Craddock Committed, But Still Looking

While recruiting is supposed to slow down for a verbally committed prospect, Albert Craddock's decision to continue to look around has kept him very busy this spring.

"[Recruiting has been] pretty stressful, but it's going well," said Craddock. "All the coaches and all the newspaper people calling. Every week I go to a different school to visit, so it takes away from my fun time."

Thus far Craddock, who holds offers from Virginia Tech, Auburn, South Carolina, North Carolina, and N.C. State, has unofficially visited Auburn and North Carolina, and is planning a trip to Virginia Tech for next week.

"Right now I'm still looking around, but [North Carolina] is where I want to go," said Craddock. "[The UNC coaches] said it's ok to look around. I'm verbally committed, but not all the way committed. After I visit Texas and Virginia Tech, I'll finalize it then."

Craddock could visit Texas as early as the Longhorns' summer camp or might wait until one of their home games this fall.

In addition to Texas' camp (and of course, North Carolina's), Craddock is looking at camps at Auburn, N.C. State and South Carolina.

During his junior season at High Point (N.C.) Southwest Guilford, Craddock starred at both tailback and linebacker. Although most project him as an outside linebacker, the North Carolina coaching staff plans to give Craddock a shot on both sides of the ball.

"Right now they want to use me at both positions," said Craddock. "They really want me at linebacker, but they like the way I run the ball. Really it doesn't matter, just as long as I'm on the field."

Craddock was in attendance for the Shrine Bowl Combine this past weekend, but left early. He only participated in the 40-yard dash where he ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash.

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