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Star QB Crawford announces commitment to Virginia

By Jerry Ratcliffe

uva footballJason Beck has a golden track record when it comes to discovering quarterbacks. Virginia’s quarterbacks coach brought Bryce Perkins and successor Brennan Armstrong to Charlottesville, with both smashing program offensive records over the past four years.

Now, Beck strikes again.

UVA gained a commitment Monday from California high school star quarterback Delaney Crawford for the Class of 2022. Crawford, who is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound, dual-threat QB, announced his commitment on his Twitter account.

Crawford, who stars at Corona H.S. in Corona, is regarded as one of the top high school sprinters in the nation. He owns a 10.5 100 meters, 21.4 200m, and a nation’s best 36.64 in the 300m hurdles.

He hasn’t been rated by the national recruiting services at this point, but Virginia’s offensive staff told Crawford that he reminds them a lot of Perkins, now a third-string QB for the L.A. Rams.

Corona coach Ron Gueringer told Greg Biggins of 247sports-California that he compares Crawford’s playing style to that of former Louisville Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, now terrorizing defenses around the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens.

While he is a speedster, Crawford needs work on his passing game, which he has dedicated time to improving his accuracy.

Crawford has only toured UVA via the virtual route, but plans an official visit on Dec. 9. He plans to sign his national letter of intent on early signing day in December, but will not enroll early because he wants to finish his high school track career.

Beck had been on Crawford’s trail for some time but made the official offer on Nov. 16.

He is the 16th commitment to UVA’s Class of ‘22. Check out his highlights below:

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