This past season Cherry Creek defender Javier Craft established himself as the top cover corner in Colorado, gaining numerous honors and accolades as he grabbed six interceptions and had 10 passes defended as an integral member of one of the state’s top defenses.
Craft, who had DII, FCS and mid-major interest today announced he will walk on at Kansas State. The key to his decision was the relationship his family has with Wildcat defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Tom Hayes. Craft says regarding his decision, “Coach Hayes is a great guy and it seems like a great fit for me, plus Coach Hayes coached my dad in the league at New Orleans so we have a great relationship already.” Looking at what he needs to do for Big 12 football Craft says, “my main focus is just to get bigger and faster right now.”
Craft, the son of a former NFLer, is a very polished corner with good feet, who can turn his hips and go. Further, Craft is surprisingly long and should, over time, be able to cover in the wide open Big 12 in both man and zone. Craft is well suited to play the nickel in the K-State D. Also, Craft is a very good special team’s player and could see his first field time as a gunner on punt, in kick coverage and in a pinch, as a punt returner.