Most of the Clemson’s new freshman football players are on campus now practicing and getting ready for the season. Unfortunately for Clemson’s new freshman defensive end Corey Crawford, he has not been in Clemson with his teammates. Right now Corey is taking care of summer school and will be joining his team in August.
“My goal for the first year is to get a starting job and get a feel for college football. The coaches have told me there is a possibility that I can see the field if I come and do what I need to do. Because I didn’t come with all the other guys last week I know it will be a lot harder. So I when I get there I am going to have to have to work a little harder,” said Crawford.
The 6’5” 235 lbs. defensive end believes Clemson will be the perfect fit for him.
“Clemson is a great fit for me. It is a football town where all the fans love the players. It is a place I can’t see myself getting into a lot of trouble,” said Crawford.
Like many players, Corey’s biggest reason for choosing Clemson was the coaches.
“The coaches really bond with the players, not many schools have the same player-coach bond. You can talk to them about anything, even during the recruiting process I could go to them and talk about just life in general. They just want to help you,” said Crawford.
The former Carver high standout hopes to continue the tradition of good defensive ends at Clemson.
“Ricky Sapp and Da’Quan Bowers are great players. I know that Clemson brings out some good defensive ends, and I hope that continues,” said Crawford.
Although Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was considered for the Heisman trophy last year it is very unlikely for a defensive player to be considered.
“I set my goal highs, and I have high standards for myself, I want to be considered for the Heisman trophy before I leave Clemson,” said Crawford.