HIS RECRUITNG STORY:
Dylan Crawford made his first visit to U-M under former coach Brad Hoke, but that’s didn't stop him form loving the Wolverines once Jim Harbaugh took over control in Ann Arbor in 2015. In fact, Harbaugh and his staff put on the full court press on the Cali standout, and with the help of his passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, the four-star WR chose U-M over Oregon on national television during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January.
“I see Crawford as a combo guy who can play in the slot or as an outside receiver. He was a little bigger/thicker than I expected and he flashed the same run after the catch ability he showed on his tape this week. He seems to have a good knack for finding open spots over the middle, doesn't seem phased by traffic in the middle of the field, and was sure-handed all week.”- National Analyst Allen Trieu
WHY CRAWFORD CHOSE MICHIGAN?
"All-around I really just fell in love when I was up there my sophomore year," Crawford said of Michigan. "Even though it was a different coaching staff I still got a little bit of a vibe with them, once they got that new coaching staff in it was pretty much a wrap."
Crawford is the speedy slot guy that can excel in Harbaugh’s passing attack. While most freshmen need time to develop, it wouldn’t be a shock if Crawford saw the field early on his career. Also, he has the skill-set to run on sweeps being utilized as runner, which always bodes well in a Harbaugh offense.