Putting up big numbers for Pasco (Fla.) High this season before transferring to Tampa Catholic, Craig says that he's excited about getting an offer from Coach Gus Malzahn's program after what they were able to accomplish this season on the field.
"It was very big for me because I watched them play in the national championship game coming from a bad season then turning things around," Craig says. "That reminded me a lot of my high school team I played for. That made a big impact on me and I was very satisfied with getting that offer."
Still trying to learn as much as possible about the Auburn program, Craig should be able to get all of his questions answered by one of his coaches. Helping out with the Tampa Catholic program when he can while serving as the coach of a middle school age team in the Tampa area, former Auburn wide receiver Jeris McIntyre is someone that Craig can talk with about his game and also about the Tigers.
"I really don't know too much about them," Craig notes. "I just know that Coach Jeris (McIntyre) played at Auburn. I just like Coach Malzahn. They are picking up a good recruiting class this year too."
With offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin already in addition to Auburn, Craig is sure to add many more before he's ready to sign on the dotted line. That pressure is already starting to mount, but the youngster says for him it just means more work to be done.
"It's very nerve-wracking already," Craig notes. "You just have to stay humble and don't let it get to your head. You can always lose those offers."
As a sophomore at Pasco he had 500 yards receiving and 17 total touchdowns that included returning kicks and punts. On defense he added 41 tackles and three interceptions. Also a standout in basketball and track, Craig reports a personal-best times of 10.8 seconds in the 100 meters last year as a freshman and 22.12 seconds in the 200.
Planning to make a decision before his senior season, Craig hopes to visit several schools between now and then including Auburn, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and Clemson.