Boise State lost their lone 4-star commitment of the 2016 recruiting class on Saturday night after running back Damarea Crockett flipped his pledge to Missouri of the SEC.
— Damarea Crockett #16 (@DamareaCrockett) January 24, 2016
Crockett is the second high-end recruit to flip from Boise State to Missouri following his friend Micah Wilson who made the switch on Thursday night.
Very grateful for Boise State and Coach Harsin, however I have decommitted. I have nothing but respect for the coaches and program.
— Micah Wilson (@micahwilsonqb) January 22, 2016
Crockett’s departure comes after the Boise State football program recently lost their offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz to NC State on January 11th.
Crockett is the second highest rated member of Boise State’s 2016 recruiting class and good friends with fellow 4-star recruit and Arkansas-native John Tate. The back is big, powerful, quick, and fast. He gets in and out of his cuts in space incredible smoothly, and is still light on his feet and shifty in traffic. His power allows him to stiff-arm defenders to the turf while his break-away speed carries him to the end zone when he does. He breaks arm-tackles and can bull-over almost any size linebacker. He doesn’t go down easily and runs through a lot of hits. He is a seasoned receiver and has nimble feet near the sideline. Damarea is sure to carry the ball high and tight but could benefit from learning to carry the ball in his left hand when running with the left sideline as protection.
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