Northwestern Football Recruiting: James Crawford Commits to Illinois

2013 safety James Crawford committed to the Illinois Fighting Illini on January 20th. Crawford was officially visiting the Illini this weekend.

Sep 24, 2011; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini cheerleaders celebrate a touchdown during the second half against the Western Michigan Broncos at Memorial Stadium. Illinois defeated Western Michigan 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

He had offers from five other schools. The other teams to have offered at Crawford include: Boise State, Georgia State, Houston, Massachusetts, and Northwestern.

Crawford is a 6’2″, 190 pound safety from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He played this past season at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

The St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders made it to the state championship of the Class 7A Florida State Playoffs. In the championship game, St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Lincoln High School, 41-25.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 144th in the state of Florida and 78th among safeties by 247Sports.

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Topics: Football, Illinois Fighting Illini, James Crawford, Northwestern Wildcats, Recruiting

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