Virginia Tech is recruiting Caldwell the hardest.
"It means a lot that they're showing so much interest," he said. "They're in the ACC and they're a big-time program. I also like the coaches and the fan base. I actually visited during the summer for a cookout and it was really nice. My favorite part was walking around the campus and getting a feel for the environment.
"(Defensive line) coach (Charley) Wiles is recruiting me, He's cool and down to earth. He told me could really be an asset to the program if I were to choose Virginia Tech. I also spoke with coach (Justin) Fuente when I visited. He told me I was a big target and they would love to have me. It meant a lot that he took the time to speak with me and I was really impressed with him."
His next visit will likely be to North Carolina.
"They were my first offer, so that made a big impact and they're a school I'm definitely going to seriously consider," said the 6-foot, 180-pound Caldwell. "I've visited before and I'm looking forward to going back. I want to see how they're doing things and how I fit into their offensive system. I like their high-powered offense and all their playmakers.
"I also want to continue to develop a relationship with the coaches. I've been in contact with (defensive line) coach (Tray) Scott and he's a nice guy and I really like him."
Caldwell also mentioned possible upcoming trips to Virginia Tech and Tennessee.
West Forsyth continues their season tonight at Statesville at 7:30 p.m.