Crosby Hearing From Several Schools

Muskegon was a team loaded with talent last year and the Big Reds rode it all the way to a 14-0 record and a state title. This year, the team once again has a handful of players who have college football in their future, the most physically impressive of which may be DE Rickie Crosby.

A couple college coaches at a recent 7-7 contest the Muskegon Big Reds were at marveled at Rickie Crosby from afar.

"Man, we need to get that kid to campus!" he exclaimed upon first laying eyes on the 6'2, 225 lber who stood before him. Crosby, a powerlifting champion may be, pound for pound, the strongest player in the state and certainly passes the look test. However, a busy summer has kept him from getting seen by recruiters.

"I went to a combine, but that was it," he said, "I haven't had a chance to go to any camps this summer."

After starting two ways his sophomore and junior seasons, schools should already know who Crosby is and although he hasn't had much face to face contact with college coaches, they have still had plenty of correspondence through traditional methods.

"I haven't really talked to any coaches," Crosby reported, "but I have a lot of mail at my house. I'm hearing a lot from Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan and Western Michigan."

Crosby also turned heads last season in the state championship game when he was constantly in the backfield, recording 2 sacks and 3 TFL in the Big Reds' 32-30 win over Warren De La Salle.

Now he says he is training and getting ready for a run at a repeat and also deciding where he will play college football.

"I am going to wait until after the season probably," he said of a decision, "I really would go anywhere D1, but I really just want to go to a good school."


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