Kentucky football fans got a nice piece of news over the weekend with the commitment of consensus 4-Star wide receiver Dekel Crowdus.
One thing has been certain about the Kentucky football program under Mark Stoops, and that’s his ability to land some prime recruiting targets who otherwise wouldn’t have looked in the direction of Lexington at all.
Stoops and his staff have done it once again, landing a commitment from 4-Star wide receiver and hometown player Dekel Crowdus out of Frederick Douglass high school.
247 Sports has Crowdus is ranked as the No. 3 player in the state of Kentucky and the No. 44 wide receiver in the nation for the 2021 class. He had offers from 22 Division 1 schools including Louisville, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Crowdus is one of three wide receivers to commit to the 2021 class for Kentucky, but is by far the highest-ranked of the three, and helps move the UK 2021 recruiting class into the top thirty in the nation.
What does this do for the Kentucky football program in 2021?
While Stoops has had a fair number of quality running backs and defensive players make names for themselves at Kentucky, he hasn’t had a lot of breakout wide receivers who can make SEC defenses respect the deep threat. Crowdus is absolutely that guy.
He’s a step on the field starter prospect who can impact the Kentucky offense right away. He’s got solid route-running ability, making hard cuts and double moves regularly, and can also just come off the line at full speed and blow by practically any corner in the league.
However, at just 5’10 and 165 pounds, Crowdus will definitely need some work in the weight room to add some muscle mass and strength to his game.
This is the kind of prospect that can begin turning the tide for a recruiting class, and being in-state, he can also help associate head coach Vince Marrow grab more top recruits for the Wildcats.