2002 Profile: Teddy Craft

DB Teddy Craft out of Hart County, Georgia will visit the Tigers this weekend unofficially. Craft has been an overlooked athlete so far in the recruiting process, but he put up some impressive numbers this past season and brought in all kinds of honors and awards for his play.

Teddy Craft has been a three-year starter for Hart County High School on both offense and defense and with good reason. He is an excellent athlete with a good combination of strength and speed. He's been clocked right under 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and as squatted 435 lbs.

Last year as a junior he was named All-Area, All-Region and All-State. This year he has been named all-state by local newspapers in Athens, Jacksonville, and Augusta.

"He's had four touchdowns this season called back. It seems like each week he makes a play for a touchdown or something big and they get called back. He's a playmaker. We try to get the ball in his hands as much as we can. He's also a co-captain and provides a lot of leadership for the team," said Hart County Head Coach Gregg Seagraves in a recent interview.

Craft stands right at 5'10 and 175 lbs and has good quickness and excellent hands. He had 4 interceptions this past season as a cover corner and also registered over 1000 yards receiving. He also is a standout punt kickoff return man. In fact he scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in his first game this season.

Craft is described as a very versatile player, spending part of this year at tailback as well as wide receiver. His junior season he caught 26 passes for 531 yards.

Craft has not been offered by the Tigers just yet, but a decision on that should go down before he he leaves campus this weekend. He is expected to be a cornerback at the next level and qualifying will not be a problem as he maintains a 3.0 GPA.

So far, Teddy has visited Georgia Tech, South Florida, Georgia Southern, and Middle Tennessee State. He has also been receiving interest from Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn.

It would make sense that defensive coordinator John Lovett would have at least scouted Craft considering that Auburn was involved with him last fall.

Naturally, it would also seem logical to assume that Craft, and possibly Everson Sanders would be logical backups in the event that Clemson fails to draw in Chansi Stuckey and Justin Miller. We will keep you updated on any additional information we receive on Teddy Craft, and his upcoming visit to Clemson.

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