As summer has finally arrived and colleges fully opening their doors to student/athletes across the country, it is time for prospects to put their best foot forward.
Nearly 14 months have passed by since many of these NCAA college coaches have been able to see athletes live and in person. A long time has passed, and many things have changed.
Because the 2022 class got short-changed twice during this pandemic – last year with no spring, and this year without college coaches watching – this is a very important summer for them as they attempt to get the spotlight shining in their direction.
PLAYER: Jackson Crozier
SCHOOL: Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
SCOUTING: With five football playing boys in the family, you can imagine how the Crozier home has been over the past two decades – with sons playing at St. Thomas Aquinas and moving on to the next level – there was always someone to watch and cheer for.
When the youngest of the group headed off to high school, he of course, went to St. Thomas Aquinas as well, but this time he didn’t follow in Ryan, Gordon, and twins Grayson and Coleman’s footsteps.
Moving over to “rival” Cardinal Gibbons two years ago, he worked hard, grew and matured into one of the most technically-sound offensive linemen in south Florida. It was something that was certainly no surprise if you’ve followed the brothers.
While having two brothers who played on the offensive line, and knowing everything there is to comprehend at this level, the process has been smooth.
As he dedicated himself to getting bigger and stronger, Jackson also learned plenty about the technical side of the position – and that’s why he does so well at camps and showcase events.
Cardinal Gibbons’ head coach Matt Dubuc talked about how devoted and driven Jackson was to getting better and being a team leader.
For those who have never watched him perform need to make it a point to see him. You will be sold – immediately. He has what it takes to be a very good college lineman – and it has not come without sacrifices and dedication.