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Promising freshman WR Dekel Crowdus suffers injury, per report

Crowdus was set to have a significant role in his first collegiate season.

Dekel Crowdus


Looks like crisis averted.

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Dekel Crowdus suffered an injury during Thursday’s practice, according to Cats Illustrated manager Justin Rowland. It’s currently unclear how severe the injury is at this time.

Crowdus, one of Kentucky’s top Class of 2021 signees, was ranked as the No. 3 player in Kentucky and the No. 300 overall recruit via 247 Sports Composite. He was also a consensus 4-star recruit who chose Kentucky while holding offers from Ohio State, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, Louisville, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Though he’s a true freshman, Crowdus was expected to play early and often this season. He’d been having a productive fall camp prior to being injured.

Here is Crowdus’ scouting report from 247 Sports’ Allen Trieu, who compared the Kentucky product to NFL star 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.”

We will update this story as more details come out.

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