DE Crawford is thinking about officials

Three-star defensive end Nate Crawford (Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech) is starting to think about his five official visits and while the 6-foot-4, 255-pound senior says he doesn't have a favorite school, he appears to be leaning towards playing in the SEC with one exception.

"I'm still pretty high on Mississippi State and I'd like to get to Kentucky, too," Crawford said. "Louisville is also in the mix right now because I really like the coaching staff there."

Crawford also mentions Missouri and South Florida as possibilities, as both programs have continued to keep in touch. Kentucky appears to have stepped up its efforts recently, and Crawford is trying to work out the details for an official visit.

"I've heard a lot of good things about Kentucky and what type of campus it is," Crawford said. "I'm looking for a place that I can feel comfortable at off the field and a place that offers early opportunities on the field."

Right now Crawford is finishing up training camp and is focused on his senior season.

"This year is going to be a big year for me and my school, so I'm really excited to get things started," Crawford added. "We have some pretty lofty goals but everyone is working hard."