June 12, 2009

Carver DE happy with Bulldog offer

Carver-Columbus defensive end Corey Crawford wasn't necessarily expecting an offer from Georgia when he joined three other of his teammates for camp in Athens.

So imagine his surprise when the Bulldogs did exactly that.

"I really didn't know what to expect when we went over there," Crawford said. "For them to offer on the spot, I don't know if I was expecting that. This was a real big deal."

At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Crawford is already one of the more sought-after defensive ends in the state.

Georgia's offer was the 17th thus far for the rangy defensive end and the seventh from an SEC school, a list that includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and South Carolina.

The Bulldogs were the last of the group to make such an offer, but Crawford said that will not hurt Georgia's chances.

"Georgia's in my top five," Crawford said. "I've always liked Georgia as a fan since I was little. I've always liked the way Georgia plays and the way their players run to the ball."

This was actually Crawford's second trip to Athens in as many weeks after attending Mark Fox's basketball camp last weekend.

However, Crawford made it clear that his future is on the gridiron.

He said he enjoyed his one-on-one session with Georgia defensive end coach Jon Fabris, who showed a few pointers that Crawford said he will try to use next season.

"I enjoyed it. At first when he asked me to work one-on-one I thought it was because I was not doing something right," Crawford said. "But he just wanted to show me a few things. I appreciated it very much."

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