Louisville the 'leader' for in-state safety

Paducah Tilghman again has one of the elite football prospects in the state of Kentucky in defensive back Darrius Spivey-Nunn. The Blue Tornado standout has been to Louisville several times and holds the Cardinals high on his list.

Paducah Tilghman defensive back Darrius Spivey-Nunn is still looking for his first college scholarship offer.

But after another visit to the University of Louisville on Saturday, the elite junior from Western Kentucky didn't mind speculating on his leader.

"It would definitely be Louisville at the top if they offer," Spivey-Nunn said. "I really like it there at Louisville and the coaches said they like me also. I am hoping they do offer. I am impressed by them."

Spivey-Nunn, who attended the U of L-Kentucky game last fall, said he spent more time on this visit checking out the facilities and listening to the coaches.

He said he was "very impressed" with Charlie Strong's pitch.

"I really like what he had to say about everything, especially academics," Spivey-Nunn said. "That's big to me. (Strong) was great. It was more than just football.

"I like they are going to make sure you graduate in four years and really get your academics down. Like I said, that's big for me."

Spivey-Nunn said he's also heard from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Missouri and Mississippi State. He will visit WKU for a Junior Day this weekend.

Likely a safety on the college level, Spivey-Nunn totaled 80 tackles, 3 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 9 pass breakups as a junior, earning multiple All-State honors.

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