Crenshaw Favors ASU Following Trip

Running back Andre Crenshaw enjoyed his official visit to Tempe so much that he declared the maroon and gold his top preference among the schools recruiting him. Will this be enough for him to pull the trigger during an in-home visit with ASU later this week or does he plan to take his last scheduled trip this weekend? Devils Digest caught up with him for the latest on his recruiting.

"It went great," said 5-10 185 Andre Crenshaw regarding his Arizona State visit. "I liked everything about it, especially that they have so many players from Southern California. I know Rudy Burgess and he was my host player, and I also know Chad Green – he played with my cousin. I have a lot in common with those guys. The coaches were really cool too."

The Antelope Valley standout declares a favorite following his trip, but isn't ready to end the recruiting process quite yet. "Right now Arizona State is number one," he stated. "The rest are Washington, Oregon State, and Oregon. I plan to visit Oregon this week, but you never know - things can change. But right now I don't plan to make a decision before that trip. I'm gonna choose next week before signing day."

Crenshaw who hails from Lancaster (Calif.) is very pragmatic in what he does look for in the college he's ready to choose from. "I'm just looking for a place where I can see myself for the next four or five years," he explained. "A place where I can feel and call it home."

In ten games during his senior season, Crenshaw rushed for 1226 yards and 15 TD's. On defense he collected 58 tackles, and two interceptions - one which was returned for touchdown. "My quickness and vision are my strong points," he said as he self-assessed his skills. "Getting stronger is something I need to work on, so I can run better between the tackles."

ASU is recruiting him as an athlete, but he may just end up landing in the defensive backfield. "Coach Fidler is recruiting me and he's the safeties coach," he remarked. "He said I can play in the secondary. I prefer to play running back, but I'll play any position in college." Crenshaw added that Ladainian Tomlinson is the player that he most admires in the NFL, and one he tries to model his game after. "I'm a lot like him," he explained. "I have real good hands because before my junior year I played wide receiver. My senior year I played outside linebacker along with running back. I basically been everywhere on the field with my high school team (smile)."

Crenshaw is academically qualified.

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