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ACC, SEC among those competing for 2018 RB Marcus Caldwell

CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Marcus Caldwell has established himself as one of the top 2018 prospects in North Carolina and the West Forsyth running back spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment.

"I have offers from TennesseeNorth CarolinaVirginia Tech and East Carolina," Marcus Caldwell said. "Notre DameClemsonMichiganLouisville and Wake Forest are also showing interest."

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.

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