The Need for Tenacity: The CU Secondary

This primetime safety prospect out of Georgia could be just the recruit the Tigers need to turn the corner defensively. He's got speed to burn, toughness, and unparalleled knowledge on the football field. We've got the latest on this big-time athlete.

Brian Crum, (Woodvine, GA) who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, has a whole bunch of offers on the table.

"I have offers now from Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Auburn, N.C. State and Tennessee. Those are the teams I'm looking at right now."

So far this season, Brian has 20 solo tackles and three sacks. Last season, he registered 35 tackles and 2 interceptions and two touchdowns on defense, and 7 receptions for 240 yards and 5 touchdowns on offense. Those statistics would be much more impressive if it weren't for opposing teams avoiding him so much with their play calling.

Crum has been a lean to Clemson at various points this year, but now the Gators seem to be making a strong push for his services. In fact, he is planning on taking an unofficial visit to the Florida-Florida State game later this season.

Crum is described as an athlete who has great instincts on the football field. He is good at understanding offensive formations and tendencies and turning that knowledge into big plays for his team. He also looks to qualify without any problems, as he has an impressive 3.6 GPA and a 1070 on his SAT.

Crum is known as a hard hitter, and I won't be the first to tell you that is something that our secondary badly needs. He also is very strong and fundamentally sound. All indications seem to point to an official visit to Clemson, and he'll decide on the other schools and dates after he's done playing this season.

Ideally, we are going to need sign either Jeff Francouer, Frederick Bennett, or Brian Crum. 2 out of the 3 would be a huge bonus. These guys are almost interchangeable, they have speed, toughness, the ability to make big plays, and intelligence on the football field.

We will continue to keep you updated on Brian Crum as the high school season winds down. Top Stories