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Izayah Cummings reportedly switches from wide receiver to tight end

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The move was needed following the injury to Keaton Upshaw.

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The Kentucky Wildcats had some unfortunate news back on July 20th when it was announced that tight end Keaton Upshaw is out indefinitely after suffering a preseason injury.

This put the tight end room in a difficult position as the remaining depth, aside from Justin Rigg, was inexperienced depth.

Monday morning, Vince Marrow was on the Leach Report when he broke the news that there is now a new player in the tight end room after changing positions.

The Big Dog wouldn’t go into detail about who made the move.

However, Nick Roush of Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting that wide receiver Izayah Cummings is the player switching to tight end.

Cummings spent his time at Louisville Male High School as both a wide receiver and tight end. He specializes in jump balls, but his next best strength in high school was blocking.

At 6-foot-4 and 230-lbs, Cummings is built more like a tight end than a wide receiver. On top of that, new offensive coordinator Liam Coen’s offensive game plan will frequently use multiple tight ends.

This move will not only provide Coen the depth and talent he needs at tight end to run his offense, but it will also present Cummings with a lot more opportunities to see the field this season.

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