Crenshaw ready for Washington visit

Playmakers who are good with the ball in their hands are always welcome on any college football roster and Antelope Valley (Lancaster, Ca.) ATH Andre Crenshaw is no exception. Crenshaw has a visit set for this weekend to Washington, his first official recruiting visit, and was able to catch up with the California standout while he watched some bowl games earlier today.

"I had a good holiday," Crenshaw said. "Now I'm pretty focused on my recruiting. I'm heading up to Washington this weekend and I'm really excited to get up there and see what they are all about.

"I have a visit scheduled to Oregon State next weekend (January 13th) and then I had one scheduled for Boise State, but I'm not sure if that trip is still on or not. With their coaching change, I'm not sure if they still want me to come up or not. The offensive coordinator (Chris Petersen) was the one recruiting me and I guess he's staying so I still sorta have to get that one worked out."

Because coaches were unable to contact Crenshaw during the recent "dead period" that began on December 19th and ended on January 1st, Crenshaw's phone has been busy over the last couple days. One coach who has been talking to him is Washington linebacker's coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Tormey.

"Coach Tormey called me (Sunday) night and it was a good call," Crenshaw said. "He asked how my holidays went and he said he is planning on visiting me this week sometime. He is a good coach and I get along with him really well so I'm looking forward to him meeting my family and stuff."

As players have begun to commit to different schools, more and more schools are starting to show interest in Crenshaw. Two Pac 10 schools recently stepped up their efforts with the athletic playmaker and one offered him a scholarship two weeks ago.

"Oregon offered me a couple of weeks ago," Crenshaw said. "Arizona State is another one that has been sending me more stuff and calling more. I also recently received an offer from Michigan State.

"All of the schools are offering me as a slot receiver and say they like my hands and running skills. They also know I will fight until the whistle blows so they like my toughness and desire."

Crenshaw doesn't claim a leader at this point, but one school has been recruiting him harder than the rest.

"Washington is still recruiting me the hardest," Crenshaw said. "They have always shown a lot of interest in me and they like how I play the game. I like the staff a lot and am looking forward to meeting coach (Tyrone) Willingham and seeing the campus up there."

Although it is still relatively early in the game for Crenshaw, as this weekend will be his first official visit, he said there is a chance he could commit on his visit if he feels comfortable in his decision.

"There is a good possibility I could commit if I really enjoy myself and feel comfortable," Crenshaw said. "At this point I plan on taking my visits, but I could commit and end it right then and there. I guess we'll have to see what happens.

"I'm looking for a good environment, a good school and good academic and athletic program and just a place that I can feel comfortable. I want to major in either Business or Physical Therapy. Something to do with Sports Medicine would be fun. I will know where I want to go when I decide because I will feel like it fits me best all the way around."

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