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Darryl Long heading to the MAC

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats tight end Darryl Long looks like he's found a new school.

According to's Patrick Loney, Long is staying close to home and joining the Akron Zips.

Not long after the Cats kicked off summer camp last month, Long decided he was transferring with UK having great depth at tight end, making it unlikely he would see the field this year.

Originally, Long was projected to be the backup tight end behind starter C.J. Conrad during spring ball, but the emergence of Greg Hart and Justin Rigg have made it very hard for any other tight end to see the field.

One of the top players from Ohio in the 2014 class, Long signed with UK while holding offers from Louisville, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Minnesota among others. After leaving UK, Illinois and Miami (OH) were among the schools to show interest.

Good luck to the former Cat in the MAC.