According to his stepfather Bo Delaney, Head is transferring to a school in the Public League Red-West. Two of his brothers, Jeremy Head (a senior) and Johnny Roland (a freshman) will also be playing in the Red-West next season. Jeremy and Crandall Head both played at Rich South last season.
"All of them are going to be in the city, in the Red-West and at three different schools," Delaney said.
The Public League is currently laboring over a possible realignment that would increase the Red-West to ten schools, which reportedly would be: Marshall, Crane, Farragut, Young, Clark, Perspectives, North Lawndale, Manley, Clemente and possibly ACT Charter.
Crandall Head, an Illinois recruit, is considered one of the top players in the country in the class of 2010. North Lawndale, Young and Marshall are the top possibilities. Word lately has Jeremy heading to Crane.
"This is news to me," Marshall coach Courtney Hargrays said. "I don't know anything about the situation."
According to Delaney, Crandall won't be playing in the Illinois team camp at Moody Bible this weekend. Young, Crane and North Lawndale are all competing in the event.
Recruiting analyst Roy Schmidt says that if Crandall winds up at Marshall, Young or North Lawndale, that team immediately becomes the probable preseason number one.
"All three of those teams are already loaded and he would put them over the top," Schmidt said. "It automatically elevates the quality of play in the Red-West and should help bring things back to the ultra-competitive way it was in the past."