USC moving up for Cravens
With defensive role assured, Murrieta, Calif., junior has Trojans safely in top three
Updated: November 28, 2011, 3:37 PM ETBy Erik McKinney | We Are SC
MURRIETA, Calif. -- Su'a Cravens doesn't hesitate to tell people that he is a defensive player. He's going to have a hard time convincing Riverside (Calif.) North of that, however.
Cravens turned his first carry into a 34-yard touchdown then added two more touchdowns of 50 and 29 yards, respectively, on his way to 201 yards on only nine carries in a 58-14 Vista Murrieta win over North on Friday in the CIF-SS Inland Division quarterfinals. The victory sends the Broncos to the semifinals, where they will meet No. 2 seed Upland. Cravens isn't usually called upon as extensively on offense, but head coach Coley Candaele said there is nothing usual about the playoffs, nor Cravens' talent.
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comUpon hearing that USC wants him to play defense full-time, Su'a Cravens moved the Trojans into his top three with Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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