Locust Grove, Ga., running back Caleb Huntley committed to WKU on Friday

Locust Grove, Ga., running back Caleb Huntley committed to WKU on Friday afternoon

The weekend is off to a great start for WKU head coach Jeff Brohm and his staff.  The Hilltoppers received a commitment from three-star running back Caleb Huntley on Friday afternoon.

"Bless to commit Western Kentucky University," he announced via the social media platform Twitter.

Huntley also held scholarship offers from Minnesota, Georgia State, Mercer and Elon, as well as interest from Appalachain State, North Carolina, Miami of Ohio, Chattanooga and others.

"It's been on my mind for awhile," the 5-foot-11, 215-pound back told WKU Insider.  "I like the family atmosphere going on up there and I feel like I can contribute to the team, so that's why I made that my choice."

Huntley has yet to visit The Hill, but that will change soon.

"I'm supposed to take a visit up there either this week or the 16th of July," he said, also adding that another he chose WKU is because of the "closeness of the college campus to my home."

Only a five hour drive from his home to Bowling Green, Huntley's family would be able to attend many of his games.

"My parents can come see me and I wouldn't have to worry about going away to a far away state and not ever seeing my parents, so that played a big part in it, too."

Joining the Hilltoppers high-octance offense is something that excites the newest member of the 2017 recruiting class, who says that he's effective in all phases, "I can run, catch and block."

"I think I can come in and I think it'll fit me well," he said of the offense. "For my size, I'm very fast and physical, so that's something that a lot of people don't think I have. I'd say that I'm an all-around back."

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