UK football adds one, loses two

Kentucky's football program added a third new player to its roster for the Class of 2013 and dismissed two current ones on Wednesday, continuing its offseason makeover.

UK cornerback Marcus Caffey has been dismissed from the team confirmed with UK football spokesperson Tony Neely that defensive backs Marcus Caffey and Jonathan Reed have been dismissed from the team by new head coach Mark Stoops and will not return.

Stoops also announced 2013 quarterback recruit Reese Phillips has enrolled in classes and will be eligible to practice when the Wildcats open spring camp.

“We’re excited about Reese getting started with us,” Stoops said. “Being able to enroll at mid-year and go through spring practice will greatly help his development.”

Phillips, a three-star pro-style quarterback from Signal Mountain, Tenn., graduated high school early in order to enroll at Kentucky.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder was a two-year all-state performer and had approximately 2,300 passing yards and 24 rushing and passing touchdowns combined to earn all-state honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

He joins junior college defensive end Za'Darius Smith and JuCo tight end Steven Borden as members of the Cats' 2013 recruiting class who have already enrolled at UK.

The dismissals of Caffey and Reed put a dent in Kentucky's depth at cornerback but neither player saw the field in 2012. Caffey was projected to be the Cats' best corner but was declared academically ineligible on the first day of training camp, while Reed redshirted the 2012 season.

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