August 20, 2010

D.C. back picks Big East

Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy running back Malcolm Crockett has made his choice about where he will play his college football. The three-star standout has decided on a school he hasn't even visited yet, but he is still secure in his choice.

"I'm very excited," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder of his recent commitment to the Cincinnati Bearcats. "I've been talking to Cincinnati ever since they offered me. I talked to the running back coach, Coach Addae, most of the time. I talked to him pretty often and I talked to the head coach a few times."

Crockett made the decision for many reasons.

"The reason I made my decision was the situation there," he said. "They haven't recruited a running back in the past two years. And No. 23 [Isaiah Pead] is going to leave early. By the time I come there, they'll need a back to come in and I'll be able to play early."

Even though he hasn't visited the school, Crockett has done his research.

"I'm going up there soon. I'm going to get up there and go on an official visit," he said. "I did my research and stuff. I looked it up on the internet. The campus is state of the art. It's real nice up there."

Crockett chose Cincinnati over offers from Michigan and Temple and interest from Rutgers. He is very relieved to have the process over.

"I feel relieved but I didn't make the decision just to be relieved. I'm really solid and happy with my decision. Now I can focus on my season on being a leader and having my team go undefeated," he said. "It's been a couple of months. When I first got the offer in the mail, my coach didn't know about it and they hadn't even talked to me. I didn't talk to the coach or nothing. It was kind of funny because I never talked to them and I got the offer."

However, now Crockett feels comfortable and is done with the process. He rushed for around 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.








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