Recruiting: Crawford Starts To Get Attention

Oklahoma State has established a recruiting connection in Georgia and one school in particular may have become its favorite. The Cowboys pulled linebacker LeRon Furr out of talent-laden Carver High School in Columbus, Ga., and now they are showing interest in Carver junior defensive end and basketball standout Corey Crawford.

"I've got time (to talk). I just finished playing a basketball game," said Crawford Thursday evening after returning our call from a couple of nights ago.

When asked how it went Thursday night he said, "It was tough, we got beat in triple overtime," replied the 6-6, 235-pounder. "They are a good team, but we had chances and could have won

"I'm averaging around 14 points," added Crawford when asked his scoring average.

Come to find out he is averaging a double-double with about 11 rebounds a game. Crawford is athletic and proved that on the football field last season. He has an offer from Oklahoma State and said he is starting to get attention from several schools.

"Besides Oklahoma State, I've heard from Auburn. Alabama, and Memphis," said the polite Crawford. "I am just looking for a good school where I can get a good education in what I want to major in. I want to study engineering, electrical engineering."

The desire to major in engineering should only help Oklahoma State in the recruiting process. Crawford has a 4.8 in the forty and while he doesn't get into the weight room as much being a two-sport standout, he has a reported bench press of 250 pounds and a squat of 380 pounds. His grades are excellent.

It is very early in the recruiting process for Crawford but Oklahoma State can count themselves being in on the ground floor.

Cowboys assistant and linebackers coach Glenn Spencer is the recruiting coach on Crawford.

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