83  DeMarcus Sweat
DeMarcus Sweat


Lithonia, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 196

Wide Receiver



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Displayed tremendous big-play ability as a true freshman ... Combines speed and the ability to make tacklers miss ... Will be a prime contender for expanded playing time following the departure of three senior receivers ... Was the team's primary kickoff returner last season.

2012 (Freshman): Played in 10 games ... Caught four passes for 84 yards, an average of 21 yards per catch, with two touchdowns ... His first collegiate reception was a short pass against Kent State that he turned into a 56-yard touchdown ... Had a 22-yard TD grab against WKU to send the game to overtime ... Team's primary kickoff returner ... Returned 25 for an average of 20.5 per runback with a long of 51.

High School: Combines good size with explosive ability ... Big-play potential shown by his three punt return touchdowns and three kickoff return touchdowns during his senior season at Stephenson HS in Stone Mountain, Ga. ... Scored 10 total touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged more than 24 yards per reception as a junior ... Has been timed as fast as 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... One of the nation's top-100 wide receivers by ESPN ... One of top-80 prospects in Georgia by ESPN and 24/7 Sports ... Team posted a 9-2 record each of his last two seasons at Stephenson ... Received all-county recognition ... Coached at Stephenson by Ron Gartrell ... Teammate of current UK signee Shawn Blaylock ... Has joined former Stephenson products Jabari Johnson, Raymond Sanders and Ronnie Shields at UK ... Also participated in basketball and the track and field teams ... Basketball team went to the state tournament ... Track events included the 400- and 800-meter runs, three relay events and the triple jump ... Finished eighth in the triple jump and second in the sprint medley relay at the state meet ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Born in Stone Mountain, Ga. ... Son of Cicelie Sweat ... Comes from a family with Kentucky athletic ties ... Cousin of former Wildcat football player Jeremy Jarmon, who has played for the Washington Redskins and is now on the UK football staff ... Also a cousin of former UK basketball player Marquis Estill ... Considering a major in communications.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium