Crawford Has "Great" Michigan Visit

Lakewood St. Edward's Shaun Crawford is one of the top 2015 prospects in Ohio, and the speedster currently holds two offers. Sunday saw him visit Michigan, and that trip only strengthened his admiration for the Wolverine program.

Shaun Crawford has always been recognized as one of Ohio's fastest football players, and last week's electronic forty-yard time of 4.51 only confirmed that fact, but last season he also proved he is one of the top 2015 prospects in the state.

Crawford, 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, currently holds offers from Illinois and Tennessee and more could be headed his way. The cornerback visited Michigan for the first time Sunday.

"Things went really great and we had a great time," Crawford stated. "When I got there, Coach (Brady) Hoke came right up to me and welcomed me to Michigan, and I was surprised he knew who I was. My family and I were impressed that all the coaches knew who I was, and they made us feel very welcome."

"We went and toured the academic facility and that was really amazing," he added. "They emphasized academics so much, and with my mother being a high school principal that was music to her ears. After that we saw the locker room, weight room and the practice fields, which were great."

Crawford has always had Michigan as his favorite school, even though today was his first actual visit to the school. Did the program live up to his expectations?

"After seeing everything Michigan is about, I have to say this visit definitely boosted my feelings toward the school, and I like them even more," he admitted. "Before the visit I saw Michigan as a fan, but today I got to see things from the inside, and when you see the combination of athletics and academics it's really unbelievable. The coaches being so great to us made it even better."

"My teammate, Kyle Kalis, is at Michigan and he's told me before how much he loves Michigan and what a great choice he made," Crawford added. "They didn't offer me and I really didn't expect that to be honest, but they definitely showed me that I'm important to them and that means a lot to me. I have a great relationship with (defensive coordinator) Greg Mattison, and my mother and I speak with him by phone fairly often."

Crawford also has a few other visits upcoming, including a return trip to Ann Arbor.

"I want to get down to Tennessee over spring break for sure, and then I want to go back to Michigan for spring practice," he noted.

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