In-State Receiver Prospect Enjoys AU Experience

This talented wide recevier prospect talks about his trip to an Auburn football camp.

Mobile, Ala.—London Crawford was one of the most impressive offensive players at Auburn's Senior Football Mini Camp over the weekend, and the talented wide receiver prospect says that he came away from the experience with high marks for Auburn's program.

"I feel like they have got a good campus, good coordination in the camp process and I had a real good time," he says.

He adds that he also enjoyed working with Auburn's wide receivers coach, Greg Knox, who is always very boisterous and intense on the field.

"Coach Knox is real cool," Crawford explains. "He is a real cool coach and I like working under him. He yells at you when it is time and he knows how to be on you and that is what I need. He is the type of coach that I would want to play under."

Crawford also notes that the receivers coach was able to teach him a number of new techniques in a short period of time. "Coach Knox taught me how to make my stance better and how to make my takeoffs better," he says. "We also worked on my moves. Instead of all the shaking we were working on using just one move and go and I feel like that is better for me."

London Crawford pivots during a drill on Saturday in Auburn.

While he was out on the field he was getting support from a former teammate and incoming Auburn freshman tight end Gabe McKenzie, who came out to watch the event. Crawford explains that his relationship with McKenzie has already had some effect on the way he looks at the Auburn program.

"Me and Gabe we are cool, you know," he says. "We hang out a lot and when he came down here he came to me and talked to me and told me how the program was going and that has kind of influenced me more to want to come here."

As a junior, Crawford wasn't able to spend his entire season at receiver, but he made the most of the time he was able to play at the position. "Well, at the beginning I started out playing running back for like half of the season, but then we switched it around and I had 567 receiving yards with eight touchdowns," he notes. "I really liked it and I blocked a lot also."

He adds that he is excited about the chance to focus on his skills as a receiver during his senior year. "I want to catch the ball a lot, but also blocking for the running backs because I am a team player," he explains about his goals for the upcoming season.

The pass catcher weighed in at 190 pounds and ran a very quick 4.52 40 to go along with a 31-inch vertical jump and a 4.6 shuttle time.

Even though his combine numbers were strong, Crawford really stood out during the one-on-one drills. He showed a ton of tenacity and worked hard to get to every pass that was thrown his way. He also showed ability to adjust to the ball in the air and use his body to shield off defenders.

That combination of skills has already garnered him some big scholarship offers, but he says he is still waiting for at least one more. "I have got an offer from Alabama, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, and there are a couple that I don't really remember," he notes. "I don't have one from Auburn yet, but I am waiting."

He also notes that he has already put a good bit of thought into where he would like to play for the next four years and has been able to narrow his list a good bit. "Miami, Auburn and Alabama are who I am really leaning to, but I also really like Florida State and Clemson," he explains.

However, he says there are a few factors that make the Tide, Tigers and Hurricanes stand out from the pack. "Alabama, they push you hard," he notes. "Auburn, I like the way they work and their facilities, and Miami, they have just got a great team and a great environment and I would like to be around that."


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