Frederick Douglass football standout Dekel Crowdus has committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats as a member of the class of 2021.
Rated as a four-star wideout in every major recruiting ranking service, Crowdus is referred to in many sites as the No. 2 player in the state of Kentucky. Rivals and 247Sports consider the Lexington native as one of the top-50 players at his position in the whole country.
Crowdus’ top-end speed is something Kentucky has lacked at the wide receiver position for years since speedy wideout Jeff Badet last played as a Cat three seasons ago. Kentucky has thrived at getting high quality talent in the trenches, but the addition of Crowdus in this coming class gives them ability to stretch the field.
After the addition of Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen in the class of 2020 and the addition of Crowdus in the coming class, Kentucky has developed a pipeline in the Lexington area that they have lacked in the past when it comes to high-quality talent. Before, they have lost out on key players in the area like Jedrick Wills Jr. and Damien Harris who both went to Alabama and were drafted to play in the NFL.
As Kentucky has seen in the past few weeks some of their own players transferring and rivals like Tennessee snag seven players from the class of 2021 ESPN top 300 players since the last week of April, this commitment is greatly important.
With Crowdus committed, Kentucky stays on a steady rise in recruiting as they have seen success on the field in the past seasons with Mark Stoops. Kentucky can now also use the newly committed Crowdus to help with recruiting other standout wide receivers, as well as 2021 four-star offensive lineman Jager Burton who is his teammate at Frederick Douglass.