Firming things up

MYRTLE BEACH - There was question whether this Clemson commit would remain apart of the 2010 class with Georgia making a late push.

CUTigers caught up with Columbus-Carver HS (GA) defensive end Corey Crawford after the Thursday morning practice at the O-D All American Bowl.

After the coaching turnover at Georgia, he began to rethink whether he'd seriously consider the Bulldogs.

"I'm not considering them anymore…they weren't really in big consideration, but right now, if we had to sign today, I'd be signing with Clemson," Crawford said.

That's good news for the Clemson staff that's slated to pick up the nation's No. 17 defensive end, who's rated as a four-star prospect by

"I'm going to Clemson for my official on the eighth (of January). I'm not taking anymore visits. This is my only official visit. I won't be on any others," Crawford said.

He's joined by Carver teammate, David Beasley, also a Clemson commit, in this Saturday's all-star game.

Crawford and Beasley have been going through two-a-day practices since Monday. Crawford said it's been a little tough getting back into the swing of playing football, after nearly a month off.

"I think I'm doing OK (in practice)," he said. "I've just got to get back into the rhythm of football. I've been playing basketball."

As the week's gone on, Crawford's getting comfortable and expects to be back "on point" by Saturday's game. He's confident in the group on the East defense.

"We're good, especially on the defensive side of the ball," Crawford said. "We've got Justin Parker at linebacker and T.J. Stripling at the other end. We've got some good interior guys. Our secondary, they're pretty good too." Top Stories