Will Craig (Granite Bay HS)

Craig Has Visited Two Pac-12 Schools, Has Three More Trips Planned

Currently the third-ranked offensive tackle prospect in California from the Class of 2018, Will Craig has racked up nearly a dozen offers, with nine different Pac-12 schools after his commitment...


Craig admits the intensity of the recruiting process caught him off guard at first.

"It is kind of a lot. I didn't expect so much, so quickly," he said. "But I am kind of getting used to it now."

Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Sacramento State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State are currently the colleges vying for his services. Craig has had a chance to visit two of those schools so far.

"I went to Cal about two weeks ago," he recapped. "I love the new staff, had a great time with [offensive line] coach [Steve] Greatwood. They have a good plan going forward, both academically and football wise. And their weight room is really amazing.

"I went to Colorado and watched their spring game. The scenery is just breathtaking. I got to spend some time with Isaiah Lewis, my former teammate. He showed me around town a little bit, it was awesome. I got to talk and watch film with the offensive line coach (Klayton Adams) and he did a great job. He showed me how I could fit in there.”

Craig will be going to check out Utah on April 8. And the following week, during his spring break, he plans to stop by UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona.

"I just trying to get a feel for some schools, trying to find the perfect fit," he said. "I am going into these visits open-minded. I am looking to see what they present and hopefully it is cool."

A summer decision is a possibility Craig reports, but right now his focus is on his upcoming trips and the spring evaluation period.

"I am looking for a good mix between academics and football and obviously want to feel comfortable with the coaches," Craig said when asked what he is looking for in a college.

A first-team all-selection as a junior, Craig has gained five pounds this off-season and now stands 6-foot-5, 270-pounds. He prides himself on his ability to create "big holes" as a run blocker at this young stage of his football career.

"I think my pass blocking could use some work, getting depth on my drop-backs, but I'll get there," he said.

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