Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins 2018 safety Aashari Crosswell (5-10, 185) is still in his freshman year of high school, but at a school loaded with young talent, Crosswell may not be waiting much longer for his first offer.
Crosswell started as a freshman at Hawkins, a program that had four sophomores or freshman already with major national offers.
He joined a few of them at UCLA earlier this month for an unofficial visit.
“UCLA was very exciting and I really enjoyed it,” said Crosswell. “I enjoyed being at UCLA with my teammates and seeing how they do their tempo like we do at Hawkins. I got to meet Coach (Demetrice) Martin and he was really cool.”
Crosswell is a big hitter, despite not having ideal safety size. Yet.
“I’m still going to grow but I have to play like I’m bigger,” said Crosswell. “I want to be a big hitter. Its about the hit and getting picks and being strong in coverage.”
Crosswell played with B2G this past weekend in Miami in the B2G 7v7 Tournament and had a good weekend.
On a squad with a five-star receiver and a 2018 prospect a lock to be one, Crosswell faces bigtime talent in practice daily.
“Coach (Mil’von) James is tough on us but wants us to be successful and go to college and do it better than our opponents so our practices are really tough,” said Crosswell.
While he has a longtime until college, Crosswell is eager to go through the process.
“My family doesn’t care if I go to school in California or not,” said Crosswell. “They would just be excited if I go to college period. And if I can play football there, that’s the dream.”