Free Read: John Tyler Linebacker Likes SMU

It's called a pipeline. It's when a college program gets in good with a high school and you see multiple players from that high school going to that college. SMU is just about to possibly establish one at John Tyler High School. Come inside to see what Lion linebacker is hoping for an offer from the Mustangs.

It's called a pipeline. It's when a college program gets in good with a high school and you see multiple players from that high school going to that college. SMU is just about to possibly establish one at John Tyler High School.

The Mustangs already have two verbal commitments (WR. Jeremy Johnson and WR. Ricky Collins) from the Lions in the 2010 recruiting class and have many more of their players as targets.

One of those players is junior linebacker Cliff Caldwell. At 5'11 and 225 pounds, Caldwell (4.6 forty) recorded 64 tackles and 5 sacks last season. He recently attended the SMU camp in Kilgore and was one of the players that opened up eyes in linebacker drills.

"Getting an offer from SMU would be awesome. I have been looking into it and I know they have been down a bit, but June Jones is going to turn that program around. I know what he did at Hawaii. If they offered me, I would really have to think about taking the offer," stated Caldwell to PonyStampede.com. "I'm pretty wide open at this point, but I would have to say Oklahoma State is maybe my favorite right now. They have been showing me the most love out of all the schools."

So who else is Caldwell hearing from besides SMU and Oklahoma State?

"I would say Oklahoma State, SMU, SFA, and UTEP are talking to me the most. Florida has been talking with me a little," said the linebacker. "I would say Tulsa is getting close to offering me. I went to their first junior day, but wasn't able to make it to their second one. I was at Oklahoma State."

Caldwell likes the idea of possibly playing with his former teammates at the next level, but every player has to take care of himself first.

"Tradition and early time are what I'm really looking for in a school. I look at myself as a downhill linebacker. I'm just trying to make plays. I'm really versatile. I'm not just a run stopper, but I'm pretty good in pass coverage as well," said the junior. "I was thinking about taking my decision down to signing day, but with all the calls and stuff, I'm thinking of getting it done early. I think that I would like to get it done before the season so I can just focus on playing."

PonyStampede.com will have more on Cliff Caldwell if news becomes available.


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