Antonio Crawford - "I'm Done"

Defensive back Antonio Crawford is officially committed to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and he says his recruiting battle is finished.

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"I'm done," Crawford said after committing to GT. "I'm excited to get on campus and start making an impact."

The rising senior out of Plant High School (FL) attended Tech's camp last weekend, but he knew that he wanted to be a Yellow Jacket long before then.

"Georgia Tech has been where I wanted to go for a long time," Crawford said. "I talked to my mom about how much I liked the school, and she really wanted me to go there too because it's a great academic school."

But the journey wasn't easy for Crawford, who had been interested in committing to GT for a while. His grades had to clear with the university, and he continued to hope they would so he could make a final decision.

Feeling like the camp last weekend was actually an audition for the Tech coaches, Crawford said his experience was first-class. He had been speaking with his recruiting coordinator, Charles Kelly, for a while about committing. But Kelly wanted Crawford to send his transcript to the school for review so they could clear him to become a Yellow Jacket.

When the numbers were given the OK, Crawford received a call from Kelly informing him that head coach Paul Johnson had his phone number and would be giving him a call. When Johnson called, it was all good news.

"He told me my transcript was approved and I was eligible to play football for Georgia Tech," Crawford said. "I was so excited, and I told my mom immediately that I was committing."

On Friday, Crawford made it official and made it very clear that he is done with his own recruiting process.

He will join a list of several Tampa-area players to play football at Georgia Tech, and this is the eighth commitment for the Yellow Jackets in the Class of 2012.


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