Sun Devils remain in Crump Top-3

For junior college pass rusher Koron Crump, official visits will determine which Division I program he ends up playing for. Arizona State is one of three schools he's planning to see in person.

A possible commitment to Arizona State by an elite junior college pass rusher hinges on his upcoming official visit.

Koron Crump has a lot of interest in Arizona State, has it in his top three and said he will make an official visit to ASU before his fall football camp begins on Aug. 4.

“(It’s a) winning program,” Crump said about the Sun Devils. “It was 10-3 last season. I want to be part of them, make them better. They got a nice crowd, good team, coaching looks good. That’s about it. I can’t say much more till I get there on a visit.”

Crump told the main reason ASU is in his top three is because it was one of the schools that has recruited him the hardest.

Crump said he has been recruited by defensive line coach Jackie Shipp and they speak on the phone once every two weeks.

Crump is a 6-foot-4, 230 pound 3-star defensive end who plays at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan. According to, he is one of the most coveted junior college edge rushers in the class.

Crump reaffirmed that Baylor and Tennessee remain in his top three with ASU. Crump told he has set an official date to visit Baylor for July 24. He said he has not set a date with the ASU coaches but would like to make the trip this summer.

In essence, Crump’s recruitment is stalled at the moment. Neither school will make a move until he visits each campus.

“I haven’t set a commitment time yet but believe me like right after my visits, it’s going to be very soon,” Crump said.

On the trip to ASU, Crump wants to take part in the usual recruiting activities. He wants to meet the coaches, see the campus and football facilities.

Crump is impressed with the Sun Devils’ recent success especially since they had two back-to-back 10-win seasons. One of the major concerns for Crump before he makes his decision is if the winning will continue when he is there.

On his visit, he is hoping to talk with some current players and get their opinion on the future of the program.

“(I want to ask) how they see their next season going, how they think they’re going to play next season, how the offseason is going, how practice is going,” Crump said.

Articles on Crump frequently mention his ability to get to the quarterback. As a freshman at Fort Scott, Crump reportedly had 46 total tackles, 10 sacks and 15 and half tackles for loss.

“[Shipp's] been telling me like how I can help the defense, where he’s going to put me on the defense, line me up, what defensive lineman I’d be playing,” Crump said. “He has just been checking on me, see how I’ve been doing. Sometimes, it isn’t even about football.”

Crump is being recruited by ASU to play the Devil linebacker position. He also likes when Shipp calls and they do not even discuss football.

Crump is planning to graduate from junior college in December of this year and enroll at his next school in January.

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