Deacons Close To Offering WV Athlete?

West Virginia athlete C.J. Crawford, a prospect who visited Wake Forest during the football season, made yet another trip to Winston-Salem this past weekend, visiting for the Demon Deacons' junior day.

"It was really fun," Crawford said of his weekend visit. "It's a nice campus. I like the coaches and everything and it's a good family environment plus academics are high on their priority list. You can't get lost so you'll get a good education. I like it a lot and on top of that Coach Grobe is from Huntington."

According to Crawford, the Deacs are recruiting him at wide receiver as well as safety early in the recruiting process. At this point, the Demon Deacons have yet to offer the West Virginia native although that could change in the near future.

"I'm not 100% sure they offered or will offer, but they said there would be something good in the mail soon and they talked about an offer might be coming," Crawford said. Although Crawford has yet to receive an official scholarship offer, Louisville also seems close to offering. "I'm really thinking I'm about to start getting offers and everything," he noted. "I'm working on getting those offers."

Along with Louisville and the Demon Deacons, other schools from the east coast are maintaining their interest in the 6'2, 200 pound athlete. Wake, West Virginia, Ohio State, Penn State, Louisville, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Maryland – really most schools from states all around West Virginia. Just about everyone touching and add Northwestern and Rutgers."

Crawford, who currently holds a 3.0 GPA, visited Ohio State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, and Wake Forest for games this past season. He has no additional unofficial visits coming up but will participate in a national 7-on-7 near the end of March along with fellow Wake Forest prospects Tajh Boyd and Matt Muncy.

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