As the LSU Tigers continued to dominate college football last season, climbing to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 and winning a national championship, they saw more and more success on the recruiting trail. There's no doubt head coach Ed Orgeron was loving life back then, and a new commitment only added to the excitement.
Less than a week after landing the nation's top tight end for 2020, the Tigers secured a commitment from a high school player with perhaps the best name of all time back in October 2019.
It's time for everyone to meet 2022 Green Oaks High School wide receiver Decoldest Crawford.
A little over a month after he blew up social media and went viral for his name, Decoldest ToEvaDoIt Crawford, the 6-foot-1 wide receiver from Shreveport, Louisiana is officially headed to Death Valley after his commitment tweet.
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Although his middle name is not ToEvaDoIt (it's actually Jaun, according to ESPN reporter Tom VanHaaran), it's still an incredible name and exciting pick-up for the Tigers in a couple of years.
Crawford, a three-star recruit, chose LSU after fielding offers from Washington State, Southern Miss and Southern University, according to 247Sports, after a trip to Baton Rouge for the Tigers' win over Auburn the weekend before. He's also received offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas, Ole Miss, Penn State and USC.
"I've always dreamed of playing college football. As I grew up I realized that everything isn't given it has to be earned. Firstly, I would like to thank the man above, my mom, dad, brothers and coaches for preparing me to be successful. I would also like to thank everyone for believing in me and pushing me to be a better man. With that being said, I am finally announcing that I will be 1000% committed to Louisiana State University. #GoTigers"
He joined four-star safety Bryce Anderson in LSU football's 2022 recruiting class at the time. Crawford hails from the same high school as former LSU and current NFL cornerback Tre'Davious White.
Decoldest Crawford Highlights
TOUCHDOWN! Keith ?Boom? Baker to LSU commit Decoldest Crawford! 55 yards!! @_boomtown10 @Yrncold @GeauxPrepsLA @LouisianaHSFB @LSUFBrecruiting #shreveport #louisiana #greenoaks @TakeAwayTre_ pic.twitter.com/StsNtDlSHb
— 318 Sports (@318Sports) September 26, 2020
At 6-foot-1 with good speed, WR Decoldest Crawford already has a promising skill set to play in the SEC and possibly the NFL.
There's no doubt the high school football junior will continue to get better, too. As a sophomore last season, he caught 50 passes for 990 receiving yards and found the end zone eight times in 12 games, according to MaxPreps. He's hoping to beat that touchdown total in a 2020-21 season plagued by the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak.
This post was originally published on October 28, 2019.
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