A recent trip to the doctor's office revealed some big news for Urbandale's Caleb Bright, a class of 2016 guard.
"He told me I'd probably get to around 6-foot-6 or 6-8," said Bright, who's 6-foot-4, 270 pounds. "I'm praying for it."
Bright and Jake Heinrich play right and left guard for the Jayhawks, respectively, and have been dubbed by teammates as the "Twin Towers."
"The (option) offense we run, the tackle is not as tall but faster, so they have to run to the linebacker a lot," Bright said. "Guard suits me real well."
Bright has received questionnaires from Nebraska (as well as a camp invite) as well as Miami and Florida State. Iowa State and Iowa haven't been in touch much but Bright plans to visit Ames this summer for a camp.
Bright will look for a school with a good criminal justice or communications program — his father, Scott, is a state trooper. He's still waiting to hear from his childhood favorite.
"One school in mind I'd love to go to is Penn State," Bright said. "My Dad grew up there and I've been to a lot of football games. I love the whole atmosphere. The fans, the tradition.
"I'm probably going to go to one of their camps."
Having returned from a NIKE Football Training Camp in Chicago that stressed the fundamentals of footwork, Bright is looking to improve his hand technique this offseason (he also throws shot-put and discus in track and field).
"I feel I got better [with my foot movement] so now I'm working on my hands," he said. "Working on that initial punch that I give."
"I'm just getting stronger this summer with the personal trainer, lifting five times a week and working with my teammates to become a better leader."