Tyrone Crawford: 'Feels Good To Be A Bronco'

Bakersfield College DL Tyrone Crawford (Windsor, ON) became the first Bronco commit for the 2010 recruiting class in April. He's been working hard since that time as he prepares for the upcoming season. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his summer workouts, his commitment to Boise State, and his future as a Bronco.

Bakersfield College DL Tyrone Crawford (Windsor, ON) became the first Bronco commit for the 2010 recruiting class in April. Crawford is still a firm Boise State commit. "I'm 100% committed," he said. "Feels good to be a Bronco," he added.

The standout DL has kept in contact with the Bronco coaching staff. "I talk to Coach Kwiatkowski and Coach Pete a good bit," he said. "Coach Pete was just checking up on me not too long ago. He was just making sure everything is good."

The Bronco coaching staff is big on personal relationships that are formed with each recruit. The fact that (DL Coach) Pete Kwiatkowski made the trip north to Canada to watch Crawford in HS meant a lot to him. " I guess (current Bronco) Mike Atkinson had a big influence and my mother got to meet the coaches," Crawford said. "Coach Kwiatkowski came down when I was in HS. He's one of the only coaches that did that."

The plans for Crawford's arrival haven't changed. He's still looking to enroll at Boise State in January of 2010. "I'll enter in January," he said. According to Tyrone, he's in good shape in terms of academics.

The Broncos have received a lot of pre-season hype for the 2009 season. Tyrone just wants the team to keep up the current pace. "I'm just hoping they do as good as they have done in previous years," he said. "I hope they have a good game against Oregon. Hope I get to see them play."

Crawford (6'5, 270, 4.77) is now looking ahead to the 2009 season as he hopes to lead Bakersfield to a championship. "I pretty much want to do a little better than I did last year. I want to win a championship. I've been working towards that and getting off the ball better. I want to get my sack number up." Tyrone racked up 12 sacks last year for Bakersfield.

The future Bronco has been working hard over the summer with a solid workout plan. "I went home for six weeks and just got back," he said. "I'm working with the trainer down here. He had me doing a lot of power lifting. Just mostly power stuff and we're going to change it up next week," Crawford added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Tyrone Crawford.

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