Vista Murrieta safety Su'a Cravens is considered one of the top recruits on the West Coast in the 2013 recruiting class. Cravens is the best safety in a recruiting class loaded with great safety talent. Cravens will be making his decision Wednesday. There won't be any televised announcement or anything too public. Cravens is making the announcement Wednesday because it's his mother's birthday, and he's long stood by the opinion that this commitment will stick. Once he commits, he won't change it up.
There are two schools ahead of the rest in the pack that should really consider themselves factors: The USC Trojans (long considered the heavy favorites), and the Michigan Wolverines. Eric McKinney of Recruiting Nation has this report.
"Whoever gets him is getting a game-breaker," Ford said. "He's somebody you can insert at any time. He can play safety or linebacker. He can return kicks, play running back, line up in the slot. He can probably do anything. He's a strong kid, a smart kid, a good-character kid. He doesn't bring the 'me' attitude to a program. Somebody is going to get a very well-rounded student-athlete."
USC and Michigan coaches have talked to Cravens about playing on both sides of the ball, and while the safety remains confident about his ability and passion for defense, he said recently the idea of playing some snaps on offense intrigues him. It wouldn't be surprising to see offensive coordinators draw up some special packages to utilize all of Cravens' skills at the next level.
Other schools in the mix for Cravens are the UCLA Bruins, Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers, although they're far more likely to finish in third place in this race than actually win it all. Either USC or Michigan will be landing a stud safety that could hold down the back line of the defense for years to come.
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