Top Ohio Soph Adding Big Offers

One of Ohio's top 2015 prospects is Lakewood St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford. Also a top track star, Crawford added two BCS offers this week.

One of the more impressive 2015 prospects in Ohio is Lakewood St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford. Although he stars on both sides of the football, Crawford wants to play defense at the next level.

Crawford, 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, is also a record-setting track star, but he is more than just a speedster on the football field and college recruiters have noticed.

"I was offered by Michigan State and Miami of Florida this week," Crawford stated. "The Michigan State offer came after my coaches were up there for a clinic, and they spoke to Coach (Mark) Dantonio about me. Michigan State offered me about a week after my coaches came back."

"I've spoken with the Michigan State staff, and they like the way I play the game," he added. "They want me to come up for a visit, and get started on building a relationship. I want to try to get there this summer, possibly for camp. Michigan State is high on my list, and they're close to home."

The Miami of Florida offer came as a surprise to Crawford, but he was excited to hear from the Hurricanes.

"My head coach has great connections with other staffs, and I've been talking to Coach (Brennan) Carroll on the phone," Crawford said. "I have the beginning of a relationship with them, and they offered by phone this week."

"Miami is very high on my list, and I grew up liking Miami," he continued. "When I look at all the great players they've had and the traditions of the program, it would be an honor to play for them. It's also a great school academically, which means a lot to my family and myself. I will be going to camp at Miami and Florida State this summer, to be able to see both programs up close."

Several other top BCS programs are showing interest in Crawford, and more offers should be headed his way.

"Michigan and Ohio State are showing interest, with Ohio State just starting to recruit me," he explained. "Ohio State was in the school Thursday, and Coach (Stan) Drayton told me they have their eye on me and to keep working hard. I definitely have interest in Ohio State, and they have one of the best coaching staffs in the country. It would be awesome to play in front of my friends and my family."

"Michigan has always been one of my favorites, and I had a great visit there earlier," he stressed. "They want me to come to camp, and they told me they are taking their time with offers to the 2015 class. I will be going to camp at Michigan next summer, and also a few others."

In addition to Michigan State and Miami, Crawford also holds offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Penn State and Tennessee.


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