"They just have such a great school, great coaches, and I fit right in. With their defense, I think it is perfect for me."
Craddock, who will attend the Scout.com Combine March 26 at Duke with several teammates, admitted that he did not expect to make a decision this early in the process.
"When I went up there, that wasn't what I planned on doing," said Craddock, who already had an offer from Auburn. "I just felt that it was right for me, and now I just have to work on keeping my grades up so I can enroll next year."
As a junior, Craddock rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in eight games. Southwest Guilford teammates Markus Hunter and Darrius Little are also Division I prospects.