Decoldest Crawford on radio: Husker receiver coach Joseph ‘gonna keep it real with you’ | national


Because he hails from Louisiana, it seems almost obligatory to ask recent Nebraska football signing Decoldest Crawford about the weather in his new surroundings.

He visited Lincoln over the weekend – for the first time, mind you – as the temperature plummeted to the teens.

And yes, it snowed a little.

“You know, it’s a different environment – snowy,” the 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver said during an interview aired Tuesday on the Husker Sports Nightly radio show. “It’s a little hot in Louisiana. Then when I come down here it’s snow. You just have to adapt to the temperature.”

“I really like the snow. I came to Nebraska and I want to play in the snow,” he added.

Crawford, a native of Shreveport, La., was initially attached to LSU but changed his mind last month when Nebraska hired Mickey Joseph as receivers coach. Joseph had spent over three years recruiting Crawford to attend LSU.

Joseph, 53, is a former Nebraska option quarterback.

“He’s a hands-on coach,” said Crawford, a three-star prospect who will return to Lincoln for good in May. “He’s going to stay real with you. No matter the circumstances, he’s going to tell you the truth, and he’s going to throw you out there at an early age and let you make plays.”

Crawford, of course, is well aware of Joseph’s history in grooming top receivers, including former LSU stars Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Both were first-round NFL picks, Chase in 2021 by the Bengals and Jefferson in 2020 by the Vikings.

“Just knowing that (Joseph) coached these two guys for three to four years, I feel like he can coach me and other people in the host corps and make us better, just like them,” Crawford said.

Although he didn’t play a down for Nebraska, Crawford received his share of attention from Nebraska fans. He noted that since announcing his commitment to Nebraska on Dec. 17, his Twitter following has grown from about 7,000 to some 17,000.

He said he looked forward to “putting on a show” in front of more than 80,000 fans on game Saturdays.

At this point, we may bury the head. His first name was an idea of ​​his mother.

“I come from a big family of footballers,” Decoldest said. “I am the youngest child, so my mother named me the most decooled of all my older siblings.”

Crawford seems ready to make a name for himself or Following of a name for himself – and do it in the cold.


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