Dallas (Ga.) Paulding County athlete Dionte Ruffin was among the impressive group that made the trip to Bowling Green over the weekend for an official visit with Western Kentucky. His time on The Hill made such an impression that the two-way athlete didn't leave before extending his verbal commitment to head coach Mike Sanford.
"My visit went really good and I committed," he told WKU Insider. "I felt the family atmosphere as soon as I got there. I know that I will become a better man after being there for a few years and getting my degree."
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect starred on both sides of the ball for Paulding County, clocking time at wide receiver, cornerback and returning kicks. He may continue using his talents at each spot at WKU.
"They tell me that I can make an impact right away," he said. "They recruited me as an athlete. They said they'll use me in the return game, with a little bit of offense and a little bit of defense."
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Ruffin also considered Western Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Marshall before committing to WKU.
"It was a long, stressful and fun process," he said. "In the end, I enjoyed it, but am glad I'm done now."