Crockett Counting His Options

2011 running back prospect Malcolm Crockett is drawing attention from several big time schools.

Running back Malcolm Crockett from Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington D.C. is a highly touted prospect drawing attention from several top programs.

In addition to scholarship offers from Michigan, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, North Carolina State, and New Mexico, Crockett has also been in contact with North Carolina, Michigan State, Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland. Crockett recently had the chance to talk to Terps’ assistant head coach/offensive coordinator James Franklin.

“He comes to our school a lot,” said the 3-star prospect. “Every time he comes, we say ‘what’s up?’ to each other. He asked me how I’m doing. And I just tell him I’ve been working hard, just trying to get better.”

Crockett talked to Franklin about the Terps’ offense on a previous occasion at the Maryland-Duke basketball game.

“When I went to junior day, Franklin touched on it a little bit. He said they run a little bit, they might run the spread one play, might go I (formation) the next play,” said Crockett, who is looking for a school where he fits in the offense. “He said they run a lot of stuff. They switch up a lot.”

In addition to talking to Coach Franklin, the 5-foot-10-inch, 185-pound running back had the opportunity to see the campus and catch a glimpse of the football program.

“It was awesome. I liked the campus,” said Crockett. “The football players were nice. It seemed like they were working, trying to get better and have a good season and everything.”

The 2011 prospect was also impressed with the atmosphere at the big ACC basketball matchup.

“The fans were awesome,” said Crockett. “It was crowded. The atmosphere was nice.”

Crockett lives close to the university, but until recruiting began he knew little about the Terps.

“It’s not that far from me. It’s like an hour away,” Crockett said. “I watched a few games here and there, but I haven’t followed them.”

In addition to his Maryland visit, Crockett has also had the chance to go to Georgia Tech and West Virginia.

“Georgia Tech, the campus is very big and they get a lot of support,” said Crockett. ““West Virginia, I went up there. That seems like a football town. I went there for the spring game, it was like a real game.”

Crockett said he has no timetable for his commitment process other than that he would like to make a decision some time after his senior season. He is continuing to keep his options open for now.

“I have no favorites,” said Crockett. “Everything is still open to me. There are no rankings or anything right now.”

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