He experienced that first impression of Seattle last spring. He enjoyed it so much, he committed to the Huskies. It didn’t take long for teammate Connor O’Brien to decide to join him at Washington.
As time has passed, Crane’s commitment to the program has only gotten stronger.
“The fire I have to go play in the Pac-12 is just unbelievable,” said Crane after his in-home visit with offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto in November. “To play for coach [Steve] Sarkisian and Coach Cozzetto, I can’t wait. I’m going to work as hard as I’ve ever worked in my entire life.”
The four-star prospect projects to a center at the Division I level, but Harry Welch, his high school coach, said Crane is capable of playing any of the interior positions on the offensive line.
Known for his strength and physicality, Crane recently participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. His father, Bob, played at USC, but Crane found the right fit with Washington.
One of two commits at the position, Crane is a key piece of the Huskies’ 2013 recruiting class. His talent matches his commitment to the program.