Damarea Crockett Will Visit Boise In July

With a decision looming, Little Rock Christian Academy running back Damarea Crockett will make one last summer visit, in July, to what he calls one of his top schools. Then, the three-star athlete says he will sit down and consider all his options before making his verbal pledge. That last visit will be to Boise State's famous Blue Turf.

"I plan on taking a visit to Boise State in July," Damarea Crockett said. "I don't plan on visiting anywhere else this summer. Then I am going to make a big decision."

Crockett, a 5-foot 11, 211-pound recruit, is considering the schools that are recruiting him the hardest, heeding advice from former Boise State star Jay Ajayi to "go where you are wanted." He says the Broncos, Arizona State and Colorado State want him the most.

With Boise State, Crockett has developed strong relationships with the coaching staff to the point where he feels very comfortable talking to them. The highly-touted running back speaks very highly of the Broncos.

"I feel like I know the coaches," he said. "Even though I haven't met Coach Lee Marks in person, I've talked to him a lot. I've talked to all of the coaches a lot as well. Every one of them.

"They have facilities that are as good or better than Power 5 schools. It's a school that has it all. It really does."

Crockett doesn't get caught up much in the labels given to football programs, but rather looks at where he can maximize his talents on and off the field. It's a frame of mind that he has partially adopted from Ajayi's example.

"I like Ajayi's game and how he plays," Crockett said. "I like the kind of guy he was to choose Boise and how he chose them. No matter what people are saying about going to a Power 5 conference, he did what was best for him and was a leader for them. I see myself doing the same thing."

Crockett wants to commit before his senior year at Little Rock Christian kicks off, which is just a couple of months away. The urgency is there, but he remains patient.

"I want to do it before my senior year," he said. "There's too much going on and there is a lot of pressure talking to coaches, doing school work and playing football."

Crockett will be in Boise July 19-21.

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