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CB Crawford becomes latest UM commitment

Another day, another one of the nation's top recruits has chosen to join Al Golden's team at the University of Miami. 

Dallas Crawford South Fort Myers playmaker Dallas Crawford, considered the eighth-best high school cornerback in the country by ESPN, committed to the Hurricanes on Tuesday -- just a couple days after taking an official visit to the Coral Gables campus. Crawford (5-10, 185) had originally planned on waiting until signing day to announce his decision, but felt that now was the best time according to InsideTheU.com. He had been a Michigan commitment prior to the firing of coach Rich Rodriguez.

A two-way starter at South Fort Myers, Crawford, is coming off a senior season in which he intercepted nine passes and had 76 tackles. As the team's starting quarterback, he accounted for over 2,800 yards and 40 touchdowns and led his team to the Class 3A state semifinals.

Ranked 142nd overall regardless of position, he is the third player on the ESPN Top 150 to commit to UM in its 2011 class. The others: Tampa Alonso defensive end Anthony Chickillo (No. 82) and South Broward running back Kevin Grooms (No. 83).

> UM also received an oral commitment from Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) linebacker Antonio Kinard (6-4, 215) late Monday night. Canesport.com reported Kinard, a 3-star linebacker considered the 32nd best prep school player in the country regardless of position according to Rivals, picked UM over Iowa and Clemson.

> Below are highlights from the Class 3A state semifinal between Miami Norland and South Fort Myers. Highlights feature RB Duke Johnson (2012 UM commitment), South Fort Myers WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson commitment) and Crawford (starting at 2:28 mark). It was an incredible game. I was there to see it in person.

> By the way, if you want to know if UM has landed a verbal commitment -- follow National Recruiting Coordinator Brennan Carroll on Twitter. He can't discuss names per NCAA rules. But everytime UM receives a commitment, he sends out a "Welcome to The U" tweet.


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yea if he gets to be OC of an NFL team that's simply a better job.

Panthers Name Rob Chudzinski Offensive Coordinator..and UM get stucks with AL Golden and an OC who was days away from getting fired!!
Kirby must go!!!

Posted by: unreal | January 18, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Jeremey Bates was fired as their OC..

Leach is still looking for a job.


I know that your gayturd sites suck, so you need to come to our site to talk and have a good time. But get REAL and go back to your gayturd life. AG is the best coach in the state of florida.

Be afraid, be very afraid of what is happening in Coral Gables.

I hope ray ray puts on ten pounds n moves to linebacker. I think the lacy rogers kid from Texas will start next year n Crawford n mcgee will battle for the other corner spot leaving mcgee, the kid from st Thomas last year n any other cb to battle for playing time. Vt is set. Hopefully, jamal Reid who is a pure fs play up to his ability. I love Crawford! Impact player. He has heart. I went to dat game to support my cuz at norland. That kid scares qbs. Welcome to the u!

My bad. Kacy Rogers. Evo is a nerd sometimes

welcome to the family Dallas.

ESPN is new to the recruiting game....I don't take anything they say very seriously....If you want the Real Scoop, go to Scout or Rivals....They know ALOT more about this process than anyone at ESPN.

I have a feeling this Coach Fisch will make us a QB out of what we already have. I think Jacory could still develop as he has the physical talent and only needs someone to teach him the game with some mechanical adjustments. Fisch is staying as he made his commitment and Seattle then chose Tom Cable as OC although thats a drop off. Storm conditions are developing. (Funny I did not hear Pete Carroll going after Charlie Weiss even with the Obvious link to the Patriots. Hmmmmmm, must not have been good enough).

UCane305, never said I went to school with Deion Sanders. Read my post idiot. I said Crawford is from the same city as Sanders. FYI, I am also a season ticket holder, club level. Go hang with the Gayturds.

I dont know how committed the safety from FLA Karlos Williams is to FSU...but I really would like to hear about a call from Coach Golden to him. He has young Sean T written all over him (you would know if you watched the Under-Armour game) and we need to keep the best talent in FLA at the U. Plus snatching a recruit from FSU, especially a top-notch one like this, would do wonders for Coach Golden. So far I am very impressed with his recruiting and it looks like he may finish this class better than Shannon could. The Canes future looks bright. Its all about THE U baby!

Exceptional article!!

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