Cards pursuing Mobile receiver London Crawford

Louisville has a rich history of utilizing tall and athletic receivers and the U of L coaches are hoping that 6-foot-3, 200-pound London Crawford will add his name to the impressive list of Cardinal receivers.

The University of Louisville football program has had it's share of success with tall receivers, most recently with J.R. Russell, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the recent NFL Draft.

The Cardinals coaching staff hopes to continue that trend by signing a tall receiving target in the Class of 2006 and it appears that they have targeted Mobile (AL) Davidson High School's London Crawford as one of their priorities at the wideout position.

As one would expect, Louisville isn't the only program with title hopes pursuing the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Crawford.

"Alabama, LSU and Louisville have all called recently," said Crawford. "Southern Miss called [Tuesday night]."

Auburn and Miami are among the others seeking the services of Crawford, who as a junior was named 2nd team All-State after hauling in 21 catches for 567 yards and eight touchdowns in a run dominated offense.

"We don't pass the ball much, but I do make big plays when I get it," Crawford said. "I can do it all. I don't mind blocking for a teammate as long as it's helping us win."

Crawford added that his Davidson team should be the team to beat this year and that he will focus on his senior season prior to making a decision.

"We work really hard together," he said. "We don't start back until next week, so some of us go to the YMCA and work on our bench, squat and inclines."

Because of his strong desire to have a strong final year at Davidson, Crawford had the following response when asked if he had any favorites. "Not really. I'm definately going to wait until after the season before making a decision."

While he claims no current leaders, he did say that he has heard nothing but great things about the Cardinal program.

"I wouldn't mind going to Louisville," he said. "I don't know to much about it yet, but a lot of people tell me about it. I do know that it's a good program and a great team."

Crawford will camp at Alabama later this month and is considering a couple others as well.

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