Texas speedster picks Louisville

Louisville picked up their eighth verbal commitment in the Class of 2008 Thursday afternoon – landing Garland, Texas speedster Jacques Caldwell. Caldwell, along with five-star teammate Chancey Aghayere, are both currently visiting Louisville.

Louisville picked up their eighth verbal commitment in the Class of 2008 Thursday afternoon – landing Garland, Texas speedster Jacques Caldwell.

"I just talked with Jacques and he's committed to Louisville," Garland assistant Jayson Lavender said. "I assumed that would happen when he went up there. Louisville is a great opportunity for him and he was very excited and really happy about his decision when I spoke to him."

Caldwell, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound wide receiver/cornerback/return specialists, is one of the fastest prospects in Texas, blistering the forty in 4.4 seconds. A standout for Garland, Caldwell gained more than 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns on offense as a junior, while making 36 tackles, two interceptions and breaking up 20 passes on defense.

Also a star track performer, Caldwell was named the Dallas/Fort Worth Athlete of the Year as a junior. He runs the 100 meter in 10.55 and the 200 in 21.08.

Caldwell made a visit to Louisville Thursday and committed to the Cardinals while on his visit. Caldwell turned down an offer from Kansas State and was also receiving strong interest from SMU and North Texas.

Also making the trip with Caldwell was Garland teammate Chancey Aghayere, a five-star prospect rated the No. 6 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com. Aghayere has Louisville listed in his Top 6 and plans to announce his college decision in September. He told Scout.com earlier this month that Texas is in the lead.


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