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Join us on WPBK-FM Thursday for UK football, Sevierville (Tenn.) talk

Abule Adabi-Fitzgerald reacted to seeing snow for the first time on his UK visit.

By LARRY VAUGHT

If you want to know more about recent Kentucky football signee Abule Adabi-Fitzgerald, then join myself and Tim Estes on WPBK-FM (102.9, wpbkfm.com) Thursday at 7:30 a.m. when we talk to Steve Fitzgerard, the player’s father.

It was an interesting journey from Nigeria to Florida to Kentucky for Adabi-Fitzgerald, who was adopted by Steve Fitzgerald and his wife. He played only two years of high school football and had just one major college scholarship offer until late his senior season.

He’s also been a star player on the basketball court while playing for his father.

It’s an amazing story about a young man from Nigeria joining an American family that already had six children — and another son it adopted from Nigeria.

 “Abule has tremendous upside, with great length and the ability to set the edge. He’s been through a lot, we’re proud of what he has accomplished and what’s ahead of him,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said.

At about 7:50 a.m., we will have Amanda Marr, Marketing Director at Sevierville (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce, to talk about how the area has recovered from the tragic fire in the Smoky Mountains. She’ll bring us up to date on what to do on visits and what has still been impacted by the fire.

As everyone knows, that area is one of my favorite spots to visit and thanks to Marr for the first time I will be enjoying a stay in a cabin in June with my grandchildren. I cannot wait.

So join us to let her tell you about everything from the Winterfest lights to the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival and more.

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