Peach state DE eyes the Tigers

One of the top defensive ends in Georgia isn't sure when he's going to make a commitment, but he knows who his top three schools are and the Clemson Tigers appear to be in pretty good shape for his services.

Carver HS (GA) defensive Corey Crawford is just waiting until it feels right to make his decision.

Though he's said his decision may not come until Signing Day, he could pull the trigger between now and then.

"Right now I really don't know when I'll decide," Crawford told Wednesday evening after making a trip to Auburn.

Clemson, Florida State and Auburn are in pursuit of the 2010 three star prospect who's the No. 48 ranked defensive end in the country, and right now, the three are all even.

Crawford spoke in more detail about each school:

Clemson: There are some really good coaches up there. Coach [Charlie] Harbison and coach [Chris] Rumph are real down to earth. I like them and I liked Ricky Sapp and C.J. Spiller, who I met when I was there.

Florida State: I haven't been to Florida State or talked to any of the coaches directly. They're in good consideration with because when I've talked to them on the phone they seem like good people. I have family in Tallahassee so that could play a big role in it.

Auburn: I was just at Auburn today. It's a great town to be in. Coach (Tracy) Rocker is a very good coach. He has a good name around Auburn because he played there. I haven't really been around the players but I like the coaches.

Earlier this month, Crawford visited Clemson with several teammates, including several 2010 graduates. Shortly afterwards he and Carver quarterback Devin Burns visited Athens and were planning to commit to Georgia but when the Bulldogs pulled their offer to Burns after their visit, Crawford decided otherwise.

As things stand now, the Bulldogs appear to be out of the picture.

And when considering whether he'll be a Tiger in South Carolina or Alabama or a Seminole in Florida, Crawford wants to be somewhere he knows he'll be comfortable.

"It's got to be a place that I'm going to want to be for the next four years of my life if I'm going to mature and grow become somebody," he said.

Crawford finished with 72 tackles and seven sacks in 2008. Top Stories