The legend of Michael Crabtree was formed in Texas, where fans knew the name and college recruiters, for football and basketball, showed up in droves. He chose football, went to Texas Tech and established himself as the best receiver in the nation.
Here in the Bay Area, though, where Crabtree has spent three seasons with the 49ers, many of the locals remain on the edge of their seats.
They're waiting for Crabtree, who has been reasonably productive but rarely spectacular, to be the wide receiver they saw generating so many highlights during two fantastic seasons at Tech.
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