LSU and Auburn football are locked into a recruiting battle for Class of 2024 Parkview (GA) cornerback Jalyn Crawford that is “too close to call at the moment” according to Auburn Rivals’ Bryan Matthews.
“Crawford’s decision) could come down to an AU-LSU battle, which is probably too close to call at the moment,” Matthews wrote. “Auburn’s Zac Etheridge has won a lot of key recruiting battles for talented defensive backs and Crawford would be another huge one of he can land him. Crawford could play cornerback or nickel at AU.”
Not long ago, Crawford had said that Florida was “at the top” for him and his family, though evidently, something has changed in his recruitment over the last several weeks following his official Gainesville visit.
“They’ve been at the top for me — they’re already at the top,” Crawford said (h/t All Gators). “They got good people, good facilities, everything’s good. It’s a nice vibe, me and the coaches, we all get along with each other. It was good. I really liked it. My family liked it; everybody liked it. We like it out here.”
Family versus school legacy what Jalyn Crawford’s recruitment comes down to between LSU and Auburn football
Crawford spoke in depth with On3’s Hayes Fawcett about what he sees as the biggest positives for each program currently in the running for the Class of 2024 defensive back’s commitment. For LSU, Crawford lauded the legacy the program has established at his position.
“LSU has put so many great DB’s in the league if you see the numbers and just know the people who have come out of there, basically DBU,” Crawford said of LSU.
As for Auburn, Crawford mentioned the proximity to his hometown and family, who he’d like to see in the stands at his games.
“Auburn is only two hours away,” Crawford prefaced before saying, “My family is going to be able to be at all the home games. The people there could develop me as a player on and off the field.”
Based on why Crawford put Florida at the top of his list (family), it sounds as though Auburn football has a pretty good shot at pulling ahead of LSU when it’s all said and done.