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June-July 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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O ne of Michigan's top commits, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward defensive back Shaun Crawford, is a lifelong Michigan fan. So, it may come as something of a surprise to see him take a look at other programs — even after committing to the Maize and Blue. However, that's exactly the case for the 5-9, 165-pounder.'s No. 11 cornerback and No. 106 overall player will see other schools. That visit swing started May 18 with a trip to South Bend to check out the University of Notre Dame. Craw- ford also plans a May visit to Ohio State, and tentatively plans to see the University of Miami (which he had already visited prior to making his Michigan commitment Aug. 23, 2013) once more. "My feeling is I hope he stays with Michigan," said his father, John Craw- ford. "I'm a little biased, and I hope he stays there. He hasn't said any- thing about going away from there. He hasn't said anything about going away, it's just a bit of peer pressure [to see other programs]. I don't want him to resent me or feel that I made him go to Michigan, and he has to make sure if that's the choice for him in the end." The entire Crawford family — de- spite living in the Cleveland area — is partisan in favor of the Maize and Blue, and there is some worry for the parents that Shaun only picked Michi- gan to make them happy. While that doesn't appear to be the case, he will still take his time to en- sure his commitment is the right one. While that could mean his unofficial visits lead the U-M coaching staff to ask that he decommits from the Wol- verines before seeing other schools (though they did not have him rescind his commitment prior to seeing Notre Dame), for the time being he is a U-M commit. "I hope he doesn't lose his commit- ment, but he's got to know for sure," John Crawford said. "He's just re-   MICHIGAN RECRUITING Shaun Crawford Still Taking A Look At Other Schools Crawford, the No. 11 cornerback and No. 106 overall player nationally according to, has been committed to U‑M since August 2013, but took a visit Notre Dame May 18. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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