Rutgers Eyeing D.C. Running Back

One of the top running backs in Washington, D.C., plays at Edison-Friendship Public Charter School, and he already holds offers from Michigan, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Georgia Tech. Recently, Rutgers began showing 5-foot-10, 185-pound Malcolm Crockett more interest. He already has a top three, so find out where Rutgers stands in the mix.

Edison-Friendship (Washington, D.C.) running back Malcolm Crockett has a top three list, but there remains plenty of time for another school to move into the mix.

Already holding written offers from Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina State, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Crockett is also being recruited by Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Duke and Maryland.

"I look at all of them. I'm still open right now,'' Crockett said. "I'm not closing the door. Rutgers could be one of my choices.''

The Scarlet Knights' interest in Crockett materialized recently, but he was on the Scarlet Knights campus last month for a combine, and he was able to see some of the facilities. However, he said he needs to learn more about the school.

"I have a top three,'' Crockett said. "There's no order, but it's West Virginia, N.C. State and Michigan.''

Crockett ran for more than 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, and it was done running mostly in a zone scheme.

So, naturally, he is looking for a program that incorporates a similar run-game philosophy.

"I want a team that runs the ball a lot,'' he said. "I like the zone offense, and I like a school that does a lot of downhill stuff. Education-wise, I'm not sure yet (what he's looking for). I'm interested in computer science, and maybe engineering.''

Crockett said he will attend Michigan's junior day, but he isn't certain what offseason camps or spring practices he will visit.

And he also isn't in any hurry to make his college choice.

"I want to decide after my senior season because I'll probably get more offers after it,'' he said. "I want to sit down with my family and coaches and make the right decision.''

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