Crawford Can't Wait to Get Rolling

Drayquan Crawford can't wait to get to Minneapolis so he can start learning the new system that the new Minnesota coaches will be implementing this spring. caught up with the JUCO defensive back to discuss his recent commit.

Drayquan Crawford, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety and teammate of recent Gopher commit, Ge'Shun Harris, made his verbal commitment to the Gophers late last week.

The defensive back liked what he heard from the coaches (he was recruited by Bill Miller) and hopes to be able to make an impact on the field next season.

"I choose Minnesota because I like what the coaches, what they were talking about." Crawford said.

"They were new to the school and me coming in with a new coaching staff, I have a good chance of coming in and playing right away and learning the system, just like everyone else learning a new system."

Crawford comes from Arizona Western junior college where Tom Minnick, who knew coach Kill staff from his Northern Illinois days, coaches him and teammate Ge'Shun Harris.

"My coach was real cool with the coaches. He knew the coaches from Northern Illinois and he told me it was a good group," the safety commit said.

"I'm going up there on a visit so I plan on signing when I come home," Crawford said, who will be in Minneapolis this weekend with Harris and possibly Junior Osunde.

Crawford, who played linebacker in high school, thinks of himself as stout against the run, while having god ball-hawking skills as well, "I am real aggressive in the run. I would say that my major point is the run, but I can play the ball really good (too)."

Crawford will be enrolling in classes this winter. "I am just ready to get out there and get rolling, try to comeback with a good season this year."

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