Clemson lands former UGA target from Carver-Columbus

A Carver-Columbus player that was set to commit to Georgia two weekends ago has now settled on Clemson instead.

Defensive end Corey Crawford was set to commit to the Bulldogs before they withdrew a scholarship offer to teammate Devin Burns during the Dawg Night camp on July 18. That reversal resulted in Carver coach Dell McGee’s decision to ban UGA recruiters from the school.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Crawford, a three-star recruit, then visited Clemson and gave the Tigers a verbal commitment on Tuesday, clemson.scout.com is reporting. Crawford was Clemson’s 13th commitment and followed the lead of another Carver teammate — offensive lineman David Beasley (6-3, 294) — who gave the Tigers a pledge earlier in the day on Tuesday, according to the website.

That gives the Tigers three Georgia players in two days. Centennial cornerback Martin Jenkins committed Monday night. They have four Georgians committed overall including Woodstock-Etowah offensive lineman Reid Webster.

Georgia was already heavily committed at the defensive end position with five recruits: Brandon Burrows, B.J. Butler, Jalen Fields, Dexter Morant and T.J. Stripling.

98 comments Add your comment

Ken

July 29th, 2009
7:39 am

Dawgs have enough DE’s anyway. Still hoping Mack changes his mind. Go dawgs

Bama Dowg

July 29th, 2009
7:53 am

saint simons

July 29th, 2009
7:57 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahahahahahahaha

who is asher allen?

July 29th, 2009
7:58 am

yeah well uga didn’t want him anyway, etc etc

Omnihawk

July 29th, 2009
7:59 am

Best of luck to Corey. I think the dawgs will be fine at DE.

In The Trenches

July 29th, 2009
8:03 am

Called this one last week when Richt pulled the scholarship and ban ensued.. I am sure Clemson will be happy with the pipeline to Carver. There are a couple of Carver 2011 standouts in the wings. Welcome to Tigertown!

78 DAWG

July 29th, 2009
8:04 am

We didn’t want him. We never offered him, it was only misreporting by the ajc. Only 3 stars. Couldn’t cut the competition. All the usuall stuff, blah blah.

KD

July 29th, 2009
8:06 am

I don’t understand for akid not commit to a school HE was interested in and change his mind because a school withdrew their offer to a team mate, don’t YOU go to school that is best for YOU and not a teammate, I understand the friendship thing, but how far does that carry you.

UnderDog

July 29th, 2009
8:07 am

When did UGA ever really get a lot of players from Columbus anyway? That area of Ga has always been Auburn territory. I’m kinda surprised that McGee isn’t steering all those players to the Barn, with him being a former player and all…..just sayin…

Too Easy

July 29th, 2009
8:08 am

“Settled for Clemson”. About right.

Saint Simons

July 29th, 2009
8:10 am

(((((I’m trapped in my mom’s basement))))) hahahahahahahahahahahaha

TC Dawg

July 29th, 2009
8:17 am

Wouldn’t dismiss him for “only” being a three star player. Seems like I remember a couple of three star players at Georgia a few years back. I believe their names were Greene and Pollack. Maybe we should have let them go to another school because they weren’t rated high enough coming out of high school. Good luck to Corey and the rest of the kids from Georgia. Represent your state well and enjoy a privilege that probably none of the arm chair quarterbacks on this page were able to experience. Work hard and follow your dream with this shot.

Simple Simons

July 29th, 2009
8:19 am

Nothing intelligent here or from Saint my retard couz

Hunting Dawg

July 29th, 2009
8:33 am

Enter your comments here

Crawdag

July 29th, 2009
8:39 am

Let’s review again! Georgia’s “09 schedule and being in the SEC.I would be careful about rescinding schlarships and running off recruits. They are going to need all the help they can get this season. The Dawgs may get BIT with a 7-5 season. Better luck, next year.

Simon Legree says

July 29th, 2009
8:39 am

my Aunt George needs to let Saint out of the basement so that he can play 45-42 in the lottery. He’ll have as much cahnce winnning that as Tech will this year.

As far as young Mr. Crawford goes, I wish him well and hopes he makes the best out of the opportunity being presented.

I sure do wish that I had the god given athletic capabilities to have gotten a scholarship back in the 80’s

C’est la vie!

Go Dawgs!

saint simons

July 29th, 2009
8:44 am

I’m gay, and so is my brother. Paul Johnson is my father, and Joe Hamilton is my drug connection.

Captain

July 29th, 2009
8:48 am

Who needs Carver? We can get plenty of the field labor we need without that uppity bunch. Somebody needs to remind those folks what their place is.

dawg fan

July 29th, 2009
8:53 am

All schools pull offers, GT did it just last year. Florida just pulled 3 offers at the Friday Nite Lights camp. AJC loves to keep mentioning it cause Richt is so clean that anyting potentially controversial about him provides something for the flies to land on.

TampaGator

July 29th, 2009
9:00 am

saint simons…this is my first and only ever response to you….please….no one cares about you anymore. You are wasting your time and taking up space on these blogs. Everyone else, please stop responding or reading saint simons and maybe he will go back to sucking his thumb in the corner of his room.

Monticello Dawg

July 29th, 2009
9:01 am

The Dogs will be back at Carver next year to pick up Crowell and maybe that defensive tackle.

Not Disappointed

July 29th, 2009
9:02 am

<———– Loyal Jacket Fan and Alumni.

Good luck to these young men. I agree with TC Dawg. “Did I say that?”
That these young men shouldn’t be disregarded because they have 3 stars.

I’m sure ga coaches will make the peace with carver high’s coach. Carver truly have some talent.

Nevertheless, “Ramblin Wreck!”

dawg fan

July 29th, 2009
9:05 am

BTW Crawford consistently said Clemson was his #1 school. It was Burns who tried to commit to find out the spot/offer he sat on at his coaches insistance for over 4 months had been filled by another prospect. No point in getting the facts correct when slinging mud at UGA.

The Alpha Male

July 29th, 2009
9:07 am

UGA has nothing to explain…… these guys waited too late and the train had left the station. The assistant coach dropped the ball in telling them this before they left for Athens. The fact that Crawford committed to the first school he visited since losing out only proves he learned his lesson (the hard way).

kevin

July 29th, 2009
9:08 am

Saint simmons is a fag!!!!!!!!!!

TampaGator

July 29th, 2009
9:11 am

Now, back to blogging. Stars are only for recruiting stories and people like us. Meyer recently signed a 1-star WR that no big-time school was even recruiting. Meyer thinks he will become a star big receiver at Florida with coaching. Talent evaluation by the college coaches is far more important than Rivals or Scouts star ratings. And a players’ heart and desire is more important than that. If you forget, Lawrence Marsh was a, 235lb., 3-star DE prospect out of Georgia that many Georgia fans laughed at when Meyer signed him a couple of years ago. Now, because of his heart and desire (and the great coaching he has received), he has developed into one of the SEC’s best defensive tackles (not DE) at around 300 lbs. He will be a NFL starting DT some day. This kid might do the same and with good coaching, probably will become a “player” in the ACC. I like the new head coach at Clemson. I think he will bring Clemson back to the top in the SEC along with Miami. Georgia Tech, under Johnson (who is a really good head coach by the way), will be in the ACC title hunt every year, too. Watch out for the ACC. They are getting better and better.

Bamafan

July 29th, 2009
9:12 am

Good pickup for the Clemson Tigers!! GO DABO!!

T.O

July 29th, 2009
9:12 am

Tech fans have to be proud of the way Saint Simons keeps showing his azz on this blog. Man that guy sucks!

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
9:14 am

I’m glad for the kid and for clemson. Free college education and the ability to play football is nothing to sneeze at.

I don’t get the coach and his hatred toward UGA. It happens all the time where kids get passed over because of different circumstances. He needs to be a little more classy and let the kids and their families decide what is best for the young men involved.

BG

July 29th, 2009
9:15 am

Chip why rehash this carver thing?

ChuckWDawg

July 29th, 2009
9:24 am

Who was hurt the most by McGee’s Georgia Ban, Georgia or Crawford?
Georgia/Clemson overall series record. Ga 38 Clem 14 Ties 4. Last 5 meetings since 1991 Ga 5 Clemson 0. Overall records since Richt took over at Ga. Georgia 82-22. Clemson 61-39. Former Players currently on NFL rosters Georgia – 53, Clemson 22.

Yellowblood

July 29th, 2009
9:25 am

Another huge Tickle Pile coming when we make it 2 in a row over the Cow College!!!!

Scrap Iron

July 29th, 2009
9:26 am

In all the replies I’ve ever read when it comes to recruiting (especially UGA fans – and I swear, if Stafford had changed his mind to go to Texas, most of you would have been right up on it saying you didn’t want him anyway) – I’ve seen so many people ask why is this news, or why is this being rehashed, etc. Well, the people at the AJC know that all they have to do is mention somebody going to UGA or somebody NOT going to UGA (which would pretty much include every high school football player in America) and they know that UGA fans will crawl out of the woodwork to either welcome or condemn that players decision.

Guess what? The number of hits on websites drives the ability to sell advertising – same as any other media type – so woof, woof, woof all you want, just don’t wonder out loud why the AJC.com is putting something out there, you’re only showing your intelligence, or better yet, the lack thereof.

1eyedJack

July 29th, 2009
9:27 am

There are bigger fish to fry. Good luck at Clemson.

Chip Towers

July 29th, 2009
9:35 am

dawg fan: I’m sorry, sir, but it is you who is wrong. Yes, Burns intended to commit before his offer was withdrawn. But Crawford also intended to commit that day. He did not after the Burns episode. I’d suggest clicking the link to the original story, which is provided above in this blog.

reservoirDAWG

July 29th, 2009
9:40 am

I can’t wait for school to start back in a couple weeks. Maybe it will keep these teenagers off these boards.

Sanford Drive

July 29th, 2009
9:49 am

Did Meyer pull Ambles’ scholarship offer at Friday Night Lights?

Chip Towers

July 29th, 2009
9:52 am

Sanford Drive: No, Meyer did not pull Ambles’ offer at FNL camp. Word is Ambles actually performed very well there.

Harry Dawg 73

July 29th, 2009
9:55 am

Hey, ask St. Simons about the pride of The Flats ………Eddie Lee Ivory. He ( St. Simons ) is simply too young for that question or another question about Lavin, Mooney and Salisbury to even have a clue about those stellar techies. Who cares about the guy anyway?

He is some sad, shut in fat kid that loves to dress up in skirts and lace.

Goooooooooo Dawgs !!!

dawg fan

July 29th, 2009
9:59 am

Chip, there was no mention of Crawford in your article:Carver-Columbus football coach bans UGA recruiters
11:29 am July 21, 2009, by Chip Towers
Are you quoting hearsay about Crawford from the Carver Coach as fact? I can’t seem to find where you interviewed Crawford. Other media who interviewed Crawford quotes him as saying he didn’t plan to commit to UGA. You are taking a comment from the kids coach and without confirming with the kid you are publishing it as fact. I guess one side of a story and hearsay comments from the coach is all you need.

Pago Flyer

July 29th, 2009
9:59 am

Yes, let’s all wish this kid the very best luck in the world…why, so he’ll come back and beat the DAWGS!?

UGA

July 29th, 2009
10:00 am

This is just the peak of a long slow decline for uga football. No defense. No consistency. More teams taking their talent pool. Enjoy mediocre seasons dawg fans. This season is the start.

7-5. How will that taste rednecks?

dawg fan

July 29th, 2009
10:01 am

No mention of Crawford being interviewed.

Yawn

July 29th, 2009
10:04 am

I guess the AJC is a weekly newspaper now. This is old news. It happened yesterday.

Atlanta Gator

July 29th, 2009
10:08 am

Tampa Gator—-Here’s a recruiting twist for you. That formerly 1-star recruit you mentioned (Travon Van) has already been re-rated as a 3-star recruit by Scout.com based simply on the fact that he has committed to the Gators. Of course, I have no idea what the kid’s real potential is, but it is a sick comment on the politics of the recruit ratings services.

BTW, did you see Rivals.com already has Florida ranked second with 17 recruits for its 2010 class, with three fewer recruits than leading Texas?

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/teamrank.asp?SID=880

OriginalDawgs

July 29th, 2009
10:13 am

We literally have WAY too many DEs in this class anyway. Who needs a 3 star recruit on top of that? This is the University of Georgia, we get 4/5 star recruits. 3 stars in Techland for the most part.

OriginalDawgs

July 29th, 2009
10:17 am

Oh and btw, I’m VERY happy with our THREE 4 star DE recruits and two 3 star DE recruits. Crawford? Who needs him? Clemson ball is about his level of talent. He never would have started at Georgia.

Chip Towers

July 29th, 2009
10:24 am

dawg fan: I have been unable to reach Crawford unfortunately. That’s why scout.com’s Clemson site is attributed. We’re always going to bring recruiting news to our readers, however, regardless of where it originates. Thanks for hanging out here.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

July 29th, 2009
10:28 am

Fraud is breing committed on the Vent – this character says he is Chip Towers but I talked to Chip Towers myself and he says he doesn’t comment on the vent.

SuperB

July 29th, 2009
10:29 am

Will Mack change his mind and go with the Dawgs? There is a lot of difference in playing for Richt versus Meyer– all good!