Friendship Collegiate Academy's Malcolm Crockett, a 5'10" 185 pound running back, is currently hearing from Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Pittsburgh, Maryland, and South Carolina. Schools that are more interested which have extended a scholarship offer are Michigan, West Virginia, NC State, and Georgia Tech. Crockett said that Georgia Tech is the most recent school to extend an offer.
"They called a few weeks ago. They were telling me that they like how I run. They like me at slotback for their offense and were saying how I'd be a good fit for them. I talked with Coach (Lamar) Owens (his recruiting coach for GT) and then got to talk with Coach (Al) Groh for a bit. They want me to come down there."
Crockett hasn't made any visits yet this spring but he does hope to get down to Atlanta later this spring. He has a connection at Georgia Tech which might help keep Georgia Tech in the mix for his recruitment. "I hope to go down there with Louis Young, my god-brother, this spring. The prospect of playing with him, playing with family, would be exciting." Louis will play cornerback for Georgia Tech and is headed to Atlanta with the signing class of 2010. Young is also the top-rated player in Georgia Tech's incoming class.
Besides a visit to Georgia Tech likely to come, Malcolm says he also plans to visit Michigan for a Junior Day in March and is trying to schedule a day to get over to West Virginia. When visiting these schools, what factors is he looking for in a program?
"When it comes to my choice, what style of offense the school runs and which ones run the ball a lot will stand out. Education, too, you have to be looking at that."
As for a list of schools, Crockett actually already has a top three. "My leader right now is Michigan," he said. "They run like a zone offense right now, and I like that. They do a lot of different stuff like the wildcat and different things with their running backs. After Michigan is West Virginia at number two. Georgia Tech is number three."
Right now, Malcolm is heavily considering the schools that have offered him. He is taking things as they come, but visits to his top three schools later this spring will very likely help him sort things out.