While Kentucky's recruiting class took a hit this week when Nick Martin chose to go with the Fighting Irish, the class bounced back a little yesterday when news of Marcus Caffey's commitment spread through the fanbase.
Caffey was previously committed to Purdue, after he visited Kentucky last month. Caffey is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back who doubles as a defensive back. He could play either role and be just as effective for Joker Phillips's squad. But that's not all the recruiting news for this week.
Fullback Trayion Durham will be visiting Kentucky this weekend. The 6-foot, 220-pound Cincinnati native is an ideal prospect as a blocking back. He can also run the ball and catch the ball out of the backfield. Durham will be visiting Louisville next weekend, before making his decision.
Jaiari Dunaway is a linebacker prospect from Murfreesboro's Seigel High. Dunaway is a strong side linebacker prospect who's hearing a lot from his hometown squad, Middle Tennessee State and also the Tennessee Volunteers. Dunaway is thought to be a Tennessee lean, but academics may be in question regardless of where Dunaway lands.
As usual, Kentucky is pumping the Georgia pipeline and this weekend is no different with Alvin Dupree on campus. The Wilkinson County High athlete can play multiple positions, tight end, outside linebacker and defensive end. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has offers from Kentucky and Georgia Tech. Dupree will visit the Yellow Jackets before visiting Kentucky – all this weekend. Kentucky appears to be in excellent shape for Dupree's signature.
Aside from those prospects who are visiting to get their first looks at the Wildcat campus, Kentucky is also hosting a slew of committed prospects who will no doubt, try to help persuade the prospects to commit to Kentucky. Glen Faulkner, Eric Dixon, Theltus Cobbins, Demarco Robinson, Christian Coleman, Nile Daniel and Josh Forrest will all be in attendance this weekend.
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