UK Lands Junior College Commitment

J.D. Craigman had only spoken to Kentucky recruiting coordinator Ron Caragher a few days, but that was enough to warrant Craigman's verbal commitment, according to his coach Tom Gang.

Mendocino JC defensive end, J.D. Craigman has committed to the University of Kentucky, according to his coach, Tom Gang.

"Coach Caragher contacted JD and said that they are going to offer him," Gang said. "He has plans on attending the campus on the weekend of Nov. 5th. From what I understand, JD is excited about attending UK and has given a verbal commitment."

Craigman, whom has only been playing organized football for 1.5 years, is currently one of the state's top defensive lineman, recording 12 sacks in six games.

"J.D.'s 6-4 and as strong as anything," Gang said in another report. "Since he's been here, he's worked daily on getting bigger and stronger and faster. When he goes to the next level, he has a lot of work to do. He's a raw, untapped athlete."

Craigman had no additional offers other than Kentucky, but was receiving interest in Louisiana Monroe, Kansas, Memphis, Cincinnati, Arkansas State, and Central Florida.

The defensive end will disappointingly not be able to garner the benefit of a spring practice. "It is my understanding that J.D. will be one class short and will not be able to transfer until May," Coach Gang added.

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