Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class got a big boost on Sunday from Lexington’s own Dekel Crowdus.

The 4-star wide receiver chose the hometown Wildcats over 22 other offers, including Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia Tech. On the 247Sports Composite, Crowdus has a score of 0.9085, the highest of UK’s 2021 pledges. The 5-10, 165-pounder is rated the No. 3 recruit in Kentucky, No. 44 wide receiver and No. 246 prospect overall nationally in the class. He was timed running a 4.40-second 40-yard dash in March 2019.

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu evaluated Crowdus in March:

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.

Check out his commitment announcement, with highlights, below: