Missouri City (Tex.) Marshall running back Davon Crookshank was not able to see the 2014 Advocare Texas Kickoff featuring Wisconsin/LSU live this past weekend, which was played in Houston, Texas.
“Honestly, I didn’t get the chance to make it out. I was not able to get the tickets,” Crookshank said. “I thought I was going to be able to, but it was a neutral site game.”
Even with that factor at play, that does not mean that the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Crookshank was not tuned and paying attention to the team he committed to in late July.
Based on the flow of the game, he was certain that his Badgers would come out on top, though the fact that a late surge by LSU happened, he was not too surprised there.
“I think Wisconsin played an excellent game. They (Badgers) played a great team that cannot not be taken lightly,” Crookshank said. “It was the first game, and a good one. You just have to execute to the end.”
Surely that is an area that Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson is looking at was the film starts, a process that may have already happened at this point. But beyond the score, Crookshank saw plenty that made him feel good about where he is currently committed to play.
“I saw that the offensive lien was making the right steps and the backs are hitting the right holes. There is a great running technique going on,” Crookshank said. “I can see myself in this offense.”
One example of what he likes most out of the running game is seeing Melvin Gordon in action, which is a great player to model his game after. Crookshank had his eyes on this for most of the game.
“He’s (Gordon) a great back and he sees the holes well. He’s so patient when he is running with the ball,” Crookshank said. “I watched him break on that great touchdown run.”
Crookshank did a little bit of running touchdowns this past weekend himself. In a 19-16 win over Madison, he score two touchdowns, one of which was the game winner from 1-yard out. He ended the game with 77 yards and 6.8 yards per carry average.
He mentioned that he has not yet made his official visit plans, but looks to do that soon. He also mentioned that maybe a few other schools that are still recruiting may get a visit as well.