Clay-Chalkville’s speedy sophomore wide receiver, Mario Craver felt like he belonged in Tuscaloosa during his visit to the University of Alabama Saturday to watch the Crimson Tide’s spring game.
Craver currently holds 13 D1 offers after he helped the Cougars win the 2021 Alabama 6A State Championship. The Crimson Tide offered Craver in January when he visited for Junior Day. The 2024 recruit’s first trip to Alabama since picking up an offer from the Tide was a success.
“It was a good visit, and it feels like home now,” Craver told Touchdown Alabama.
Craver’s remarks come after he expressed Alabama was the top program he visited earlier this year.
“Alabama is by far the best program I have been to,” Craver said after picking up an offer from the Tide in January. “It seems like they take better care of their players than they do themselves. The facilities were definitely top-notch as well.”
A few young wide receivers shined during Alabama football’s spring game while Craver was in attendance. Christian Leary, a sophomore wide receiver for the Tide, put up an impressive performance by pulling in five receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown. Fellow sophomore wide receiver, JoJo Earle led the Crimson team wide receivers with four receptions for 51 yards.
With the Crimson Tide searching for answers at the wide receiver position heading into next season, Craver can see himself making plays for the Crimson Tide in the future.
“I think I will be a great fit,” said Craver. “I do not see a dynamic receiver like they have had over the past few years, and I think I can come in and be that player.”
I was blown away by 2024 WR, Mario Craver @MarioCraver at the Under Armour Camp today.
Kid has elite speed and can create some separation.
— Justin Smith (@Jdsmith31Smith) February 28, 2022
Craver is listed at 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds. He pulled in 46 receptions for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. The Alabama target is one of the fastest wide receivers in the 2024 recruiting class, and he is a dangerous wide receiver before and after the catch with his superb route-running skills and acceleration.
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Alabama will make recruiting in-state a major part of its recruiting efforts in the 2024 recruiting cycle, and Craver will be one of their top overall targets in the cycle.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith