Caffey considering Kentucky and others

Kentucky added three running backs to it's arsenal in the 2010 recruiting class, but that hasn't stopped the staff from recruiting additional players at the position for 2011. One such player is Marcus Caffey.

Kentucky added three running backs to it's arsenal in the 2010 recruiting class, but that hasn't stopped the staff from recruiting additional players at the position for 2011. One such player is Marcus Caffey.

Kentucky has dipped into Georgia again, in search of a running back or a prospect that can play multiple offensive positions. Marcus Caffey fits that billing to a "t". "Marcus is just so athletic. He's just one of those kids who's athletic. He's a very versatile player. He can play wide receiver, running back and defensive back," said Grady Head Coach Ronnie Melon.

As a junior, Caffey ran for 825 yards and six touchdowns. "He had a pretty good year," said Melon. "He was sharing the ball with two or three other guys," Melon continued.

"He's still improving as a running back. This is his third year. His reading ability and things like that need to get better. But he's a pretty solid player," Melon said.

Caffey is solid enough to hold several offers from SEC schools. Ole Miss was the first to offer, followed by Kentucky. "He's got offers from Kentucky, South Carolina, Arkansas, Minnesota, Maryland and several other people," said Melon. Vanderbilt has also entered the race for Caffey's services as well.

Caffey was supposed to visit Kentucky this spring, but his coach is unsure if he made that visit. "I know he's been to a few places. He said he was supposed to go down there. He was going one weekend, but I didn't confirm that, though," said Melon.

"I think Kentucky is a program on the rise," said Caffey in an interview with Scout's Chad Simmons. "They have been doing well and I think they have a good football program," he continued. "I am very interested in them."

Melon and Caffey's father plan to get together to discuss Marcus's future. "Me and his dad were going to sit down this spring and talk to him about some stuff. Hopefully we'll get that (list) narrowed down some," Melon finished.


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