The Opening: Dylan Crawford Update

Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita athlete Dylan Crawford wasn’t a 100% healthy at The Opening last week but you wouldn’t know it by how well he tested.

Dylan Crawford was one of 10 participants out of the 166 who tested to qualify for NIKE Football Rating Championship. At 6-1.5, 183 pounds, the athlete clocked a 4.45-40, 4.01 in the shuttle, jumped 37” in the vertical and threw the power ball 42’.

“I just got out of a walking boot that I was in for three weeks too,” Crawford said during the event. “I wasn’t able to run at all for the last month, this was really the first time I was able to do it so I was definitely happy with how I did. I know I can run even faster too so it was very encouraging for me to make the top 10 out here.”

On the recruiting front, Crawford, rated the No. 91 player in the Scout 100, said he’s still at 10 schools but could be cutting it down to five shortly.

“By the end of the summer, I’ll have a top five,” Crawford said. “I took a little break from recruiting for a while there and wasn’t talking to many of the coaches. They would DM me but I wasn’t able to get back to them so I’m going to start calling some coaches and build that relationship.

“I’m going to visit Stanford again real soon here. My brother just enrolled at Santa Clara so I’m going to visit him and see Stanford again as well. Michigan is still a strong possibility. It would be fun to be in a new environment with a new coaching staff. I visited last year but now Jim Harbaugh is there and I already know coach [Tim] Drevno. I like UCLA a lot as well. I haven’t talked to them much lately but they’re local and it’s a really good school football wise and academically.”

One school that has maintained constant communication with Crawford is Washington.

“Washington is recruiting me the hardest right now, no doubt about that,” Crawford said. “I’ve never been out there but I’m going to take an official visit for sure and I really like their coaching staff a lot. If Oregon offers me, I’ll take an official visit there and I’m going to visit Michigan again for sure as well.

“I want to try and take at least 3-4 official visits and then make my decision sometime during the middle of the season. Hopefully it works out that way and I can get those visits scheduled during the season. I don’t have a leader right now, I’m open to all these schools and just want to play out the process and then see what happens.”

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