In early April, Tyler John Tyler athlete Kitan Crawford released a top three list, which featured the Texas Longhorns, Tennessee Volunteers, and Baylor Bears.
On Thursday afternoon, the four-star talent took to Twitter to re-announce his top three schools, and this time around, it’s the Oklahoma Sooners alongside Texas and Tennessee.
Oklahoma’s inclusion on Crawford’s latest list, and thus, Baylor being removed, comes on the heels of Crawford unofficially visiting the Sooners last weekend.
While Oklahoma has, of course, established some momentum in Crawford’s recruitment — enough so that the versatile talent replaced a previous finalist — Texas is arguably still the team to beat in this recruitment. The Longhorns offered Crawford as a cornerback on Feb. 13, nearly three months before Oklahoma jumped into the mix, and has since hosted him for a pair of unofficial visits in February and March.
Shortly thereafter, Crawford officially visited Tennessee on April 12, so expect Texas and Oklahoma to officially welcome him in the coming weeks.
As a junior, Crawford excelled all over the field for John Tyler, which explains why he’s listed as an ‘athlete.’ In addition to totaling 269 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, Crawford hauled in three receptions for 78 yards and another score. On the other side of the ball at cornerback, Crawford amassed 30 total tackles, 12 pass deflections, and two interceptions.
Since announcing his initial top three in April, Crawford has climbed more than 500 spots in the national rankings, improving his placement from No. 829 overall to No. 298, per the 247Sports Composite. Including in this rise is a jump to No. 16 among all athlete prospects, and he’s just ranked just inside the top-50 in Texas.