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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Crenshaw deciding between Purdue, track

By Jared Shanker

Solon, Ohio, receiver Khoury Crenshaw has his two finalists: football and track.

The two-sport athlete officially visited Purdue and was offered by the Boilermakers for football this weekend, and now the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Crenshaw will have to decide whether the gridiron is in his future.

“I’m waiting to hear back from the Michigan [track] coach,” Crenshaw said. “I’m believing I’m kind of in there [for a track scholarship] but still want to hear what they have to say.”

This weekend, Crenshaw will visit Ohio State to talk to its track coaches.

Both Michigan and Ohio State would be solely track destinations for Crenshaw, who is a sprinter for Solon High School and runs the relays. Purdue and possibly Iowa -- which is supposed to send a football coach to Solon on Thursday -- are the two schools Crenshaw is considering for football and track.

Purdue asked Crenshaw for a decision by Thursday, he said, but he might not be ready to make a choice without having taken the upcoming visit to Ohio State. It is a decision that could go all the way to signing day.

“I want to figure out if I want to do football and be committed to both football and track,” he said. “I’m talking to some guys who’ve done it in the past. It’ll be a lot.

“ ... I’m leaning toward [track]. I’ve just been thinking and stressing. It’s been a long process.”