John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford pledged to Texas in June. (Mike Craven)

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Meet the Longhorns: Kitan Crawford oozes potential at several spots in Texas’ secondary

Posted December 18th, 2019

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Kitan Crawford, cornerback, Tyler John Tyler

FYI: 4-stars; 5-11/200; No. 11-ranked CB

Fabulous 55 ranking: 38th

Committed: June 21

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What he brings to Texas’ table: Crawford is fast. Like, real fast. He’ll be the favorite to win the 100-meter dash in the Class 6A state track meet. The Longhorns crave athleticism on defense and Crawford oozes with potential because of his speed and his 5-11, 200-pound frame. Texas also likes versatility when it comes to recruiting defensive backs; Crawford is the type of defensive back who can help on the outside, in the slot or even as a safety.

Crawford’s toughness earned him the honor of wearing No. 24 at John Tyler, an important number at the school since it was the one worn there by current head coach Ricklan Holmes. Texas is getting a competitive athlete who is still maturing as a football player.

“He wore No. 36 until the fifth or sixth game of his junior season because he wasn’t playing consistently enough to earn the (24) number,” Holmes said. “He matured and played with confidence early last season and earned the right. I was proud of how he handled it.”

He said it: “He played timid as a sophomore, and I’m not sure he really trusted his talent. He learned that he can’t afford to take days off and be ‘the guy.’” — Tyler John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes

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Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
PLAYERPOS.SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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