Ohio Speedster Has A Favorite

Lakewood St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford put up impressive numbers last weekend in Massillon for the Nike SPARQ combine. As one of Ohio's top 2015 prospects, Crawford is starting to hit the recruiting radar.

To nobody's surprise, Lakewood St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford impressed with his speed and athleticism last weekend at the Nike SPARQ combine in Massillon.

Crawford, 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, scored a 90.03 in the event, running a blazing 4.52 electronic-timed forty-yard dash.

As one of Ohio's top 2015 prospects, Crawford has already hit the recruiting radar with offers from Illinois and Tennessee, and interest from several other top programs.

"I have offers from Illinois and Tennessee, and I'm hearing from Michigan, Indiana and Michigan State," Crawford stated. "Michigan is my favorite school, and I've always liked them. The coaching staff is great, and I really like the defensive coordinator, Coach (Greg) Mattison."

"He's coached a lot of great players who are in the NFL, including Ed Reed, who I look up to," he added. "Everyone is recruiting me as a cornerback primarily, although I could play slot receiver. I prefer cornerback, and I love the position."

Crawford does have a few unofficial visits coming up in the next month, as he intends to learn as much as possible about his schools of interest.

"I'm planning on visiting Michigan State this coming week, and then Michigan on this coming weekend," he added. "I will be going to the Tennessee spring game in April, and I'm very high on their program. I've been there before and liked the campus. My grandfather was born in Tennessee, and my mom likes the school. I want to run track too, and Tennessee would be great for that."

"Illinois was the first to offer and they are a great school academically," he continued. "I want to study engineering, and they have a great engineering program. I know Justin Hardee and V'Angelo Bentley at Illinois, and they're very happy there. They said it's a great place to be, and I'm looking forward to getting there for a visit at some point."

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