Updating Jordan Crawford's Status

With Wednesday marking the start of the fall signing period, Hargrave Military Academy Coach Kevin Keatts updates the status of IU target Jordan Crawford, and when a decision is expected from the 6-4 combo guard...

A decision from Jordan Crawford could be coming at any time.

That's the word according to Hargrave Military Coach Kevin Keatts, who will be coaching the 6-4 combo guard this season at the prep school ranks.

"He and his family may be making a decision in the next 24 to 48 hours," Keatts said. "I'm not totally clear on that, but there could be a decision very soon."

The fall signing period begins Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Crawford could potentially fill Indiana's fifth and final scholarship slot for the 2007 class. IU already has verbals from Eric Gordon, Eli Holman, JaMarcus Ellis and Brandon McGee, all of whom are expected to send in their letters of intent Wednesday.

If Crawford does in fact sign this fall, Keatts said it will be either with either Indiana or Xavier, a pair of programs he's visited in recent weeks. But there does appear to be some possibility that Crawford would instead decide to wait until the spring.

"If he signs late, (Indiana and Xavier) will still be in the recruiting process," Keatts said. "Right now, it's just being in a comfort zone. With Jordan and his family they want to make sure it's the right situation for Jordan. That same family has another kid (Joe) at Kentucky and they want to make sure it's the right fit for him. That's the difference between signing early vs. waiting to sign late."

Crawford was in Bloomington in late October for his IU official, a trip that came one week after his stop in Xavier. Keatts said his player enjoyed the trip to the IU campus.

"He loved historic Assembly Hall, and he enjoyed hanging out with the players and the staff," Keatts said. "He had a good visit, the atmosphere was great. I think he liked everything about the visit."

A native of Detroit, Crawford is spending this season at Hargrave Military Academy to polish up his game and to also get his academics in order. He's a combo guard who Keatts says is at his best attacking the rim and finishing, someone who he believes can fit into just about any system.

"I'm always one of those guys that thinks players are players," Keatts said. "If you can play, you can fit into most situations. As far as styles and systems, I think Jordan can fit in wherever he goes."

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