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Four-Star Wide Receiver Returns to Lexington

Tom Loy | 247 Sports

Tom Loy | 247 Sports

One of the most talented wide receivers in America is coming back to the Bluegrass.

Wide receiver Dekel Crowdus has returned to Frederick Douglass High School after spending the fall semester playing for IMG Academy in Florida. The homesick four-star athlete told Rivals’ Dave Lackford he decided to come home after a coaching change at the prep school.

Considered either the first or second-best junior football player in the Commonwealth entering the 2019 season, he departed for IMG just days before Frederick Douglass’ season-opener. The Broncos managed fine without Crowdus, starting 14-0 before falling to Covington Catholic in the state championship.

Rivals ranks Crowdus as the No. 26 wide receiver in America and No. 160 player overall. He’s only behind his teammate, offensive guard Jager Burton, in the statewide rankings. A slot receiver with 4.4 40-yard dash speed, he was one of a dozen underclassmen invited to participate in last summer Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta.

An incredible athlete, you can’t coach speed like that. Kentucky’s coaches gotta be happy he’s back to playing football just down the road. The Wildcats have recruited Crowdus for years, but it should be easier to fend off the likes of Ohio State, Michigan and Tennessee when he is living in Lexington.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

2 Comments for Four-Star Wide Receiver Returns to Lexington



  1. 2Dogs
    2:46 pm December 12, 2019 Permalink

    What kind of stats did he put up at IMG?



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:22 pm December 12, 2019 Permalink

    If he came back because he was homesick I like our chances, but if he came back simply because of the coaching change then it could be anyone’s ball game.