"It was pretty good getting up here," said Crawford, who is heading into his junior season at St. Edward (Ohio) High. "It was my first camp ever. So I just got out of track a couple a weeks ago, just getting back into my corner (position) back pedaling, breaking on routes and coverage. It was really good. There is room to improve. My first morning practice I was little rusty, like a little tense. But in the afternoon practice I loosened up and started to make plays."
The Maize & Blue coaching staff offered Crawford in early May, and this was the first time he had opportunity to work with U-M secondary coach, Curt Mallory.
"The coaching was great by coach Mallory," Crawford said, who stands at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. "I definitely listened to his techniques. I kind of mixed it in with my speed. His teachings and my speed caused me to have some of those break ups in the camp."
Now that Crawford has had some time to soak in the Michigan offer, he said he has listened to his family and friends about what the Wolverines bring to the table.
"The offer means a lot," Crawford said. "I have family that live here. I have friends from St. Edward's that go here. (Current Michigan redshirt lineman Kyle Kalis and friend) got the offer as a junior going into his senior year. I got it as a sophomore. So, I have friends at school telling me it's a Just as big deal. Just as Michigan as a whole, it's like a family, a community. Just getting a chance as a sophomore looking to future playing at the Big House is just unbelievable."
With his Michigan camp experience over with, Crawford said he will "definitely" be back for some more visits.
"I am definitely going to get back up here a few times before my season starts," Crawford said. "Michigan is definitely one of my top-two schools (with Miami, Fla. being the other.) So I will definitely keep them in mind. I will definitely be back up here."
Currently, Crawford has notable offers from Tennessee, Michigan State, Florida State, Cincinnati and Penn State, among others. With all these schools showing him attention, he says he will be comparing all schools involved in his recruitment to what Michigan already has to offer.
"Other facilities hopefully come close to Michigan's. Just the world wide base that they have for jobs after college. Like what the degree is worth. I know Michigan is one of the top schools in the country after college getting a job. So that will come into to play."