Rival schools still knocking on the door

InsideTennessee had a chance to catch up with D.C. commitment Kenneth Crawley. Sign up of subscribe to see what this future Volunteer had to say.

With the loss of Janzen Jackson and the Volunteers secondary continuously in flux, Derek Dooley is glad to have 2012 cornerback Kenneth Crawley in the fold.

Even with other teams still knocking at the door the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder can't wait to get to Knoxville.

"I hear from Miami, Georgia, Michigan and Texas Tech, but I am happy with my decision," he said. "I can't wait to get down there."

The Washington, D.C., native is still in constant contact with the Volunteer coaching staff. He talks to recruiting coordinator Terry Joseph and his primary recruiter Peter Sirmon once a week.

Right now Crawley is trying to focus on school and his high school season in order to better himself as a player and a student.

"I am working on my press coverage. That is what my team has been running a lot. One-on-one coverage and trying to get my grades up mainly. I'm just going to ball out," he said Thursday afternoon.

One of the things that Crawley is most excited about is playing in the Southeastern Conference.

"I can't wait to play in the SEC," said Crawley, a three-star prospect by Scout.com. "That is the best conference in the NCAA with all the best players. I can't wait to get down there and do my thing."

Woodson High is off to a rough start in 2011 still without a victory, but Crawley is still turning heads. Last week he was able to collect six tackles in his team's 35-14 loss.

Friday night Woodson will seek its first win of the season against Glen Mills High School who is also winless through three contests.

Crawley gave his pledge to the Vols on Aug. 14 and chose Tennessee over a host of other schools including Temple, Virginia Tech, Michigan, UCLA, NC State, North Carolina, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Georgia, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Carolina and others.

Crawley currently reports a 2.7 core GPA. He has yet to take the ACT, but he is scheduled to take it on Oct. 1. He is also trying to come in as a mid-year enrollee.


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