December 14, 2010

Hokies impress 2012 stud on unofficial

The Hokies had just a handful of visitors on campus over the weekend. One of the prospects that made a showing was an emerging 2012 recruit that is getting a serious look from Virginia Tech.

"It was good," Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson 2012 cornerback Kenneth Crawley said. "I had a great feel from the visit on what college would be like at the next level.

"I hung out with Adeboye Aromire. I met with the coaches and had a film study with the defensive backs. They were telling us what they coverages are that they run and how they are supposed to play wide receivers. They went through matchups and it was a chance to meet and hang out with Rock (Carmichael) and others. I felt like I was at home. I liked it a lot. A lot of their cornerbacks have good size."

Did the Hokies offer?

"Not yet," he said. "I was there to give them my tape, but it isn't finished quite yet. We're still finishing it up.

"I did talk to the coaches, they told me to get my tape in and told me I had good size. They asked how I liked it."

While on the trip, Crawley spent time with quarterback and former Warrior Ricardo Young.

"I was over at his house some of the time, it was good with him," he said. "He was telling us how it's going to be at school, their workouts and how everything is fast paced. He told us, we've gotta be prepared cause it's not like high school."

In addition to spending time with the players and coaches, Crawley took in a few practices.

"I haven't ever seen practice like that," he said. "The practice was way different from ours, they are way organized and you have to hustle to every spot."

So, did the trip do much more for the Hokies?

"It's a great school, I could see myself playing for them," he said. "Virginia Tech is one of my top schools."

Though no offers are in, colleges continue to build interest in the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder.

"I've been in contact with UCLA, Marshall and West Virginia," he said. "I just keeping getting mail from them. They are all waiting for film."

Crawley recently wrapped the season as he helped H.D. Woodson to a third consecutive Turkey Bowl victory.

"We won our third championship in a row," he said. "I had seven interceptions and was first team all-metro.

"It was a good year, I improved a lot from last year in my covering and knowing what the other team is going to do. Last year I was lost, it was my first year playing varsity and I didn't know what was going on, on the field, but I learned a lot."

Crawley recently was nominated to the U.S. Army combine and plans to attend the event in January in San Antonio.

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