Urbandale (Iowa) offensive lineman Caleb Bright says an offer from nearby Iowa State would change his recruitment, but for now he continues to wait on an evaluation after attending the Cyclones’ recent camp.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman has watched his recruitment heat up since he was extended his first offer in mid-April. In the two months since, Bright has seen his offer list extend to six schools, including Buffalo, Cornell, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota and Stetson.
After Saturday’s camp, Bright is waiting to hear from Iowa State.
“[I] talked to every coach at least once, and they all said I performed well,” Bright said. “I was told by Coach [Shane] Burnham they planned on meeting [Saturday] and will let me know where I stand with ISU.”
Bright has made multiple visits north to visit Ames since last year and attended multiple games last season while keeping in contact with Iowa State along the way.
“I really like Iowa State. The loyalty of the fans through good and bad seasons amazes me. The new end zone is an impressive addition,” Bright said. “They've been continually telling me they wanted me to just come up one time and camp. I will know more after they have their coaches meeting.”
In addition to the six offers, Bright has drawn varying interest from the likes of Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Penn State and Nebraska. He has made visits to many of the schools, but is still evaluating.
“[I’ve] visited three out of my six offers so far,” Bright said. “Each school has its strengths leaving me much to consider.”
Ideally, Bright hopes to make a decision by the start of his senior season.
“My in-state choice of school growing up was the Cardinal and Gold. I can see myself there,” Bright said. “If Iowa State offered it would change the dynamics of what I am considering.”