Crunkleton still lists K-State as a favorite

Grant Crunkleton's father offers some insight into the recruiting process his highly sought after son is going through, as well as what specifically has him interested in K-State.

According to his father, Kansas State is one of Grant Crunkleton's top choices right now.

George Crunkleton, who is also Grant's sprint coach, said he think K-State is an "Excellent program, which is why we're still looking at them."

"We're checking out their coaches' bios, careers, tenure, their level of success, graduation rates and they are very very solid across the board," he said of his son, a 5-foot-11 170 pound cornerback from Denver, Colo. "We're very interested in player development and how many players they send to the NFL level and of course their level of contact with my son. He gets something almost everyday from them, whether it is a postcard or a letter explaining the opportunities he would have at K-State."

K-State offered Crunkleton after he attended its summer camp in early June. So far, the all-state defender has five offers, four written and one verbal. In addition to the Wildcats, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona State, and Colorado State have offered. Crunkleton said his son anticipating one or two more offers by the end of the summer, which might be when a decision is made.

"He's not sure yet when he wants to make his decision," Crunkleton said. "He's just going through the offers he has right now and trying to find out what is real and what is not real. He's in contact with coaches. I call an email coaches with some of my concerns, if I have any, or if I want some clarification on some points."

And because Grant's father is also a track coach, he offers a slightly different perspective than most parents when talking to college coaches.

"I think they appreciate it," he said of son, who had 108 tackles and nine interceptions last season. "I do a lot talking with the coaches about his speed, letting them know exactly what he is, plain and simple. I think they like to see the parents take that active role in deciding where the kids will spend their next four or five years academically and athletically."


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