4-Star DE has great trip to Oregon.

Kyle Caldwell, a 6-4, 255 pound defensive lineman from Saguaro (Ariz.) took his first official visit of the year to Oregon this past weekend and came home raving about his time in Eugene. Theinsiders.com rates Caldwell four stars and ranks him the No. 10 defensive end nationally.

Caldwell is an elite prospect and one of the nation's top 100 players. He plays all over the defensive line but is being recruited strictly as a defensive end, the position he prefers and wants to play at the next level.

The All-American lineman had nothing but good things to say about his official visit to Oregon.

"It was great, I had an unbelievable time," Caldwell said. "The players and coaches really made the trip for me. I was so comfortable with them and got along so well with everyone. I flew up after my game Friday night and then Saturday, I ate breakfast with the team and headed to their game with Washington.

"It was great game, I was hoping Oregon would win obviously but I still enjoyed being there. The crowd support was great and they stayed in it until the end. It rained a lot but I didn't mind it, I actually like cold weather so it wasn't a problem for me.

"After the game, I went out with my host and we took a city tour. I had fun with the players and really bonded with them. They took me in like I was one of their own, that was really cool. Sunday we toured the campus and saw the facilities, which were great. I just had a great time on the visit, it was a fun experience."

Caldwell will take his next trip to the hometown school, the Arizona State Sun Devils on (Dec. 6). Both his parents went to ASU and his father even played football there.

"I get asked a lot if they're pressuring me to go there," Caldwell said. "To be honest, I haven't at all. They've told me they're fine with me going to any of the schools I'm looking at and just want me to do what is best for me."

Caldwell will then trip to Nebraska (Dec. 13) and UCLA (Jan. 10). He wants to take all five visits but said he's not sure who will get the last trip. He did name Washington and Penn State as a couple of options but added he's really open for that last visit.

On the year, Saguaro is currently 8-2 heading in to the playoffs where they're seeded third in their division. Caldwell has 112 tackles and 15 sacks on the season.

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