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Posted: 7/21/2014 6:04 AM

Davon Crookshank 


running back from Texas....committed to the Badgers....what do you think?

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/19...avon-crookshank
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Last edited 7/21/2014 6:10 AM by Wispak

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Posted: 7/21/2014 7:12 AM

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The guy plants and gets north-south quickly. Nice burst through the hole. Good in the soup. Seems to have some power to break arm tackles. Running style wise, reminds me a little of Clement. A mini version of Clement.

Last edited 7/21/2014 7:15 AM by UnknownBadger

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Posted: 7/21/2014 7:26 AM

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He runs a little track, but the 40 time I saw was not that impressive.  I think it was 4.78, but I could be wrong.  I'm sure the Badgers are thinking of bringing in one more running back in this class.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 7:28 AM

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The site that reported the commit has a profile page that lists him at 5-10 195. Further down the same page they say he is 5-9 170. Isn't there a poster on this site who claims he can tell a players height and weight just looking at the video?biggrin

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Posted: 7/21/2014 7:28 AM

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Well, he's not a DB, he's not from S FL, and he committed on Sunday not Tuesday, so it caught me off guard.
As the "second" RB in this class I think he's great.  But we still need a Webber, a Stevenson, or a Williams.

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Posted: 7/21/2014 9:31 AM

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He looks up to Montee Ball - and this was long before his Wisconsin offer.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 10:08 AM

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Things I noticed:

*When he got into the open field he usually increased the distance between himself and the DBs.

*In tighter spaces he was able to crash into defenders and make YAC...very Ball-like.

*They ran him out of different formations (straight T, I, single-wing), so he's used to adjusting to multiple sets.

*He can catch and block, too.

Looks to be a nice get. He hadn't been listed as a UW prospect, IIRC.


EDIT: From the Scout article Ben linked: "They like that I come down hill,” said Crookshank, a 1,000-yard rusher a season ago. “Their offense basically is a straight down-hill offense with big blockers up front. I could use my physicalness to go up the middle or my speed to get to the outside. They feel I am a good fit.”

Just so.
These ARE the Good Old Days.

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Posted: 7/21/2014 10:18 AM

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Here are few things on him from this morning: Story
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Posted: 7/21/2014 12:04 PM

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I like the determination in his eyes on his picture in the article on his verbal. That's about as much as I know about him right now :)
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Posted: 7/21/2014 12:06 PM

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Wispak wrote: He runs a little track, but the 40 time I saw was not that impressive.  I think it was 4.78, but I could be wrong.  I'm sure the Badgers are thinking of bringing in one more running back in this class.
Any update on speed??
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Posted: 7/21/2014 1:34 PM

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For every new source that provides info on this guy, his weight changes....170 to 195. Would really like to know what's accurate.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 2:04 PM

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Wispak wrote: He runs a little track, but the 40 time I saw was not that impressive.  I think it was 4.78, but I could be wrong.  I'm sure the Badgers are thinking of bringing in one more running back in this class.
Any update on speed??

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His personal best in the 60M is 7.18 and the 100M is 11.01.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 2:29 PM

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JWE44 wrote: For every new source that provides info on this guy, his weight changes....170 to 195. Would really like to know what's accurate.

#Badgers commit Davon Crookshank said right now he's 5-10 and 195 pounds, but wants to add 10 pounds of muscle before starting at Wisconsin.


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Posted: 7/21/2014 3:15 PM

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Looks like Crookshank has one heck of a o-line too.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 4:34 PM

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Hopefully this commit is a clear signal that the staff intends to take 2 RBs in this class. Crookshank appears to be a solid depth player. Still hoping to see a clear feature back in this class.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 5:13 PM

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I highly doubt that the UW staff is accepting commitments in July from RB prospects they would view as "depth players"!!!
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Posted: 7/21/2014 5:20 PM

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BurlingtonBadger wrote: I highly doubt that the UW staff is accepting commitments in July from RB prospects they would view as "depth players"!!!
Some seem to be development deals. Tomatoe tomatoe.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 8:11 PM

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From the highlights, Crookshank seems like a smart, patient runner with a good sense of balance and a great awareness of where his body is "in space". I could get used to seeing him run on Saturdays.
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Posted: 7/21/2014 10:58 PM

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I struggle to think of another one-cut-and-go RB who plays in Texas, wears #23, and runs a 4.7 40 yard dash.
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Posted: 7/22/2014 11:40 AM

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UnknownBadger wrote: The guy plants and gets north-south quickly. Nice burst through the hole. Good in the soup. Seems to have some power to break arm tackles. Running style wise, reminds me a little of Clement. A mini version of Clement.
I agree with your assessment.  Really gets through the hole quickly whether by cut or seeing the hole quickly and then seems to demonstrate good speed in outrunning opposition.  The only question I would have is how good the opposition is that he played against?  Looks pretty good to me.  Go Badgers!
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Posted: 7/22/2014 9:21 PM

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I would guess he's a 4.5 kid. He was playing in the big city leagues in Texas and he runs on his schools 4x100 team. With a 100 time in the low 11 sec range no way he's a 4.7 kid.


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UnknownBadger wrote: The guy plants and gets north-south quickly. Nice burst through the hole. Good in the soup. Seems to have some power to break arm tackles. Running style wise, reminds me a little of Clement. A mini version of Clement.
I agree with your assessment.  Really gets through the hole quickly whether by cut or seeing the hole quickly and then seems to demonstrate good speed in outrunning opposition.  The only question I would have is how good the opposition is that he played against?  Looks pretty good to me.  Go Badgers!

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Posted: 7/22/2014 9:22 PM

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That 60 meter time seems high.

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Wispak wrote: He runs a little track, but the 40 time I saw was not that impressive.  I think it was 4.78, but I could be wrong.  I'm sure the Badgers are thinking of bringing in one more running back in this class.
Any update on speed??

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His personal best in the 60M is 7.18 and the 100M is 11.01.

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Posted: 7/22/2014 9:51 PM

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They're all superstars when they commit.  rolleyes
BurlingtonBadger wrote: I highly doubt that the UW staff is accepting commitments in July from RB prospects they would view as "depth players"!!!
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Posted: 7/23/2014 6:23 AM

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Posted: 7/23/2014 7:15 PM

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I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 7:29 PM

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Kohala wrote: I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
Bielema had that policy.  I haven't read that the new staff does.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:22 PM

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The new staff does not.


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Kohala wrote: I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
Bielema had that policy.  I haven't read that the new staff does.

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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:28 PM

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I thought they did that with somebody in 2014 class...Sturghill maybe?  
Anyway, I don't have a problem with it...not everyone will be treated the same, for a variety of reasons.

Ph3431 wrote: The new staff does not.


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Kohala wrote: I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
Bielema had that policy.  I haven't read that the new staff does.

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Posted: 7/23/2014 10:04 PM

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Yes, that's exactly who I was thinking of - thanks for the reminder.   Cornelius Sturghill, DB/WR from Memphis, who flipped to Lousville.   He tried to commit to UW but had not visited campus so was made to wait until he made his official visit to Madison.
MnTCBadger wrote: I thought they did that with somebody in 2014 class...Sturghill maybe?  
Anyway, I don't have a problem with it...not everyone will be treated the same, for a variety of reasons.

Ph3431 wrote: The new staff does not.


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Kohala wrote: I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
Bielema had that policy.  I haven't read that the new staff does.

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Posted: 7/24/2014 9:27 AM

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Kohala wrote: Yes, that's exactly who I was thinking of - thanks for the reminder.   Cornelius Sturghill, DB/WR from Memphis, who flipped to Lousville.   He tried to commit to UW but had not visited campus so was made to wait until he made his official visit to Madison.
MnTCBadger wrote: I thought they did that with somebody in 2014 class...Sturghill maybe?  
Anyway, I don't have a problem with it...not everyone will be treated the same, for a variety of reasons.

Ph3431 wrote: The new staff does not.


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Kohala wrote: I've read previously that the UW staff would not accept a commitment from other players until they had visited campus.   Obviously, there have been "exceptions" to this policy if, in fact, there is one.  (Crookshank, DJ Gillins).   I think the staff would be much better served being consistent and uniform if there is such a policy, otherwise get rid of the policy altogether.   Right now, the outside perception is they appear to be inconsistent in applying it and treat some recruits differently than others which is counterproductive IMO.
Bielema had that policy.  I haven't read that the new staff does.

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I had a Chemistry teacher who reminded us that coincidence is not necessarily causality.  I believe Sturghill tried to commit before visiting because another CB (Tindal maybe?) was visiting that weekend and Sturghill wanted to jump the gun.  The recruiting board must have dictated that the two were either equal or Sturghill was slightly lower so they didn't accept his commitment.  But I don't  believe that was BECAUSE he hadn't visited, it just so happened that he hadn't visited at that time.  They have accepted commitments from a sizable number of prospects who haven't visited.
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