Tampa receiver says OU is still in the hunt

Tampa, Fla. WR Andre Caldwell talks about his five favorites and Oklahoma's chances to land him

ANDRE CALDWELL, WR, 6'2, 180, 4.39, TAMPA JEFFERSON, FLORIDA:

Purely speaking, Caldwell may be the very best wide receiver in the country. If not the best, Caldwell is certainly in the top ten and quite possible in the top five nationally.

Caldwell goes into this year as a three-year starter after catching 62 passes a year ago for 1,166 yards and 17 touchdowns. As a sophomore Caldwell hauled in 35 passes for 570 yards and eight touchdowns.

"My speed and quickness are two things that set me apart," said Caldwell. "I think my strength and the fact that I am very aggressive off the ball are also big reasons why I seem to beg my way on the field. I love the post-corner route because that is our bread-and-butter play and it is an easy way to lose a cornerback."

Caldwell and his Jefferson teammates participated in a seven-on-seven camp at the University of South Florida and made it to the semi-finals before losing.

Caldwell can bench 265 pounds, squats 400 and he has a 35-inch vertical jump. Caldwell also plays baseball (CF/bats leadoff and hit .325). He also runs the 100M (10.39), 200M (21.5) and he is the anchor on the 4X100 relay team.

Caldwell is being recruiting by the world and estimates that he has at least 25 scholarship offers.

"My top five, in no order, would be Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, LSU and Florida," said Caldwell. "I could leave the state, but the three Florida schools are schools that I grew up around and I know a lot about them.

"I think highly of Oklahoma, because they have a good passing scheme and they have a great coaching staff," continued Caldwell. "I look forward to taking a visit to OU to see what they are all about."

Caldwell is still looking qualify, but is very close to doing so.

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