Charlotte Combine Interview: Jon Crucitti

Jon Crucitti is not the biggest or fastest guy on the field at any time, but he more than makes up for it with his heart and awareness on the field. He knows his assignment as well as all of his teammates which makes up for his lack of top end speed. Crucitti could very well make it on a Division I roster as a slot receiver or quite possibly a smaller split end.

Mount Ulla High School in West Rowan, North Carolina should have a terrific season upcoming. If nothing else, they should have one of the better offenses in the entire state. Their running back, Kevin Parks, is already committed to the University of Virginia, and receiver Jon Crucitti could very well follow him.

Crucitti is only about 5-foot-10, 190-pounds, but he is a feisty athlete. He mixes it up with the best and certainly does not shy away from any contact. Crucitti packs a punch and does not hesitate to go across the middle and sacrifice his body in order to make the tough catch. Crucitti had a very productive combine in Charlotte, and while his times were not off the charts, he held his own in one-on-one drills and was able to escape the jam without much of a problem. Crucitti will struggle with top-flight corners simply because elite foot speed will allow them to be in his hip pocket all day long. Crucitti will mix it up and has the hands necessary to be a productive split-end or slot/possession receiver.

Schools such as Virginia, Duke, Army, Navy, East Carolina, and Syracuse all have their eyes on the talented Crucitti. If he had to choose today it sounds like Vanderbilt would get the nod.

Crucitti is also a very talented baseball player, and has been to Virginia Tech as a two sport recruit.

Check out his combine interview below.

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