Michigan commitments Prescott Burgess and Ryan Mundy did their best recruiter impersonations this past weekend at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl when they tried to court Massillon (Ohio) Washington standout defensive end Shawn Crable. But Crable stuck to his guns – and his same top three – as he heads into an important batch of official visits the next two weeks.
“The next two weeks are key for me,” Crable, who is 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds and a four-star Rivals100 selection, said. “My top three is still Michigan, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. I’ll know a lot more after I visit Pittsburgh and Ohio State here.”
Crable has also visited Miami and Southern Cal and hasn’t eliminated them, but it’s clear that a top three has emerged.
“I just feel comfortable a little more about those guys,” Crable said. “I’m still looking and haven’t ruled anything out. But I can see myself at Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Michigan. I just can.”
That’s why the visits to Pittsburgh and Ohio State are key for Crable. He said he wants to take all that he sees on the visits and then take his notes and compare.
“It might be a little clearer after I come back from these two,” he said. “But then again it might not. I guess we’ll have to see.”
So did Mundy’s and Burgesss’ recruiting influence Crable him at all?
“They need to get some better lines,” he said. “But naw, they’re cool.”