Crawford Set For WVU Transfer

West Virginia's relatively deep defensive backfield will receive more augmentation with the addition of Antonio Crawford, who reportedly plans to transfer to the Mountaineer program.

A three-year player for Miami, who signed with the Hurricanes in 2012, Antonio Crawford had two starts but played in 38 games for the Hurricanes. He had 58 tackles over his career in Coral Gables, and recorded one sack, an interception and eight pass breakups. He would have entered this spring as Miami's third cornerback and top nickel pass defender.

Crawford played his prep football at Plant High School in Florida, and was a Scout.com three-star recruit. He originally committed to Georgia Tech, but switched to Miami shortly before signing day in 2012. A two-way player at wide receiver and cornerback, Crawford was slotted in as a defender at Miami from the start of his career.

Crawford left Miami in a somewhat messy parting in February, making several comments on social media that indicated his displeasure with the Hurricane program.

Crawford will have one year of eligibility remaining, but will join a fairly crowded depth chart at West Virginia. Daryl Worley and Terrell Chestnut are the apparent starters at corner, and are ably backed up by Ricky Rumph and Nana Kyeremeh.

It is unclear at this time whether or not Crawford will be immediately eligible, or will have to sit out a transfer season.


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