Recruitment picking up for Craft

An in-state program was first to offer quarterback Ben Craft and he talks about that, what offer could come next, and more with Scout right here.

"I went over to watch UAB practice last week and I got called into the office and that is where they offered me," said Ben Craft. "Coach [Neil] Callaway was the coach that told me they wanted to offer me and I would call that my first true offer."

That second true offer could come sooner than later.

"Southern Miss contacted my coach and pretty much told him that they were going to offer me, but that they just wanted to see me in person first. I am going over there for their spring game on April 9 and I have a good feeling about getting an offer from them. Me and my dad are calling it a soft offer from them right now."

Auburn, Arkansas State, Mississippi State, and South Carolina are expressing some interest in the quarterback out of Birmingham (AL) Briarwood Christian as well.

The 2012 signal caller that is pushing 6-feet 3-inches tall is excited about how things are picking up in recruiting but he is not yet ready to name a leader.

"If I had to top some favorites, I would say Auburn, Mississippi State, and UAB are my top three," he said. "I am just not in the position to name a number one or anything like that yet."

What he is in position to do is to keep working hard. He feels coaches are looking for winners and that is what he plans to be this coming fall.

"We finished 13-2 last season and this summer (playing baseball right now) I olan to just keep working to get better and to work hard with my teammates for a state title. I feel is I win that state title and show coaches I know how to win football games, they would know I could play on their level. I think coaches want quarterbacks who know how to win."

Craft plans to attend six or seven one day camps are various colleges that are showing interest in him as well.

As a junior, Craft threw for just over 2,400 yards with 20 touchdowns. He added 500 yards rushing and another 17 touchdowns.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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