Rated: Crookshank is currently ranked a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
On Film: Crookshank is an interesting back. He runs with a no-nonsense, attacking style trying to get downhill quickly and pick up yardage. He is listed at 5-10 and 195 pounds, but he is still strong and will only get stronger with some added bulk. He is a guy who reads his blocks, makes the necessary moves and picks up yards.Fort Bend Marshall High is a recruiting powerhouse and one of the top schools in the Houston area to have a recruiting relationship with. The school is loaded with top underclassmen. – National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers.
Recruiting Impact: Grabbing a tailback before the start of the season is a nice recruiting reward for Wisconsin, but will the Badgers take another running back in 2015, especially with some higher-ranked targets on the table?With the recent exodus of scholarship players, Wisconsin has room to add another tailback in 2015 should they choose. One of the Badgers’ top offensive priorities remains Detroit Cass Tech Mike Weber, who will likely come back to Madison in the fall on an official visit. Beyond him, the other tailbacks Wisconsin sit well with Milford (PA) Delaware Valley three-star tailback Nas Bonner and Jacksonville (FL) Bolles School Dexter Carter Jr. Beyond the three players mentioned, it’s unlikely the Badgers will offer another tailback in the 2015 cycle.
Quotable: “I like the big upfront line, the downhill running and the former running back is one of my idols. All those things made Wisconsin the right place.”
Final Thought: Wisconsin continues to make an impact in the state of Texas, but the coaching staff’s fourth verbal commitment of the 2015 cycle shows that secondary coach Bill Busch, wide receiver coach Chris Beatty and others are really making an impact. Crookshank picked Wisconsin over Big 12 offers and the Badgers have landed prospects from the Dallas Metroplex area and now the Houston area. That’s a big deal for a coaching staff trying to make a footprint in the state.