Juco DL about to decide
Coffeyville (Kan.) Coffeyville C.C. three-star defensive tackle Mark Crawford took an impressive official visit two weeks ago to Louisville. But now the 6-foot-1, 305-pounder said he's ready to take one more trip before he makes up his mind.
"I'm scheduled to be at Kansas this weekend," Crawford, the nation's No. 68 junior college player according to Rivals.com, said.
"It's going to be really exciting. I just got to talk to the head coach and coach Bowen, the defensive coordinator today. They came down to see me. Coach Bowen told me how he was excited for me to come up on the visit. He said he thinks I could be the man that helps them out at defensive tackle."
Crawford was previously being recruited by Kansas assistant Joe Bob Clements, but a change has put Clint Bowen, the Jayhawks' defensive coordinator in charge, now.
"I was being recruited by coach Clements, but he took another job," Crawford said.
"He took a job over at Kansas State. I guess he's going back to the school where he played at. I totally understand that, but I'm very excited to see what it's like at Kansas. I really liked spending time with coach Bowen. I'm not interested in Kansas State, especially since I graduate and can sign here in two weeks."
Crawford was recently named to the all-Jayhawk Conference team. He has offers from Louisville, South Florida, Florida International, North Texas, UAB, Illinois and Kansas. He also visited North Texas back on Nov. 14.