Interest in Crockett Picking Up Steam

Pack Pride checks in with standout tailback Malcolm Crockett and has the latest on his recruitment.

NC State offered Washington D.C. athlete Malcolm Crockett about a month ago, and just in that short time his stock has continued to rise.

Crockett, 5-11, 185 pounds, now holds offers from Georgia Tech, Michigan and West Virginia, in addition to NC State, and more schools appear poised to offer scholarships.

"I plan on going to Georgia Tech soon," Crockett said when asked what his upcoming schedule looks like.

"The only visit I've taken recently was to Maryland. That was a few weeks ago for their junior day. It went well. They showed me love. We had dinner and went to the Maryland-Duke (basketball) game after."

Though the Pack has extended an offer to Crockett they have not spoken with him since they offered. That's partly due to restrictions the NCAA has placed on coaches limiting the kind of contact they can have with junior prospects. It also just happens to be very early in the process. The conversations with coaches will happen at some point.

"They offered me a while ago," he said of NC State. "It was probably about a month ago. I think it was because they liked my film. My coach told me to call them. While we were talking they told me they were offering.

"I'm interested in them. I'll consider playing there but my options are still open right now. I don't have any favorites."

Crockett plans on waiting until the end of his senior year before he makes his decision. He will sit down with his family and high school coaches and look over all of his options.

He said the biggest factors in his decision will be how much the schools recruiting him run the ball (he is being recruited as a running back) and academics.

As a junior, Crockett ran for better than 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is currently unranked by

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