Ht/Wt: 5'9" / 170 lbs.
Location: Saint Edwards High School - Lakewood, Ohio
Offers: Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee
As many of you may know, there has been a lot of buzz around Shaun Crawford and The M Block has officially put Michigan on commit watch this weekend. Shaun will be announcing this upcoming friday afternoon at 4p.m. at his high school. Many people feel that the talented defensive back out of Ohio will be choosing the Wolverines. Given what seems to be an imminent commitment from Shaun, The M Block decided to release a breakdown and see what talent Michigan could get this weekend.
The M Block Rating: 84/100 4-Star(****)
Run Support 10
There are a lot of things to like when watching Shaun on film. There are lots of areas of Shaun's game to like, one of the most obvious is that he is a phenomenal tackler. He's one of those guys that has a nose for the football and is always making plays. He has great speed and is not afraid to challenge at the line of scrimmage. Shaun displays great technique, which is displayed multiple times when he hits the runner right on the football, resulting in fumbles. He's a great athlete so naturally he plays some offense and he displays great speed, running right past defensive backs and making plays on the football. The fact that he plays a lot of receiver shows that he has great hands so Michigan won't have to potentially worry about him dropping interceptions in the defensive backfield. While the knock on many defensive backs is that they can't catch so they switched from wide receiver to defense, this is clearly not the case with Crawford. The one knock on Shaun is his height and weight, however this is not as much of an issue as it is made out to be. Last year Shaun checked in at 5'7" and he has obviously grown in the past year and looks to still be growing. While some people worry about Shaun's height, his game is very comparable to former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu. He has a great nose for the football, constantly makes plays and has game breaking ability when the football is in his hands. If Shaun in fact chooses the Wolverines on Friday, Michigan will be getting one of the top players in the state of Ohio for the 2015 class and will be a very welcome addition to an already great recruiting class for Team 136. Check out his highlights here.