June 24, 2024

Elijah Crawford Switches Commitment from Stanford to BYU

Elijah Crawford, who initially signed with Stanford, has decided to join BYU after being released from his National Letter of Intent (NLI). This decision comes after Brandon Dunson, formerly an assistant coach at Stanford, was hired by BYU. Dunson’s strong reputation as a recruiter is well-known, and his connections with players like Crawford played a significant role in this move. Crawford, originally from New Hampshire, had signed with Stanford while Dunson was still coaching there. Following the dismissal of Stanford’s coaching staff, Dunson moved to BYU, and Crawford announced his commitment to join him in Provo.

Crawford, a 6’1″ combo guard, is known for his scoring ability. He can shoot from distance, create his own shots, and play with the confidence needed to compete in the Big 12 Conference. However, he will need to improve his decision-making and facilitation skills to reach his full potential. The high level of guard play in the Big 12 will challenge him, but BYU’s roster is set up to support his development. Playing alongside experienced guards like Dallin Hall and Dawson Baker will allow Crawford to grow at his own pace, with Hall managing point guard duties and Baker sharing the scoring load.

Former Stanford signee Elijah Crawford flips to BYU

After rescinding his NLI, Crawford received interest from numerous schools, including Louisville, Kentucky, Florida, and Kansas. However, his established relationship with Dunson ultimately led him to choose BYU. During a visit to BYU this past weekend, Crawford decided to commit to the Cougars.

BYU is hopeful that Crawford’s commitment marks the beginning of a successful recruiting period. With four scholarships still available, the team aims to attract additional impactful players to bolster their roster. Crawford’s addition is a significant achievement for the new coaching staff, but they are actively seeking more talent to enhance the team’s competitiveness.

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