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Three Reasons to be Excited about Demontae Crumes’ Commitment to Kentucky


The Kentucky football team ended an exciting recruiting weekend with an exclamation point.

It all began Friday night, when a pair of talented recruits from the south pledged their allegiance to the Big Blue Nation.  Three-star cornerback Jay Ward, an athlete from Sihiem King’s alma mater of Colquitt County, Georgia, got things rolling.  Shortly after, the Cats picked up an important defensive line commitment from the Mississippi JUCO ranks, Taures Payne, a Hoover High alum who will have two years of eligibility at Kentucky.

Two commits in one night is quite exciting, but the best surprise was saved for Sunday night.  Demontae “TaeTae” Crumes, a wide receiver from Louisville Butler High School, made waves around the city of Louisville by committing to Kentucky.  There are a few reasons why you should be excited to see one of the state’s best athletes in Kentucky blue.

1. A Deep Threat

What was Kentucky’s offense missing last year?  A deep threat at wide receiver.  What will Kentucky have with TaeTae Crumes on the roster?  A deep threat at wide receiver.

The first thing a deep threat must have is top-end speed.  Crumes has that, but there’s another more under-appreciated ability Crumes has in his arsenal that sets him apart from the pack.  When the ball is in mid-flight, TaeTae does a fantastic job of tracking the ball, adjusting his route and attacking the pass at its highest point.  It takes exceptional body control and he makes it look easy before shifting into a second gear and bursting toward the end zone.

Normally you have to go to Florida to find a receiver like TaeTae Crumes.  Vince Marrow just had to make an 80-mile drive on I-64.

2. Stole One from Louisville

Kentucky went into the city of Louisville and plucked one of the city’s most talented athletes from under Bobby Petrino’s nose.  Crumes initially committed to the Cards back in February.  Ten days later, he received a scholarship offer from UK.  It only took two months for Crumes to reopen his recruitment, and two more months for him to commit to Kentucky.

Salty UofL fans will try to make you believe they’re better off without him.  Don’t believe their lies.

3. Momentum in Louisville

Since Mark Stoops tasked Vince Marrow to recruit the Commonwealth, prospects have given rave reviews, but up until this point, their words have not been reinforced with actions.  Crumes’ commitment validates Kentucky’s presence in the city of Louisville.

Kentucky now has a commitment from the state’s ninth-ranked recruit according to the 247 Composite Rankings.  There are four more uncommitted top ten prospects from the state of Kentucky, and the Cats are in pretty good shape with all of them.  If Shawnkel Knight-Goff recommits to UK, don’t be surprised. Kentucky is in a great position with Jared Casey, the four-star linebacker who has been a frequent flyer to Lexington.  J.J. Weaver might be the best of the best and he’s close with TaeTae Crumes.

Mark Stoops brought in the Big Dog to put Kentucky’s best high school football prospects in UK uniforms.  Even though Marrow prefers to roll dice, TaeTae Crumes could be the first of many dominos to fall.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

31 responses to “Three Reasons to be Excited about Demontae Crumes’ Commitment to Kentucky”

  1. My Dixie Wrecked

    Based on this post, you’d think he was much better than the #636 player in the country. I’ll have to trust Stoops deep history of player development.

    1. cats646

      You mean like Benny smell, josh Allen, etc?

    2. My Dixie Wrecked

      Hey cats646…Benny Smell? You mean the guy ranked 82nd in FBS for Yards Per Carry last year? Sounds like he should have been a 5-star.

    3. Alex90

      This isn’t basketball being the #636 player in the country is pretty good. I mean do you think there us that much separation from him and the #100 guy?

    4. Booby Petrino

      no one cares who you trust, you just like to complain.

    5. jaws2

      Oh my God My Dixie, you just committed the ultimate sin on KSR!!!! Making a logical, intelligent statement about football recruiting is NOT allowed here!!!! UKBigBoardASWIPE will be here chastising your ignorance in 5,4,3,2,1………..

    6. UK Big Board Update

      LOL u mad, bitch?

    7. UK Big Board Update

      Once again, jaws2 is here to defend his title as KSR Dumbest Commenter.

    8. RealCatsFan

      And such a clever username too… I bet thirteen year olds all over the commonwealth are envious of your wit.

    9. jaws2

      Nope not mad at BigBlueBlowHard. You started this crap last year, and you’re still a Pricknos*d As*wipe in 2018. ALWAYS sticking that know it all pricknos* of yours into everything you disagree with. Sounds like you’re the mad guy, and can’t help from getting that Pricknose stuck out to far on a daily basis.

    10. cats646

      Jaws, BigBoard, calm down. You both suck.

    11. jaws2

      Interesting that you used the word suck. Must be easy for you.

    12. cats646

      You proved my point by not being able to think of anything better than that. You pathetic child.

    13. jaws2

      Well, you opened your mouth wide first!

    14. cats646

      And stated a fact. Your both ignorant.

    15. ziplock

      I don’t know were you’re seeing Snell is ranked 82nd best rusher. He was actually ranked 25th at 5.1 yards per carry according to the NCAA website. I guess being a Louisville fan you have trouble reading

    16. Greatcatfan

      They have far more trouble counting.

  2. DennyC

    He wouldn’t get on the field with the 4-star WRs Louisville has on their roster. Smart move. Yeah… Stoops player development has shined lately… ZERO NFL draft choices the last TWO YEARS! Smh….

    1. UK Big Board Update

      All that NFL talent at Louisville, and NO TITLES to show for it. Smh…..

    2. DennyC

      Thanks…. #CoachCal

    3. RealCatsFan

      Hell, Louisville had the Heisman winning QB the past two years, and they don’t have shit to show for it.

    4. Bored_Dome

      you realize we had several guys that would have been drafted this year elect to come back to school instead right? but continue only using information that helps prove your point.

    5. DennyC

      Facts hurt son????

    6. cats646

      Denny C mad cause they lost a commit. Ha

    7. Greatcatfan

      At least Cal made it to the championship games. Even won one. All Louisvile went and did was got knocked out of a championship chance by the same coach Denny’s number one “c”ustomer is harping on with their best qb in years.

  3. RealCatsFan

    Hard to tell much from HS competition, but I will say this – the kid has a set of wheels.

  4. StoneColdSaidSo


    1. cats646


  5. BluKudzu

    Is the ten year patience wearing thin with Stoops or the Yahtzee thingee?
    Pretty soon somebody is going to ask why the nations 68th best team has its coach in the top 20 of those compensated.
    It already has been asked by those outside of Kentucky, frequently….
    Hope this year, Stoops earns every dime he is paid.
    Go Cats

    1. Brutal Hustler

      No, it is not. Thank you for asking.

  6. chardun20

    I have a feeling Demontae’s ranking will go up. I think Demontae only played 6 games.