Craddock, a versatile athlete from High Point (N.C.) Southwest Guilford, has his weight up to 197 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame.
In addition to doing his normal workouts, Craddock is working on the extra instructions mailed to him by the North Carolina coaching staff.
"They've sent me workout plans – two DVDs: running backs and linebackers," said Craddock.
Craddock, who said he isn't expected to redshirt, could see reps on the offensive side of the ball.
"[The UNC coaches] were saying they have some tricks and surprises for me running the ball," said Craddock. "I'll just have to wait and see when I get down there."
At the very least, Craddock is expected to contribute on special teams.
After neglecting his school work early in his high school career, Craddock has worked hard on his academics and has his core grade-point average in a good range. He's even taking extra classes after school to further increase his GPA.
With that said, Craddock's academic eligibility all comes down to one test.
"Right now, we're still waiting on my SAT score," said Craddock. "I take the SAT on May 5th."
Craddock has been preparing for the SAT and is confident he'll receive the required corresponding score on the NCAA's sliding scale index.
If all goes according to plan, Craddock will enroll at UNC in time for the second summer semester.
Once at UNC, Craddock's only goal is to remain on the positive track.
"Basically just to have fun playing football, stay focused on my grades, and get well acquainted with my coaches and my teammates," said Craddock.