Cornerback Crunkleton To Take Third Visit

The cornerback prospect from Denver (Col.) Mullen, <b>Grant Crunkleton</b>, had said he could decide before his third official visit, but will now take that final trip this weekend before deciding...

Denver (Colo.) Mullen cornerback Grant Crunkleton, (5-11, 170) is just about ready to make his decision for his college choice.

And it's down to a trio of Pac-10 schools.

"UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon are the three," said Crunkleton. I'm taking a trip to Oregon (this weekend) and I'll decide after that."

Crunkleton took his official visit to UCLA in mid-December, his second official trip, and enjoyed his visit.

"I really liked UCLA," said Crunkleton, who was hosted by freshman safety Chris Horton. "I was out there during the summer for the camp, but the (official) trip really showed me a lot more. I had a good time with the other recruits there and got along real well with the players already there."

Coach Jon Embree is recruiting Crunkleton, a relationship Crunkleton said started when Embree was at Colorado. "I've known Coach Embree for a while, since he was at CU. He's a very good coach. I met with Coach (Larry) Kerr and Coach (Gary) DeLoach when I was out there, too, and liked them a lot," said Crunkleton.

While Crunkleton was always scheduled to visit Oregon this weekend, he recently said he could have a decision before this weekend. But he now asserts the trip to Oregon will happen.

Crunkleton said, "I wanted to get my decision out of the way, but I want to take my trip to Oregon still. So I'll decide after this weekend. It could be sometime next week or it could be longer. I just want to wait for the right time."

An anchor in Mullen's secondary, Crunkleton helped lead them to the state championship game. He had 116 tackles this year and 7 interceptions, including a pair in the state championship game.

Wherever he ends up, Crunkleton said he will be a corner with no real plans to move to safety. "I feel I cover really well, and I think I can be a good lockdown corner in college. I'd have to put more weight on to play safety, and I just like corner more."

He has qualified with a 3.0 GPA and scored a 22 on his ACT.

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