Frederick Douglass superstar and major Kentucky target Dekel Crowdus is reportedly leaving the state of Kentucky to finish out his high school career.
According to Brian Milam of WKYT, the four-star wide receiver in the class of 2021 is set to transfer to IMG Academy in Florida to “continue his academic and athletic prep career.”
Douglass football star Dekel Crowdus is leaving Lexington and will transfer to IMG Academy to continue his academic and athletic prep career. Crowdus, Class of 2020, has offers from UK, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State and others. Terrible timing for Douglass…
— Brian Milam (@brianwkyt) August 23, 2019
Crowdus, the 247Sports Composite No. 188 overall prospect in the class of 2021 and the No. 1 player in the state of Kentucky, currently holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Penn State, among several others.
The timing of this news is interesting, to say the least, especially considering the fact that Frederick Douglass has a game this evening at 7:30 p.m. against Bryan Station.
On Kentucky’s end of things, this obviously stings for recruiting purposes, as they will no longer have one of their top wide receiver prospects in the class of 2021 right down the street from them. Instead of jumping in the car and driving down the road ten minutes to watch him play and/or visit him at school, they’ll have to fly down to Bradenton, FL on a regular basis if they really want him.
On Crowdus’ side, it’s fairly evident that his ties to Kentucky are slim-to-none at this point, certainly hurting UK’s chances of landing him. There have been rumblings that the now-former in-state star was dreaming big with his offers and hoped to ultimately land at one of the nation’s elite, and this move certainly seems to indicate there is a bit of truth to that.
Crowdus confirms he’s leaving the Commonwealth.
— Dekel(THE FLASH??)Crowdus (@CrowdusDekel) August 23, 2019