Super WR Gets Early UM Offer

The Hurricanes will likely be involved in quite a recruiting battle for this outstanding wide receiver prospect, who talks about the Hurricanes in this interview.

The University of Miami is only four months removed from signing a tremendously talented group of wide receivers, but it didn't take them long to target Tampa Jefferson standout Andre Caldwell.

Caldwell, who I think is one of the state's top five overall prospects, was outstanding at the NIKE Camp at UM in April. At 6-foot-1 and 177, Caldwell had a 40-time of 4.39 and a shuttle run of 4.19.

In addition to his football ability, Caldwell is also a talented center fielder who steals a lot of bases for Jefferson's baseball team. He competed in the state track meet, where he finished 8th in the 100m competition.

Caldwell had a busy month of May talking to college coaches from across the country.

"I've gotten a ton of calls lately," Caldwell said. "Most of the schools that called also sent me scholarship offers in the mail. Florida State, Miami, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Indiana, South Carolina, there has been about 15 total."

Caldwell talked about his early favorites. "I don't really have a favorite school right now," he said. "My top five would be Miami, Florida State, Florida, LSU, and Oklahoma."

Caldwell's older brother – San Diego wide receiver Reche Caldwell – is a former Gator and I asked Caldwell if that would effect his decision. He was quick to deny those talks. "It's all on me," he said. "It's my own decision. It aint about all that."

Caldwell did talk very highly of the Hurricanes.

"They're a really good school," he said. "Miami has lots of tradition, they throw the ball around a lot, and they are contending for the national championship every year. Just before they offered me, I talked to Coach Coker. He said how much they like me and that he'd like me to come down for a visit, and that they'll be watching me closely this season. He's a real nice guy."

Caldwell said he has one major goal on his mind right now. "The first goal is to win the state championship," he said.

The super talented wide receiver does not plan on attending any summer camps. "My brother will be in town this summer and I'll just work out with him," he said.

Personally, I think UM is in good shape with Caldwell. He's the only in-state wide receiver prospect they have offered it seems and it sounds like he's very excited about the opportunity. If UM were to take just one receiver this year, I think he'd be a perfect candidate.

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