Tigers, Dawgs battling for DE

One of the top defensive ends in the Peach State has Clemson and Georgia at the top of his wish list.

Corey Crawford got into Athens Friday night and then took part in Dawg Night on Saturday after visiting Clemson Friday.

This is the second time he has camped at Georgia this summer and they are still high on his list.

"They worked us pretty hard out there and I think I did pretty good at defensive end," said Corey Crawford. "I got to go against Brent Benedict (Georgia commitment and one of the top offensive tackles in the country) and I beat him once and he beat me once. He is a very good offensive tackle and I think I did pretty good against him." Last time Crawford camped at UGA, he was offered by defensive ends coach Jon Fabris. He got to work for one of the top defensive end coaches in the SEC again this weekend and he enjoyed that.

"Coach Fabris is all about business on the field and a guy that is easy to talk to off the field. He is the kind of coach I would like to play for because he would push me to make me better on the field and then be there for me if I needed to talk off the field. He worked me tonight, but it was cool."

Dawg Night had a lot of talent and he learned some things at defensive end, but the 6-foot-5, 240 pound end out of Columbus, Ga. - Carver said he liked the night before the best.

"My favorite part of being at UGA was Friday night when I got to hang with some of the players. I hung out with Bruce Figgins, Arthur Lynch, Michael Gilliard, and some other guys on the team. They were all cool and it was fun hanging out with them. I got to see how I could get along and it was nice."

He got that same type of experience at Clemson before he got to Athens. The Tigers are another school Crawford has a lot of interest in and Dabo Swinney and company made a strong impression.

"Before I got to Georgia on Friday, I visited Clemson on Thursday and Friday," stated one of the top defenders in the Peach State. "It was just a visit and it was cool. I like Clemson and my favorite part of that visit was just being around the guys like it was at Georgia. Jamie Harper, Da'Quan Bowers, and Ricky Sapp were some of the players I spent some time with there and I felt like I fit in with them nicely."

The two schools he has visited still sit on top of his list and he made not be far from a decision now.

"Clemson and Georgia are still on top and I could have a decision pretty soon. I think I will either commit right before the season or at the first of it."

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