Florida hosted a lone official visitor for its 34-3 victory over Tennessee, but it proved to be a fruitful trip across the world. Jeremy Crawshaw, arrived in Gainesville from Sydney, New Wales, Australia, on Thursday for his official visit, and the visit was enough to convince the Sydney ProKick punter to commit to the Gators and coach Dan Mullen.
“Absolutely proud to announce, I’ve accepted a full scholarship to study and play football at the University of Florida!!,” Crawshaw wrote on his Twitter account. “Big thanks to @ProKickAus, @JohnnyPKA, and Dave T and Conquest Athletics for all their hard work!! Can’t wait to get cracking in January. Go Gators!!”
As Crawshaw’s post indicates, he’s expected to enroll early at Florida in time for the spring semester. With senior Tommy Townsend set to graduate after the season, and former walk-on Jacob Finn set to complete his UF career within the year, the Gators had a void to fill at special teams. With Crawshaw’s commitment coming just after a dominant win over the Vols, the Gators handled business in more ways than one this weekend.
“Florida as you have seen I am sure, they are in the Top 10 for both academics and in sports in the country,” Crawshaw told Blake Alderman of 247Sports after his official visit. “That is amazing, and it’s pretty cool, especially when you consider the completion level of football they are playing. It’s just off the charts. That is just crazy.”