Shaun Crawford inked his letter of intent today, officially making him a member of the Notre Dame football team. He committed to Notre Dame on June 15th following a de-commitment from Michigan. Crawford originally committed to Michigan on August 23, 2013.
Crawford received offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The 5’10” 175 lbs Cornerback hails from Lakewood, Ohio. He played for Ohio powerhouse Lakewood St. Edward’s. During his Senior at St. Edward’s, Crawford collected 91 tackles, 8 TFLs, 7 interceptions, 17 PBU and 3 forced fumbles. On Offense, he caught 54 passes for 824 yards and 9 touchdowns. In his career, Crawford 239 tackles, 19 TFLs, 1 sack, 11 interceptions, 25 PBU, 7 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries. During his Junior year, he ran for 808 yards on 66 rushing attempts with 8 touchdowns. It is safe to say that Shaun Crawford is a tremendous athlete.
Shaun Crawford will contribute immediately to the Notre Dame football team. There is no doubt that he will find his way on to Notre Dame’s kick and punt coverage teams. However, it is likely that Crawford will play in the Nickel and Dime packages. If KeiVarae Russell returns, Notre Dame will have three quality Cornerbacks including Cole Luke and Nick Watkins. Adding Crawford to that list will give Notre Dame excellent Cornerback depth.
Crawford excelled in “The Opening” and the Under Armour All-America Game.
247Sports Rankings For Shaun Crawford
- National: 179th
- Position: 22nd
- State: 7th
Scouting Report from Nick Combs:
Crawford is from a powerhouse division 1 program St. Edward High School that pumps out good college players consistently. Listed as an athlete by many scouts, because he can play running back, wide out, corner, safety, and is a very good return man that can make guys miss. Crawford hits his top speed very quickly and has good vision on the offensive side of the football. This is a guy that could play many different positions for the Irish. If he does make an impact this upcoming football season look for him in a return role, because this guy is elusive.