Louisville remains a favorite for Crawford

Jonathan Crawford, rated as the No. 58 safety in the nation by Scout.com, has collected nearly two dozen scholarship offers. The Largo, Fla., prospect, who recently trimmed his list, gave an update to Cardinal Authority.

Jonathan Crawford, a Scout.com three-star safety out of Largo, Fla., has a scholarship offer list that is near two dozen schools long. Louisville, which offered during the spring, was the seventh school to do so.

"I was actually surprised when I got it," he told Cardinal Authority. "I've been liking them for a couple years now. I guess it was Teddy's second year, when I started liking them."

With a roster that boasts of 33 players from the Sunshine State - more than any other state, including Kentucky - the thought of following that path is enticing to Crawford.

"That helps a lot," he said. "Having so many guys there from Florida would make it easier because you know that you'll be able to make friends quickly."

In addition to Louisville, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Connecticut, East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, NC State, Rutgers, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, among others. He's also drawing interest from Florida, Miami, Western Kentucky and others.

"It feels good to have your skills acknowledged," he said. "You still have to go the process of figuring out where to go and that's not easy."

Earlier this month, he narrowed his list down to 10 current favorites. Those making the cut were: East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Minnesota, NC State, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

"Nothing has changed," he said this week.

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