Speed to Burn

Speed to Burn

Devin Crawford-Tufts is fast. So fast he's already won a State title in the 100 meter dash. He will not only take his speed to TCF Bank next year, but will join the Gopher track team as well. Go inside to read about his first meeting with coach Jerry Kill.

How was it to meet coach kill for the first time?
"It was great! I had seen his press conferences and stuff so I was excited to meet him."

What did you do on Friday of you visit?
"First I walked with my mom to the scrimmage that the track team was having so I met all of the track coaches and some of the runners. Then all of the recruits got together and went to Fogo De Chao downtown for dinner. It was crazy."

What was the best think you ate there?
"The top sirloin was my favorite."

What'd you do on Saturday? Try and stay out of the snow?
"Yes we tried but it was kind of hard to stay away from, but we had breakfast at the hotel and talked about the academics part of college and then we went to TCF bank stadium and took a tour. Then we went to the basketball game, after that we went to the complex and took the tour of the weight room and the fields and looked at all of the trophies and that's when I met with coach Kill."

What'd he have to tell you in the meeting?
"He was just telling me that he was still thinking about the coaching staff and everything and he told me how he was excited for the season and how the offense is going to work and stuff like that."

One last thing...What was your favorite part about your visit?
"My favorite part was probably Fogo De Chao, or I also got to meet some of the freshman football players and got to spend some time with them and that was a lot of fun. So both of those parts were the best."

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