Crawley Eying Summer UNC Visit

With a scholarship offer in hand, Kenneth Crawley is considering making a trip to North Carolina.

"I'm probably going to visit this summer," Crawley said. "I've got to see what my plans are like."

Crawley, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback from Washington (D.C.) Woodson, hopes to also make visits to Michigan and Tennessee this summer.

On Saturday, Crawley will make his first recruiting trip of the spring when he attends Virginia Tech's Spring Game. Thus far, Virginia Tech is the only school he has been able to visit – he accompanied former teammate Adeboye Aromire during his official visit to the campus.

The lack of recruiting visits has prevented Crawley from establishing a list of favorite schools.

"Probably before the season starts, I'll narrow it down to my top five," Crawley said.

Last season, Crawley and Aromire formed a cornerback tandem that helped Woodson win its third consecutive DCIAA Title. Aromire would like the duo to remain intact on the collegiate level.

"He wants me to come down there," Crawley said. "But, I don't know. I don't have any favorites right now."

The 2010 season was Crawley's first as a fulltime starter. On the year, he registered 30 tackles, seven interceptions, six pass breakups, and two punt blocks. He also had five total touchdowns – one on an interception return.

UNC offered Crawley a scholarship in March.

"My coach handles all my recruiting for me, but I had a chance to speak to one of [UNC's] coaches on the phone," Crawley said. "He let me know that they were offering me a scholarship. He just told me that they fell in love with me and they liked my size [and] the way I go up and get the ball."

Seventeen schools in total have offered Crawley, including Arkansas, Clemson, Colorado, Michigan, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech.

Current Tar Heel Dion Guy is a Woodson alumnus. Guy graduated from Woodson a year before Crawley began high school and thus the two don't know each other. However, UNC has recruited several Woodson players since.

"A couple of my [former] teammates had offers from [UNC], like Don Hursey and Adeboye," Crawley said. "But they chose other schools over them. Adeboye, he took a visit down there before he signed with Virginia Tech. He said it was a good atmosphere, but felt better at V-Tech"

Additionally, Crawley's grandmother lives in Greenville, N.C.

"[My grandmother] has been pressing me to go there [to UNC] to be close to her," Crawley said. "I know I have family down there, which is a plus. It seems like a great school. I'm anxious to get down there to see what it's all about."

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