Ht/Wt: 5'9" / 170 lbs.
Location: St. Edwards High School - Lakewood, Ohio
Offers: Arkansas, Cincinatti, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia
After visiting Michigan four times so far, with the BBQ at the Big House being the most recent, Shaun Crawford has long held Michigan as his leading school. Today Crawford committed to Michigan during a 4pm announcement that was simulcast on ESPN3. Crawford, who was primarily recruited by defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, is a composite 4-star on 247 and received another 4-star rating from The M Block on Wednesday.
The only knock on Crawford's game with an merit is that he may not be big enough to play corner in college. Despite this school of thought, Crawford has actually grown 2 inches in the past year and still looks to fill out in the next two years. His size has not been a detriment to his play on the field yet as Crawford plays against some of the best competition in the state of Ohio on a weekly basis. Always finding himself in a position to make plays, one of Crawford's greatest strengths is his nose for the football. The St Edwards High fields one of the best athletes in the state of Ohio in Crawford who has shown his strong presence in run support time and time again. Despite giving up size on some match-ups, Crawford invites contact and has built a reputation as one of the strongest defensive backs in run support in the midwest.
Michigan is adding a longtime target from the heart of a battleground state in Shaun Crawford. Expected to be followed shortly by a commitment from fellow Ohio 2015 DB Tyree Kinnel, Crawford reserved his spot in Team 136 early. This is Michigan's 6th (and potentially 7th) commitment of 2015, and if Hoke lands another defensive back in 2014, the Wolverines may be done recruiting defensive backs until 2016. Maintaining a strong presence in Ohio is a priority for Hoke and his staff, and these commitments help build Michigan's presence in Ohio and the midwest as a whole. The Wolverines have one of the strongest classes of 2015 already, headlined by WR George Harris and RB Damien Harris.