Raleigh (NC) Milbrook OL Caleb High attended NC State's football camp a couple of weeks ago and measured in at 266 pounds. That total was 26 pounds less than when the rising senior checked in less than three months ago at the Shrine Bowl combine held at Eastern Alamance High School.
To say High has been busy this summer would be an understatement and likely the main reason behind the sudden drop in weight. In fact, when Pack Pride caught up with him earlier this week, High was at a week long wrestling camp at Appalachian State. It was just the latest in a string of camps High has attended this summer in an attempt to gain the interest of college coaches.
"I've been to about nine camps," High told Pack Pride. "I went to Georgia, UNC, East Carolina, Duke, South Carolina and a few others."
On film, High is a tenacious blocker with good feet who shows the ability to consistently get to the second level. He is one of the key blockers that has led the way for RB Keith Marshall- one of 2012's top players and a definite candidate for the title of next year's top prospect.
NC State was one of High's nine stops on the camp circuit and he talked with Pack Pride about how he performed.
"I thought I did good," he said. "I felt like I held my own during one on ones and everything else, I thought I had a good day. They measured me at 6-2 ½, 266 (pounds). They said I ran a 5.30-second (40-yard dash) but that seemed kind of slow for me. My shuttle, I ran a 4.55 so my shuttle was real good.
We got to do both offense and defense so I had a chance to work with coach Willis and coach Horton and I liked them both. They're good guys and good coaches. I think it went good and I liked it."
So how is recruiting going and which schools seem interested?
"Right now my only offer is from Western Carolina but a lot of people are interested. South Florida, State, East Carolina, UNC- everyone's interested but no one has dropped an offer yet. The State coaches basically said they'd be in touch. They didn't really give me any details, just that we'd be talking."
So what are High's thoughts on the Wolfpack?
"I like State a lot. I've grown up in Raleigh basically my whole life so I like them. They're close to home. A lot of my friends go there."
Although he didn't name a top five per se, High did have some teams that he likes, with a couple boasting family connections.
"I like South Carolina because my dad and uncle played there," High said. "I like Carolina because my grand father played there. But then, I've always liked State because I grew up here. I've always been around them. I like Georgia a little bit too."
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