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BAMBERG, S.C. - Kevin Crosby was fairly certain that his cousin, four-star defensive end Martin Aiken, would make a commitment to Clemson.

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Crosby, a rising sophomore at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, stood behind Aiken during his announcement for the Tigers on Sunday.

"I kind of felt that he was going to go to Clemson," Crosby told CUTigers.com after the press conference. "I felt that he had a great relationship with coach [Marion] Hobby, coach Dabo [Swinney] and coach [Kevin] Steele."

With Aiken now on the books as a commitment to the 2012 class at Clemson, college recruiters will now shift their focus to other B-E prospects, namely Crosby.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker/tight end has also ready picked up offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, N.C. State, Maryland, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and UCF. Plenty others are on the way.

Crosby showcased his talents to the Clemson coaches at the first session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June.

"I loved it," Crosby said. "[Steele] treated me great. He got after me when we were going through drills and things. He was complimenting me on things that I knew I did, because we do them at home a lot."

A solid relationship with Steele has already started to take form.

"He's a competitor. He's like me," Crosby said. "We kind of resemble each other. He likes to compete and he loves to have fun with it, too."

Along with the Clemson trip, Crosby also paid a visit to Tennessee. Outside of his commitments to the Bamberg-Ehrhardt football team, there are no plans for other visits or camps this summer.

The rest of Crosby's summer will be spent focusing on his team at home. He still has another couple of years to think about his next team.

When asked if Aiken's commitment to Clemson might help the Tigers' chances at landing his commitment, Crosby said, "It probably will."

"He'll probably talk to me about it. He talks to me about other colleges, too. He's been to most of them, so he kind of tells me the ins and outs of the other programs he's visited."

As a freshman, Crosby had 78 tackles, six sacks and 14 receptions for 348 yards and four touchdowns.

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