Wisconsin began recruiting Crider towards the end of his freshman year of high school and associate coach Greg Gard has continued recruiting the talented wing, even visiting the talented three-star shooting forward last week Thursday. The Badgers have officially extended a scholarship offer to Crider and appear to be extremely interested in his services.
"(They said) that I would fit into their system, they need me and I could come in and make an impact," Crider told Badger Nation.
Crider stated that UW has a number of desirable qualities in a program including being close to home, having a great system, and boasting a couple of current NBA players as alumnae.
Additionally, Crider stated that he will be taking an unofficial visit to Wisconsin in two weeks and that besides Wisconsin; he is being recruited by a number of schools including Ohio State, DePaul, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Illinois and has three offers from Akron, Dayton and Wright State.
As his recruitment heats up, Crider is looking for a team that is willing to play up-tempo while also being stout defensively. Crider himself feels that he can bring a diverse set of skills to whichever program he decides to choose.
"I like to run, play fast-paced basketball and still have a good defense," he said. "I like to play focused and strong on defense but (still) under control on offense. I have a good basketball IQ; I can play multiple positions and I can affect any aspect of the game."
Lastly, it appears that Crider will take his time and although he does not have a precise list of favorites, he does seem to think fondly of Wisconsin.
"I would like to commit somewhere in the middle of my senior year," he said. "Right now I do not have too many favorites, but if I had to pick some favorites Wisconsin would be up there."