Jackson Cravens (Blair Angulo)

Cravens Talks UW Offer, Decision Timeline

2018 Timpview (Provo, Ut.) DL Jackson Cravens received an offer from the Huskies last week and he updated Dawgman.com about where the coaches see him playing and his timeline for a decision...


"Coach (Ikaika) Malloe and I have been talking for over a year, so we have a really good relationship and I already feel really comfortable with him," Cravens said. "They have a process they go through before they offer and they watched me and talked to my coaches and got to know me as a person and a player before they offered, so when they did, they knew that I was a good fit for their program."

When he offered Cravens, Malloe told him they felt his versatility allowed him to play almost anywhere along the line.

"They see me as a three-tech, but they said they could see me pretty much anywhere along the line," Cravens noted. "I'll play wherever I'm needed and if they see me fitting best at one spot, then that's fine, but I'll play anywhere I'm needed.

"I feel like I move better than most guys my size and my football instincts are really good because I've been playing football my whole life."

The Huskies are the most recent offer for the rising defensive lineman, but he said he's got three more that could be close to throwing their hats in the ring.

"I think UCLAArizona and Fresno State could be close, I'm not really sure though, but they all talk to me a lot and seem to like me a lot," Cravens said.

Cravens' cousin, former USC and current Washington Redskins standout Su'a Cravens, went through the recruiting process several years ago, so he's seen how things work and he said he's planning to wait until after his senior season to make his decision on where he'll play his college football.

"I definitely want to wait and take my visits," Cravens admitted. "I want to take visits to see different schools and just see what everyone has to offer before I make my decision."

As far as whether a visit to Seattle is in the works, he said he's hoping to make it before the start of the season, but he isn't quite sure yet.

"I'll go to camps if I am invited, so that could be one way to visit a school, possibly Washington, but right now, I don't have any plans to take visits yet," Cravens said. 

Cravens, who currently is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com, totaled 160 tackles (69 solo), 24 tackles-for-loss and 13 sacks as a junior last season.

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