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2014 S Travis Crawford of Holy Cross (LA) on the Verge of Several Offers

2014 S Travis Crawford (5’11, 182, 4.55) of Holy Cross High in Louisiana posted 78 tackles, two interceptions, five passes broken up, and forced three fumbles last season. He’s a safety that tackles like a linebacker and establishes a presence over the middle with his physical style of play.

The junior standout talked about the programs that are currently recruiting him. “Arkansas St. has offered, and I’m hearing from Tulane, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern MissArkansas, LSU, and UCLA.

“The LSU coaches have stopped by the school to watch film and get more information, and our staff expects them back for the spring scrimmage.

“I feel like Tulane is close to offering. They’ve stopped by practice this spring to visit.

ULM was at practice yesterday. They send me a ton of mail, so I’m hoping they’ll offer soon.

“When Southern Miss found out I was 16, their interest picked up. I attended a Junior Day and I’m expecting them to be at the spring scrimmage next week, and I think they’ll offer me shortly after.

ULL attended practice a couple of days ago, told my coach they’re close to extending me an offer and UCLA called my coach, want to see more film.”

Crawford expects to see the Arkansas St. staff at his spring game. “They’ll be in attendance. The staff told me they want to see me up close again.”

This summer, Holy Cross’s talented safety will camp at Arkansas St., UCLA, Oklahoma St., Southern Miss, and all the Louisiana schools.

He currently list no frontrunners. “At the moment I’m still wide open. I’m receptive to everyone right now.”

After making several unofficial visits, Crawford told Varsity Preps that Southern Miss stands out. “I was impressed by the visit. The campus is nice and they have a rich tradition and a solid program.”

Crawford knows what he’s looking for on the next level. “I’m looking for a winning program that’s closer to home, and maybe a chance to hit the field as a freshman.”

This offseason, he’s been working on his agility and coverage technique. “I’m a run-stopper and I love to hit,” he said. “Last year, I always went for the big hit. In order to bring up my interception total, I’ve been working on getting out of my breaks quicker.”

He’s in no rush to make a verbal commitment. “I think I’ll wait till after the season to make my decision.”

 

Photo Courtesy of NOLA Times-Picayune

— Michael Bradley

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