Alabama DB Looking at Clemson

Scott Kennedy has the latest on one of the top defensive back prospects in the state of Alabama in Joel Caldwell. Caldwell says of Clemson, "They have a great fan following."

DB Joel Caldwell
6-1, 175, 4.42
Hoover High School
Hoover, AL

Joel Caldwell is a quick defensive back prospect that has drawn the attention of at least one school already. Vanderbilt has offered Caldwell a scholarship, and it's possible that he could end up joining his older brother Jason with the Commodores.

"Vanderbilt offered me a scholarship after camp," said Caldwell. "I went to Alabama's camp last weekend, and I'm still going to Southern Miss, Auburn, and Georgia for camps this summer."

With a brother in Nashville, is Caldwell ready to name a leader?

"I have a Top 5 of Vanderbilt, Alabama, Clemson, Marshall, and Southern Miss."

What does Caldwell like about each of his favorite schools?

Vanderbilt - I might be able to play early there, and they are recruiting me the hardest.

Alabama - Both of my parents went to Alabama, and they are upgrading their facilities.

Clemson - They have a great fan following.

Marshall - They've been recruiting me hard, and I like the shot at early playing time.

Southern Miss - I've just always liked Southern Miss, and I think I could play early there too.

We will continue to keep you updated on Joel Caldwell, right up through signing day 2005.

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