Is Crawford solid to Clemson?

Corey Crawford was recently moved to four stars by and is now widely considered to be one of the top defensive ends in the country. What about his commitment to the Tigers?

Corey Crawford, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound four-star defensive end from Carver High School in Columbus, Ga., has been committed to Clemson since the summer, however he admits he's still somewhat looking around.

"I wasn't thinking ahead too much," Crawford said about why he committed so early. "I didn't think I'd be so heavily recruited and I saw a lot of guys committing and spots filling up, so I did it too."

Since then Crawford has received many offers and says he has 22 total.

"But I'm still committed to Clemson," he said. "It's very solid and I think at the end I will be signing with them."

Before he does, he says he'd like to take a few official visits. Although he doesn't have any trips set up yet, Crawford says he'd like to trip to Florida State, Florida and Georgia as well as the Tigers.

"I definitely plan on taking some visits," he said. "I'd like to try to take three or four."

Although it wasn't an official visit, Crawford was at the Florida State/Georgia Tech game on Oct. 10.

"They've got a good program," he said. "I know they aren't doing too well, but I like their tradition.

"The main thing that interests me about them is their communications program. I guess it's like one of the best."

During the summer Crawford camped at Georgia and says he likes their coaching staff.

"(Tight ends) coach John Lilly seems cool," he said. "He's very nice and easy going. They seem like good coaches to play for."

The Bulldogs are only two hours from his house and he admits he'd rather not go too far away.

"I'd like to be around my family," he said. "But Clemson is only three hours away, so that's not bad."

Florida, which is nearly six hours away from Crawford's home, may be a bit far but he says he'd still like to visit them.

"They are the number one school in the nation right now," he said about the football team. "I want to see what it would be like to go to that type of program."

Growing up Crawford says he followed LSU, but the Tigers aren't recruiting him.

He says he won't make a final decision until signing day.

"I want to make sure I can see myself at the school and make sure it's perfect," he said.

"I do feel at home at Clemson," Crawford admitted. "I loved the atmosphere there and felt real comfortable around all the coaches. I feel like I can talk to them about anything."

He is being recruited by Tigers (defensive backs) coach Charlie Harbison.

"We're real cool," he says about his relationship with coach Harbison. "He's just chill and real calm and collected."

So how did they react when they found out that Crawford was going to take other visits?

"They know that I'm really just doing it for fun," he said. "We've got other guys being recruited and I'm probably gonna take some visits with my friends. It isn't a big deal."

Crawford has helped lead his team to an 11-1 record with 12 sacks on defense and one interception which he returned for a touchdown. He also had one receiving touchdown at tight end. Carver is in the third round of the playoffs and will play Flowery Branch on Friday, Nov. 27.

"I have great speed and I use my hands well," he said. "I can beat the tackle off the line."

He says he can squat 375-pounds and has a 32-inch vertical jump.

"I want to learn to disengage a block better," he said. "I'm working on my overall technique." Top Stories