"It felt good," said Caldwell of his day one explosion. "Showing my game off shows that I can play against the best in the country."
While Caldwell played on a high profile AAU team, the Georgia Blazers, he has never quite been in the discussion nationally as one of the truly premier guards in this class. Now he is getting a chance to show that he belongs, and he is excited to have that chance.
"It's been great being here," said Caldwell of being a McDonald's All-American. "I just look forward to keeping my game going and playing better and better."
This season the Georgia Bulldogs went to the NCAA Tournament and finished with over 20 wins. They might have some key players to replace, and head coach Mark Fox targeted Caldwell early on to help fill that void.
Landing Caldwell was a huge recruiting coup for Fox and his staff and really got them rolling in the state of Georgia on the recruiting trail.
While Caldwell knows the importance of his pledge to the program, he just wants to play basketball.
"I am looking forward to getting to Georgia a lot," said Caldwell. "I am just ready to be a Bulldog."
When it comes to being a key recruit for Fox, Caldwell just focuses on playing for the program and not necessarily what his impact means.
"It's great knowing that I am an important recruit for him, but I am just excited to play for him and do great things," explained Caldwell. "He is a great coach."
Caldwell has been showing all week that he belongs in the conversation of the elite guards in the class, he hopes to continue to show it on Wednesday night for the entire country to see.