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Keep your eye on Crest over the coming months.
Drew Thurman (1:00 pm)

Name: William Crest
School:  Dunbar (Baltimore, Maryland)
Position: Quarterback
Height/Weight: 6-2/190
Offers: Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Purdue, Rutgers
Rankings: No. 47 2014 Prospect (247Sports), No. 2 Maryland 2014 Prospect (247Sports)

Background:

Baltimore's William Crest is an under-the-radar prospect in the 2014 class, who is starting to get a lot more attention nationally. There's a reason why, too. For starters, he just led Dunbar to the 1A state championship in Maryland last fall as a sophomore. He's also known as a very solid kid. He gets very good grades, and actually served as his school's class president this last year.

On the field, Crest is known more as a pocket quarterback with a big arm and a quick release. While he can run and is definitely mobile, as his film shows, he uses those tools more to move around in the pocket. In fact, he shows a lot of maturity in keeping his eyes down field when feeling pressure, rather than just tucking the ball away and running. He statistics back this up as well, as he threw for over 1,500 yards last season while only running for a little over 200.

Thus far in the recruiting process, Crest has gotten a lot of attention from schools in his surrounding area, as well as a lot of interest from the Buckeyes. Back in May he named Ohio State as his early leader, but he is also very interested in West Virginia, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He's also getting a lot of pressure to attend in-state Maryland, where his former teammate Malik Jones is now a freshman. His recruitment is just really starting to gain momentum and many more SEC and ACC schools could jump in at any moment, especially after impressive performances at the New York City Elite 11 Regional Workout and at the Baltimore Nike Football Training Camp this summer.

As for the Buckeyes, they are looking at a bevy of quarterbacks in the 2014 class including Crest, Kyle Allen (Scottdale, AZ) Caleb Henderson (Burke, VA), Drew Barker (Hebron, KY), DeShone Kizer (Toledo, OH) and Chris Durkin (Youngstown, OH). Of that group, Crest is definitely one of the top guys that have a chance to end up in scarlet and gray. He's in no hurry to make a decision though, and is instead focusing on his upcoming season.

What He's Said:

To Silver Bullet Recruiting:

"I like Urban Meyer, he's a strong minded coach, that really cares about his players. To me, he seems to be a father figure on and off the field. When I visited Ohio State, they made me feel like they wanted me there and wanted me to be part of the family, which is really important to me."

“It’s very rare for a Baltimore guy to go to Maryland,” Jones said. “I’ve been trying to talk to our quarterback, William Crest. I’ve been trying to sway him already. He’s not sure where he’s going to go yet.”

Film Study:
 


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I've been to Michigan State and Ohio State camps, I visited Illinois, got an offer from Purdue, and went to the National Underclassmen Combine.

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Michigan State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, and Northwestern.

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08/01/2013 05:10

It was a good viewing experience from the video posted over here. Great interview and William Crest is a big asset for his team. He has great potentials to be a perfect player and I wish all the best for his future endeavors. Thanks a many.

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