Crawley picks Colorado

Colorado landed some major help for its defense Sunday and a boost to its recruiting class when cornerback Kenneth Crawley announced he will wear the black, silver and gold for the next four years. Get inside for more.

Kenneth Crawley is rated the 44th best cornerback in the nation and a three-star prospect by He is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound player known for his speed at Woodson High School in Washington D.C.

Crawley is teammates with two other Colorado commitments, defensive end De'Jon Wilson and fellow cornerback John Walker. Current Buff cornerback Sherrard Harrington also played at Woodson High School before coming to Boulder as part of the 2011 recruiting class.

Good to his word, Crawley made his announcement on his Twitter page Sunday night after returning home from a weekend official visit to Kansas. He had promised to announce his decision via Twitter earlier.

Crawley designed an avatar of himself on a video game wearing a CU uniform, No. 2, and took a picture of it. He then posted it to his Twitter account with the following words: "#cubuffs this where I be taking my talents."

Crawley continued to interact with his Twitter followers, including many elated CU fans, late into the night. He even made some promises, like this one: "#CuBuffs we didn't have a great season in the past that's behide us I guarantee that we will have a winning record this year we have talent."

Crawley is the 24th commitment in the 2012 cycle for Colorado coaches, who also received a commitment from Derek McCartney earlier in the day. McCartney, the grandson of former CU coach Bill McCartney, will grayshirt next fall and enroll in Boulder in January 2013.

Crawley was previously committed to Tennessee earlier in the recruiting process, but having an opportunity to play with his high school friends and teammates in Boulder in the Pac-12 proved to be too enticing.

Clickhere to see a picture posted by Crawley.

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