Cats in touch with 2016 Texas DB

A 2016 defensive back from the Lone Star State is starting to see his stock rise, including strong interest from a pair of SEC schools.

Cairo Attaway, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback from Waco (Texas) Midway, is hearing from some major programs after switching positions prior to his junior season.

"I played outside linebacker this past season, but during spring practice, my coaches moved me to cornerback," Attaway said. "During the coaches' evaluation period, they liked how I looked at corner, and that's where all the schools recruiting me want me."

Attaway is still waiting for his first official scholarship offer, but Arkansas and Kentucky are among several schools inviting him to summer camps. After visiting Arkansas for its camp in June, he was invited to camp with Kentucky in July at the Friday Night Blue Lights Camp.

Attaway said Arkansas has been in contact longer because of cornerbacks coach Clay Jennings, who was able to watch him more while at TCU last year.

"I had been talking to Coach Jennings back when he was at TCU," Attaway said." "They've been recruiting me for a few months now. They just sent me another letter right as school ended this past semester."

As for his upcoming visits, he'll camp with Arkansas and UK over the next month, as well as several Texas colleges.

"I just got done with a Baylor camp. I'm going to camp with them on June 26th. I've also got camps in July with SMU, North Texas, UTSA, TCU and Kentucky," he said.

Attaway said he'll unofficially visit UK and Arkansas while camping with them. Of the schools he thought would offer him a scholarship, Atteway is confident UTSA will offer him soon, but Arkansas and Kentucky are the two schools that intrigues him the most.

"Being that they're both in the SEC, Arkansas and Kentucky really intrigue me the most," he said.

Atteway was also recently invited to the National Underclassmen Combine's Ultimate 100 Elite Camp. That camp takes place July 27 at the University of Oklahoma.

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