Speedy Dual-Threat Quarterback Prospect Delaney Crawford Commits To Virginia

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The University of Virginia football program’s verbal commitment tally for the class of 2022 grew on Monday (November 29), when Corona (CA) dual-threat quarterback prospect Delaney Crawford announced his pledge to the Hoos.

Delaney gives Virginia 16 commitments – including two quarterbacks – in the class of 2022. The 6’3”, 180-pound prospect and Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) standout Davis Lane are the Cavaliers’ two quarterback recruits, making this the second consecutive class in which head coach Bronco Mendenhall has taken two quarterbacks. The Hoos’ lone class of 2023 pledge is another dual-threat quarterback, South Carolina star LaNorris Sellers.

MaxPreps.com has five games worth of stats from Corona’s nine-game 2021 campaign (the Panthers went 3-6). According to MaxPreps, Crawford completed 42-of-76 passes for 447 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. He rushed 65 times for 472 yards and four scores. This was Crawford’s first season at Corona, where he transferred after attending Upland High School the previous three years.

“I have coached many dual-threat quarterbacks, and he is right up there with the best,” Corona head varsity football coach Ron Gueringer told Eric-Paul Johnson of The Press-Enterprise in this article following Corona’s season-opening 52-30 win over Arlington. “He’s a Division I quarterback in my mind. Imagine Lamar Jackson in high school, and you have Delaney.”

In addition to UVA, Missouri State, Morgan State and Sam Houston State extended football scholarship offers to Crawford. The two-sport standout has also received major college interest in track. He emerged as one of California’s best high school track athletes this past spring/summer, earning a spot on the MileSplitCA All-State Track and Field First Team for his performance in outdoor track. According to Milesplit, Crawford’s 300 hurdles time of 36.64 seconds was tops in California and fifth in the nation (at the time he posted it, the 36.64 mark was the fastest in the nation) in 2021. He also posted the third fastest 110 hurdles time (14.08 seconds) and ninth fastest 100m time (10.55 seconds) in the state.

EDGE Outlook

Crawford is being recruited by UVA as a dual-threat quarterback. In the highlight package he appears to have the arm strength needed to play major FBS football, though his overall passing abilities are uncertain based on his highlights alone. What’s clear is his pure athleticism and speed. Even if he needs time to develop as a quarterback, Crawford’s outstanding speed – his open-field speed jumps out on his highlights – should help him earn a spot on the field sooner rather than later, as we have seen with Ira Armstread and Jacob Rodriguez.

Virginia Football Recruiting Class Of 2022

Virginia Football’s 2022 Class

– Will Bettridge, Placekicker, 5’11”, 165 pounds, Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 4 kicker in the class of 2022
247Sports ranking: 2-star; No. 3 kicker in the class of 2022; No 247 prospect in Florida in the class of 2022
Other rankings: 5-star, No. 1 underclass placekicker by Kornblue Kicking; 5-star, No. 7 class of 2022 kicker per Kohl’s Kicking

– Stevie Bracey, Linebacker, 6’1”, 215 pounds, The Lovett School (Atlanta, GA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 82 linebacker; No. 70 prospect in Georgia

– Xavier Brown, Running Back/Athlete, 5’11”, 175 pounds, Lexington Christian (Lexington, KY)
Rivals ranking: 3-star all-purpose running back; No. 8 Kentucky
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 85 running back; No. 10 Kentucky

– Joe Brown, Offensive Lineman, 6’3”, 285 pounds, Lone Peak (American Fork, UT)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 36 interior offensive lineman; No. 15 Utah

– Keyshawn Burgos, Defensive End, 6’5”, 235 pounds, Matoaca (Chesterfield, VA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 39 Virginia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 44 edge; No. 26 Virginia

– Delaney Crawford, Quarterback, 6’3″, 180 pounds, Corona (CA)
Rivals ranking: NR
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 99 Quarterback; No. 182 California

– Karson Gay, Tight End, 6’6”, 225 pounds, Boyd Buchanan (Chattanooga, TN)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 32 Tennessee
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 32 tight end; No. 16 Tennessee

– Will Hardy, Defensive Back, 6’2”, 185 pounds, Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 98 Georgia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 77 athlete; No. 84 Georgia

– Anthony Holmes Jr., Defensive Lineman, 6’2”, 275 pounds, Westfield (Houston, TX)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 87 defensive lineman; No. 72 Texas

– Davis Lane, Quarterback, 6’2”, 195 pounds, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 40 Virginia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 56 quarterback; No. 25 Virginia

– Trey McDonald, Linebacker, 6’4”, 225 pounds, Baylor (Chattanooga, TN)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 39 Tennessee
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 129 linebacker; No. 39 Tennessee

– Dominique McKenzie, Wide Receiver, 6’0″, 170 pounds, Pine View (St. George, UT)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 104 wide receiver; No. 12 Utah

– Marcus McKenzie, Defensive Back, 6’0″, 170 pounds, Pine View (St. George, UT)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 88 athlete; No. 18 Utah

– Brody Meadows, Offensive Lineman, 6’7”, 315 pounds, Graham (Bluefield, VA)
Rivals ranking: 4-star; No. 35 offensive tackle; No. 12 Virginia
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 43 offensive tackle; No. 16 Virginia

– Dakota Twitty, Wide Receiver, 6’4”, 215 pounds, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (Mooresboro, N.C.)
Rivals ranking: 3-star; No. 76 wide receiver; No. 13 North Carolina
247Sports ranking: 4-star; No. 44 wide receiver; No. 9 North Carolina

– Sean Wilson, Wide Receiver, 6’5”, 210 pounds, Canarsie (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Rivals ranking: 3-star
247Sports ranking: 3-star; No. 241 wide receiver; No. 10 New York

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    1. Size? Limited resume? That SHSU was interested is a plus (No 1 FCS). Maybe he is “Lamar Jackson in high school”.

  1. Way too many 3 Star Recruits for UVA to begin the turnaround on the not so elite Virginia Tech Hokies !!!

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