|Antonio Cromartie #13
6-3, 195, 4.4
Florida State, Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, Georgia
Profle 2003 - Antonio Cromartie (WR)
Antonio Cromartie just may be the nation's top wide receiver prospect. The senior to be from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School has the complete package - size, speed, quickness, elusiveness, explosiveness, great hands, vision, etc. The point being, Cromartie can do it all. Not only is he a wide receiver, but he is also a standout cornerback and a great kick returner.
"We have had some great players here at Lincoln over the years," said Assistant Coach Tony Collins, "but he is the first athlete that can do it all. He could play running back, receiver, cornerback or safety. Antonio could be Eddie George or Randy Moss. He can clamp you down on defense, cover deep and is not afraid to hit. Antonio is just a great athlete. He is Cro Thorpe and Pat Watkins rolled up into one player."
Cromartie used to play his football at North Florida Christian. There, he won two state titles. At Lincoln, he helped guide them to a state championship last season. And last season, many thought he would be a senior and be preparing for college, rather than another year at Lincoln.
"I started the 9th grade in the month of January rather than the fall," said Cromartie. "So that gave me another year of eligibility. It only became official about a month ago."
Cromartie has a few dozen scholarship offers to this point, according to Coach Collins. The word on the street is that the hometown Seminoles have the advantage. What does Antonio think of that? "It is true that I want to stay close to home and that I love Florida State. But I also like Florida, Miami, Georgia and Georgia Tech. I will do whatever is best for me and pick the school where I best fit in. Right now, I am open."