Is Athlete Close to Deciding?

A prospect that we've thought could commit for some time is Lancaster (Calif.) Antelope Valley's Andre Crenshaw. With two more scholarship offers, is the 5-10, 180-pound athlete any closer to taking the plunge?

Even with three scholarship offers now, Lancaster (Calif.) Antelope Valley athlete Andre Crenshaw (5-10, 180) still has the same favorite.

"Oregon State and Washington offered me recently," said Crenshaw. "UCLA was my only other offer so those three are my top three schools. UCLA is still my leader but Oregon State and Washington are even with each other."

Aside from the three mentioned schools, Crenshaw said Arizona, Michigan State and Boise State have also shown an interest and each has hinted at offering. "I'm still deciding when I'm going to set up my trips, so I haven't had a whole lot of time to look at the other schools except Arizona," said Crenshaw.

Crenshaw said that while the Bruins remain in front for his services, he knows that time could be running out to commit to them. "I'm hoping I can take some time and take some trips before making my decision and then if UCLA is my choice, I can commit. But I understand they are filling up fast so I may have to hurry and take my trips or make my decision," said Crenshaw.

Crenshaw said he would like to take all five of his official visits if time permits, but that he will likely visit the three schools who have offered. "But right now with me, anything can happen. I could commit before I take all of my trips," said Crenshaw.

Being recruited as an athlete by UCLA, Crenshaw said he'd play defensive back if that is where his school of choice ultimately decides to put him. "Of course, I'd prefer to play running back but I'm an athlete and can play wherever," said Crenshaw.

Recruiting Crenshaw for the Bruins are coaches Eric Bieniemy and Jim Svoboda, and he said the UCLA season has really impressed him: "I went to the Rice and Washington games and talked with them and some of the players. I like the atmosphere and the attitude with UCLA. I need to go where I feel best, but I kind of know that my family wants me to go there and stay close to home."

Crenshaw said he would also attend the Bruins' final home game of the regular season, when they host Arizona State next weekend.

On the year, Crenshaw has rushed 97 times for 556 yards and 6 touchdowns and had 60 tackles with an interception for the Antelopes, who are currently standing at 5-3.


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