Crookshank All About Badgers

Scout.com spoke with Marshall running back Davon Crookshank from Missouri City, Texas, who committed to Wisconsin in late July. Now a few weeks, later, Crookshank looks back at a few of the key reasons for joining the Big 10 program.

Sight unseen, Missouri City (Tex.) Marshall running back Davon Crookshank made a commitment to Wisconsin in late July. 

And that doesn’t bother him one bit. Though the process, he felt what he needed to from the coaching staff to make the call and he is more than excited that he did so.


“I didn’t make any visits during the recruiting process. And when it came to Incision, seeing the campus was not important to me,” Crookshank said. “What was important to me was how the coaching staff made me feel. I feel like I was one of them and it seemed like we talked 24/7. When I committed I think I talked to the entire coaching staff.”

For the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Crookshank that was enough. He mentioned several times how he and the staff connected well, and how they saw his skills fitting into the offense. And for a back with the skills set as his, what the Badger program provides, Crookshank fits in like a glove.

“The coaches like my style of running. I come down hill and not scared to take a hit,” Crookshank said. “Basically, I am going to get yards regardless and the staff saw that on my tape. No matter if the line is good or not, I have the speed to get yards inside or outside.”

Of course, Crookshank spoke on that as well, praises the work that the staff has done in compiling a solid group of guys in the trenches. 

“I like the concept of how they use the backs. Those offensive lines are great and they block for their backs all the way down the field,” Crookshank said. “On top of that, Wisconsin backs get into the league (NFL).”

Crookshank chose the Badgers over Baylor, Colorado, Indiana and Houston. He reported for fall camp earlier this week.

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