"Spring has been going good, we have a new coach and everything is going great,"said Caprice. "I've been working on getting bigger, stronger, and faster, and to become a better all around football player."
Edsel Caprice, a 6'2-200 pound rising senior at Cape Coral HS opened some eyes after recording 20 sacks as a junior while playing stand-up DE. He then turned heads at the Nike combine after clocking a 4.45 40 and a 39-inch vertical jump, and with the start of spring football colleges have taken notice.
"Yeah a lot of coaches are coming by every day, and telling me they're interested," said Caprice. "Today Wake Forest, Miami, and FAU came by to talk to me, and Coach Snyder from USF came by and watched me practice for a little bit yesterday."
"USF offered me today, " said Caprice. "I just got off the phone with Coach Snyder from USF, and he said they put the offer in the mail today."
Caprice has been talking with USF defensive coordinator Mark Snyder for several months now, and has been waiting on an offer from the Bulls for some time.
"It means a lot to me," said Caprice. "I've been hoping to get an offer from USF for awhile."
As a junior Caprice was terror on the field, registering 110 tackles, 18 for-a-loss, 20 sacks, and forced seven fumbles, earning First Team All Area, and a class 4A First Team All State selection at DE. He plays defensive end at Cape Coral, but is being projected to slide back to OLB at the next level, the position the Bulls are recruiting him for.
"USF is talking about putting me at linebacker,' said Caprice. "I think what makes me a good player is my speed and the way I use my hands and arms to get off of blocks."
With 6 offers in hand, and plenty of other teams still showing interest, Caprice still wants to see what the spring brings, but said the Bulls offer moves them to the top of his list.
"For now I would say USF is my leader," said Caprice. "But I still want to explore my other options."
The Cape Coral standout has been to USF's junior day and to a Bulls practice this spring, and talks about what puts the Bulls at the top.
"I've visited USF twice already and liked everything I saw, the campus and facilities are all real nice," said Edsel. "I met the coaching staff and really liked them. It's a place I could picture myself at a couple of years from now."
In the classroom Caprice carries a 3.5 GPA, and already took the SAT, getting a 1040 and is already qualified. With Spring evaluation period in full swing and the summer camp circuit about to begin, Caprice plans on being very busy.
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