AState Offers Crockett

Offer No. 6 came in for Little Rock Christian running back Damarea Crockett and it is a team he is familiar with, the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

“I’ve watched some of their games,’’ said Crockett, who will be a senior at the west Little Rock school next year. “I like their offense.

“I definitely plan on getting up there. I want to go to the games. Coach Trooper (Taylor) told me it is a special place. I know they have a winning program and have been to a lot of bowl games.”

Crockett, 6-foot, 215 pounds and 4.6ish in the 40, is holding offers from Boise State, Arizona State, Colorado State, Memphis and Vanderbilt.

“I’m hearing from a lot of schools,’’ he said. “ULM, Navy, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Arizona have been in touch.”

Crockett moved to Little Rock last summer. He played at Camden Fairview when he was a sophomore and knows current Red Wolves wide receiver Jerry Moorehead.

“I looked at a lot of schools when I came up here,’’ said Crockett. “I just really liked the people at Little Rock Christian. My mom got a job up here at a bank and we lived close by.’’

Christian also added former Fairview head coach Buck James to its coaching staff last summer too.

“That is just a coincidence that my coach came up here,’’ he said.

As a junior Crockett ran for 1,250 yards on 144 carries, caught 19 passes for 250 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. The Warriors made the playoffs and where they lost to Hot Springs and another A-State offer, running back Cleo Floyd.

“I think I am the type of back who can run power but I can also operate in space,’’ he said. “I don’t mind running into people. I’d like to think I am a balanced and versatile back.”

Crockett said he plans to attend the Red Wolves’ football camp in at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock in June.

“You can count on that,’’ he said. “And I plan to make a visit.”