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Crest refocuses after winning title

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Another season, another championship for William Crest. The quarterback for Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar capped off another season with his school's third straight state title.
"There wasn't one specific game that was the toughest," said the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Crest. "Every game is a tough game, every team brings their "A" game when the come to play Dunbar. Afterward, I talked with some of the juniors getting in the weight room as soon as we get back in January. We need to work hard because we're moving up to a harder division and we need to be ready for it."
That kind of work ethic and leadership are some of the reasons Crest already has six offers from Ohio State, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and UTEP and plenty of other schools interested.
"I know I have six offers listed but I have more," explained Crest. "I stepped away from the recruiting process lately so I've been letting my coaches and parents handle that. Right now I'm only aware of a few. I'm starting to get back into it. I've talked to some coaches but my parents have mainly taken care of that.
"West Virginia coaches told me I would be a nice fit in that offense," he said. "We run the spread offense at my high school also. I'm well rounded so I can do whatever they want me to.
"Hopefully, I can start talking to Vanderbilt more because they are very interested," said the four-star Crest. "I'm still trying to stay in contact with the coaches from Ohio State. A Virginia coach came through the school recently and I haven't had much contact with Virginia Tech yet.
How does Maryland's move to the Big Ten affect Crest's opinion of the Terps?
"It's a big move for them," he said. They've got a lot of work to do but hopefully down the line they'll get there."
Although a decision seems to be far in the distance, where might Crest visit?
"I'm not sure right now. My parents and I were discussing that not too long ago," said Crest. "Hopefully, I'll take a few trips but we don't know yet."
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