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Another Stephenson High player commits to the SEC

Posted on: May 31, 2011 8:45 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Stone Mountain (Ga.) is quite the football town and Stephenson High is quite the high school. DeMarcus Sweat is a talented wide receiver on the team and his commitment to Kentucky on Sunday gives the high school a whopping seven FBS commitments, five of which are to SEC programs.

“I told Coach (Joker) Phillips that I wanted to be a Wildcat," Sweat told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I said I really wanted to talk to my parents first about it, but wanted to go ahead and commit because I didn’t want to lose that spot if another wide receiver committed. Coach Phillips was great about it. He said ‘I know what you’re thinking. Don’t worry about it. We got your scholarship. We’ll hold your spot. Talk to your parents and call me back later.'"

The Wildcats of course held a spot for the 6-foot-2, 190 pound Sweat. He made his commitment shortly after going through the school's camp in Lexington and felt very comfortable on the field he soon will be playing college football on.

"(The camp) went very well," Sweat told "I got shown so much love; that's back home where I'm from. And when I went up there I was shown so much love that I just followed through with my play on the field."

Sweat is the fourth commitment for Kentucky's class of 2012 and first wide receiver in the group. He's also one of an expected 17 players who could sign with a FBS school to play for Stephenson.

Sweat picked Kentucky over Indiana and Florida International among others.
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