The Texas Longhorns filled a big need in the 2020 class as Tyler John Tyler Kitan Crawford signed his letter of intent, becoming the only cornerback in the current signing class.
Crawford committed to Texas in June, prior to his senior season with John Tyler.
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The 5’11, 200-pound athlete played both ways for the Lions, at both cornerback and running back, by virtue of being the most talented player on the field. While on offense, he showed a dynamic playmaking abilities that could project as a return man or if he ever gets the ball in his hands on defense. As a defender, his natural athleticism allowed him to run with any receiver in coverage, as well as gave him good closing speed in run support.
Crawford made a ton of plays for the Lions on offense, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns, while contributing 33 tackles and three interceptions on defense, and his efforts earned him All-District first-team honors at both running back and cornerback out of District 7-5A Division I. As he focuses on defense at Texas, look for his development as a defender to accelerate.
The talent floor for Crawford is extremely high, but will likely need a year of development to enhance his skillset in pass defense. If depth does not become an issue in 2020, look for Crawford to take a redshirt year in order to speed his development along.
A consensus four-star prospect, Crawford is ranked as the No. 159 prospect nationally and the No. 11 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.