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Dekel Crowdus picks Kentucky! Highlights and scouting report

Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and Michigan are among the schools who’ve offered Crowdus, who has drawn comparisons to NFL star Brandin Cooks

Dekel Crowdus

A Sunday during a pandemic-induced quarantine is a great time to play some Yahtzee.

That is exactly what the Kentucky Football coaching staff is doing today, as four-star wide receiver Dekel Crowdus announced his commitment to play for the Wildcats.

Crowdus is ranked as the No. 3 player in Kentucky and the No. 44 wide receiver in the 2021 class according to the 247 Sports Composite. He’s also a consensus four-star recruit who chose Kentucky over Louisville, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Every crystal ball prediction from 247 Sports came in for Kentucky during the month of April, and the writing has been on the wall that Mark Stoops was in the lead for the Frederick Douglas High School Star. Crowdus spent his junior year in Florida, but is back in Lexington ready to make some noise in his final high school season.

Crowdus is the third wide receiver and the highest ranked player to commit to Kentucky for 2021. He is the type of player that can come in and make an immediate impact, and you have to think Vince Marrow turned up the heat in his recruitment when Crowdus returned to the state of Kentucky.

According to Justin Rowland, this commitment bumps’ Kentucky’s 2021 class to 29th overall at Rivals.

Here is Crowdus’ scouting report from 247 Sports’ Allen Trieu, who compares the Kentucky product to NFL star wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Very lean wideout prospect. Size and skill set project him into the slot. Has high-end speed and explosiveness. Can take short passes and does not need much room to run by defenders after the catch. Also can take the top off a defense and get down the field. Makes cuts and full speed and is good on double moves. Even though he is not a big receiver, he will go get the ball and can make catches in traffic. Must get stronger in college. Fits today’s offenses very well and should be a dangerous playmaker both at receiver and as a return man. Pure speed and skill set will give him a chance to play on Sundays.

Comparison: Brandin Cooks

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