Kentucky Football Picks Up Commitment from Wide Receiver DeMarcus Sweat

Dan Bodner@KYHoopsBuzzCorrespondent IMay 30, 2011

Head coach Joker Phillips picked up his fourth commitment for 2012 when wide receiver DeMarcus Sweat announced today that he would be enrolling at Kentucky.

Sweat is currently a student at Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a school that has produced three other recruits currently on Kentucky's roster. These players include sophomore tailback Raymond Sanders III, freshman linebacker Jabari Johnson, and redshirt freshman tight end Ronnie Shields.

Sweat is listed at 6'2", 185 lbs., but is currently unranked by most major recruiting websites.

Though lacking in hype, Sweat possesses a ton of speed, clocking in at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He has soft hands and a good deal of straight-line speed, but is a bit lacking in the areas of strength and quickness. 

The coaching staff was impressed by both his speed and catching ability after his appearance at Kentucky's skills camp earlier this week and immediately phoned him with an offer.

Sweat will join fellow 2012 commitments Patrick Towles, Josh Harris, and Thomas Chapman. Chapman, a four-star defensive tackle from Louisville, is the only ranked player in the class according to Rivals.com.

 

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