crazy for a kid to be done growing at 16.
It's way too early to confidently say something like, "Based on his offers / height, I would assume this kid will be a low 4-star in the 2015 rankings." He's listed at 5'9", right? I just looked up 247's top 5 CBs from the 2013 class. #1 - 5'11" Vernon Hargreaves III (five-star). #2 - 5'10.5" TreDavious White (five-star). #3 - 6'0" Kendall Fuller (five-star). #4 - 5'10" MacKensie Alexander (four-star). #5 - 6'0.5" Jalen Ramsey (four-star). Especially if Crawford grows a little, there's no reason to believe that he can't be at least a mid-/high-four-star.
He attends St. Ed's in Cleveland, the same school as Kyle Kalis.
the best sports schools in Ohio. St. Ed's is also the alma mater of current WWE star Dolph Ziggler. He held the school pin record.
The school is also sending Ohio's Division 1 state champ at 182 pounds to Michigan to wrestle. Domenic Abounader went 36-0 for St. Ed's last season in winning his title. He is the #1 ranked recruit in the nation at this weight and a top 10 (I believe), overall. Interestingly, despite how highly touted he is, he's only the 3rd best wrestling recruit coming in behind Adam Coon (Fowlerville, 4x champ) and Ben Whitford (St. John's, 4x champ).
Do you have a link to the rankings?
I love the idea of having a giant secondary who can hit and go up for balls...
I don't know if that was sarcasm or not, but they will be with the last 3 recruits being over 6 foot in the DB position.
All sorts of stuff wrong here.
My guess is that he'll be more for offense. There has been a recent change in terms of height especially in the secondary and the the shorter guys from the last few seasons are still fighting for time. Jordan Lewis is not quite the same and is also a very good receiver. Anyway - Michigan has in most cases started to recruit on the Stanford and ND model of taller players across almost all positions. There are exceptions obviously - but especially Stanford is pretty adamant about increasing the overall height minimum at all of their positions. Bama is certainly in this model too.
I really like this kid and was hoping we would offer soon. Great speed and quickness, knows how to play the game. Doesn't have great size, but can play fairly physical and should fill out adequately. Hope he ends up in Ann Arbor.
Yeah That Miami?
YTM = Miami, FL
NTM = Miami, OH
I had predicted he wouldn't be offered for a bit, not because I didn't want him to be, just that I thought his size wasn't what the coaches went for unless he was awesome. So maybe this means he is awesome, so I'd be happy to be proven wrong.
That said, I like him as a prospect. I think the team should always have a handful of smaller speedy guys to complement the big guys. Taking him from St Eds is icing on the cake.
No Fly Zone II: this time it may actually happen.
Different cast, hopefully a better ending.
First 2015 commitment?
Certainly possible. Especially if he visits for Under the Lights Part Deux this fall.
I wouldn't be surprised if we have a 2015 commitment prior to Under the Lights Part Deux.
Don't we technically have a 2015 commit in Brady Pallante? I don't see how we will have an available scholarship this year the way the class is filling up.
Spots often have a way of opening up. The coaches were still looking to add another player at the end of the 2013 cycle, despite the large class size already.
After reading his size and speed combo I was expecting to see a lot of broken passes in his highlight tape without much tackling, but this kid actually hits like a truck. Every guy he tackles wound up 2 yards behind the spot he hit them. With that kind of nose for the ball combined with his athleticism and ability at multiple positions I'm not surprised he got the offer. Plus it sounds like he loves Michigan, which I think earns a couple bonus points with this staff.
Yeah - his highlights aren't terribly impressive from a skill standpoint (not a huge deal, he's a sophomore) but it's big on athleticism and effort. Which is good, because those are too things that you usually either have or you don't.