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Former Hardaway RB Justin Crawford commits to West Virginia

David Mitchell

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ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com 
 2013 Dandy Dozen: Justin Crawford - Hardaway High junior running back. 08.04.13
ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com 2013 Dandy Dozen: Justin Crawford - Hardaway High junior running back. 08.04.13

Former Hardaway running back Justin Crawford has not publicly confirmed a college destination, but sources close to the reigning NJCAA offensive player of the year have said he has committed to West Virginia.

Crawford visited Morgantown, W.V., over the weekend just days after receiving an in-home visit from Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen and members of his offensive staff. While he has not made any mention of a commitment himself, Crawford did post a picture from his visit on Twitter with a caption stating he was having “a good time in the mountains.”

Crawford attended Northwest Mississippi Community College for his first two years of college, putting together two strong offensive campaigns and winning the NJCAA offensive player of the year award as a sophomore.

The success helped him garner interest from a number of power five schools, including West Virginia and Missouri, which had separated themselves from the rest of the pack as the two schools most likely to earn his services.

Crawford was not originally expected to sign on Wednesday’s national signing day, but sources within Northwest Mississippi’s athletic department have indicated that has changed and he will be signing his letter of intent on Wednesday.

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