Lakers Looking Good to Crawford

Chris Crawford lead Muskegon to a state title a year ago and while the Big Reds fell short this season, he was still recognized as one of the state's best playmakers. Still, the uncertainty over which position he will play in college has caused some bigger schools to back off, but Crawford does have several choices available.

Is he a quarterback, a wide receiver, a defensive back? No matter where you line Chris Crawford up, you know you have great playmaker with outstanding speed.

Despite his athleticism and success on the field at Muskegon, recruiting hasn't come along quite as quickly as Crawford would have hoped.

"It's mostly D2 and D3 schools right now," he said, although Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan have shown interest.

Western Michigan had tried him at defensive back earlier in the summer, but Crawford wants to play offense and once place that would allow him to do so is Grand Valley State.

"I went up there for testing," Crawford reported, "I did some quarterback drills and then some receiver drills, they said I'm one of their top five targets in my area. They said I could play slot receiver because they want to get the ball in my hands. Then down by the goal line, I could go to quarterback and run the option from the shotgun."

Having run the veer attack in high school, that combination would definitely work for Crawford.

"That sounds real good and they're a big school, so they're looking good."

Still, Crawford is holding out hope that a FBS conference offer will come and is taking the steps necessary to try to make that happen.

"I went to Central's last game and Western, I might have to send them some more tapes or call them."

Crawford was honorable mention All-State as a senior.

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