Rockdale athlete Jaqualyn Crawford brought his recruitment to a close on Monday evening and as expected, Crawford committed to Oklahoma over Texas, TCU and Texas A&M.
THANK YOU GOD..— . (@KingCrawford_) July 17, 2017
I'm a Sooner , #Committed ⭕️ .. pic.twitter.com/MLxLFzcDRk
“The recruiting process was crazy but I enjoyed every second of it,” Crawford said in his Twitter announcement. “I wouldn’t change anything about it. But the longer I was recruited one school started to stand out. That school was the University of Oklahoma. It felt like home and I believe Coach Riley will do big things there.”
A four-star prospect, Crawford was once a major Texas target, but as the recruiting process progressed, the Longhorns zeroed in on options such as recent commit Al’vonte Woodard, four-star pledge Rondale Moore, Brennan Eagles, Terrace Marshall, Jaylen Waddle and more recently, Tommy Bush.
Meanwhile, the Sooners picked up where Texas left off in Crawford’s recruitment and made a strong push, as evident by earning his commitment. Crawford now becomes pledge No. 15 for an Oklahoma class that currently ranks No. 8 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12, trailing only Texas.
As far as the ‘Horns are concerned, Crawford’s pledge doesn’t appear to have much impact on the staff’s desires at the position. Texas plans on taking four receivers this cycle and two are already on board, along with Eagles essentially being a lock to the Longhorns — he originally planned to announce today, as well, but postponed due to technical difficulties. In short, regardless of missing out on Crawford, Texas’ plan and priorities at wide receiver remain the same.