Coffeyville (Kan.) Coffeyville C.C. defensive tackle Mark Crawford was one of the most dominating interior linemen in the Jayhawk Conference this season.
The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder is now being rewarded with a long list of schools offering him scholarships and official visits.
"I've already visited North Texas, and I visit Louisville this weekend and then Kansas on Dec. 5," Crawford said. "Florida International and USF are also recruiting me."
Crawford said he had a good time on his official visit to North Texas this past weekend and is looking forward to his future visits.
"North Texas' campus was really cool," Crawford said. "I saw the stadium, did a little sightseeing. I think I could be a good fit in there. I'm heading to Louisville this weekend. I know it's close to home. I'm originally from Indianapolis, so it's close to my friends and family.
"I'm then visiting Kansas. I know they need defensive line help really bad. They have a 4-3 defense and I'd be a good fit in it. I also know their offense puts up a lot of points."
Crawford said Louisville might have a slight edge at this point because of its proximity to home, but he is going to forward visit Lawrence to check out the Jayhawks.
"I'm going to wait and take both visits before I decide," he said. "It's going to be Louisville or Kansas. I want to make the right decision, but I do know that family and being close to home are the two biggest things I'll decide on. I'm out in December and will be done with classes here on the 12th. I'll then sign on the 15th."
Crawford was a non-qualifier out of high school, but redshirted his first year at Coffeyville. He said he has three years to play three seasons when he arrives on the Division I level.
Crawford is ranked as the No. 66 player in the Rivals.com junior college top 100. He is a three-star prospect.