With the departure of Isaiah Mckenzie to the NFL, Kirby Smart was looking for a dynamic kick returner/wide receiver to replace the production of The Human Joystick. Ahkil Crumpton might be the guy. Crumpton will wear McKenzie’s number sixteen jersey. Coach Smart said:
“We combed the country looking for an elite returner. We didn’t feel like we had an elite returner. Really don’t have any experienced returners because we lost two guys. You know Isaiah had done it so long and we weren’t really expecting to lose him. So when that situation arises, you try to fix your roster as fast as you can. I certainly think that Terry Godwin is very capable. He’s got great hands. He’s got some of the best hands and judgment I’ve ever seen on a receiver. I have no concerns about Terry as a possession guy, catching the ball — still to be determined whether he’s an elite returner. We’re going to give him an opportunity to compete for that position. That’s one of the things special teams-wise we’re trying to do different this camp. Probably going to do some live returns to find out on those guys. We can’t test them September 2. We’ve got to find out before then.
But we identified him (Ahkil Crumpton) as a guy that we thought was a really good player. Of course we watched tape on him and thought he really did a good job. He was not going to be eligible for the SEC unless he took a math at his home college out there in California, so he was able to do that. We think he upgrades our roster. He helps us. He’s from Philly, where we’ve got D’Andre Swift and Mark Webb, so both those guys knew him.
Does he remind you of Isaiah? I think that’s hard because we’re just now laying our eyes on him. You know, we really haven’t been able to see him other than tape. So, I would be remiss to say now. I’ve got to wait and see how practice goes and we put the pads on. He’s built similar. Isaiah’s pretty good, by the way.”
THE CRUMPTON PROJECT : The Final Chapter
Isaiah you are forever a #DGD. Hope you have an awesome NFL career! Songs: 1: Holdin’ On (Originally Performed By Flume) (Karaoke Instrumental) 2: DONBOR – Against The Law