Photo Courtesy of Demontae Crumes Twitter Account (@FyFlgTaeTae)
UofL Football Coach Bobby Petrino is recruiting the city of Louisville hard for 2019. He just picked up his first commitment from Butler Traditional High School 3 Star WR Demontae “Tae Tae” Crumes.
The 6’1 165 lbs Crumes chose UofL over an offer from Memphis. Mike Summers was Crumes lead recruiter. Do not let the fact he only has 2 offers fool you; the kid has game.
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Crumes is highly athletic. His highlights show a lot of pretty incredible catches where he high points the ball like Devante Parker once did. The kid can flat-out jump. His leaping ability is quite something.
Crumes’ hands are excellent as he just snatches the ball out of the air. He’s also great at getting positioning on the defender to make sure on post and flag routes that only he will have a play on the ball.
Photo Courtesy of David R. Lutman Courier Journal
Crumes tracks the ball very well through the air. He made quite a few over the shoulder catches with ease while staying in stride. This allowed him to outrun the defense quite often.
And Crumes has speed to burn and nice lateral quickness. He is very fast and constantly blows by defenders. He can also use nifty little moves to avoid press coverage or out maneuver defenders to get open.
Blocking and physical play is not something Crumes fears and in fact he seems to enjoy this aspect of the position. He really looks to hammer guys when he’s blocking. I loved one particular play where he literally comes from 20 yards behind to get in front of and cut off a defender chasing a ball carrier.
His route running was pretty simple and nothing to complex in the offense there at Butler. However, what he did run seemed sharp and I think he will have no issues running routes because of his physicality, his speed, and his lateral quickness.
He returned kicks and his speed obviously made him a dangerous weapon. He returned quite a few kicks to midfield and beyond.
Crumes played some defense at CB and S. Great at playing the ball in the air and not afraid to tackle, but it’s obvious Crumes will be playing WR at UofL.
To me, UofL got in early on Crumes and I think he’s a great get. I have no doubt more offers will roll in for this 2019 prospect. As Bobby Petrino showed with the 2018 class, he wants speed and this commitment continues the trend. Crumes leaping ability, physicality, and great hands are reminiscent of Devante Parker. However, to me, he has much more speed. A strong armed QB is going to love just being able to throw it up and let Crumes go and get it.
Check out Crumes Hudl highlights below and see what you think.