Callahan Bright (6-foot-4, 320 pounds, 4.9-second 40-yard dash) has offers from Miami, Kentucky, Pitt, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida State, Purdue, LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. Virginia leads a group of other teams that are sending letters but have not made an offer yet.
Bright's favorite team growing up was Miami, but that does not necessarily give them the edge. "All of my offers are from good programs," he said. "I would like to play in warm weather though."
The Harriton Senior High School star (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) stays busy the entire school year. Besides football, he throws the shot put on the track and field team, plays lacrosse and he also wrestles. Bright also carries a 2.8 grade-point average. Due to school, Bright does not plan on attending any junior days, but will participate in the Nike camp at Virginia and a summer camp at Texas A&M.
Bright, who could play defensive tackle or offensive line in college, will wait until signing day before he makes his announcement. "Like I said earlier, I'm going to wait, focus on this season and continue to work hard in the weight room," he said. He currently sports a chart topping 375-pound bench press and a 650-pound squat max.
The possibility of leaving Pennsylvania for college does not worry Bright. "I feel that I should go my own way and make a name for myself in the college football world," he said. "Right now grades and school have my undivided attention, and the football stuff will take care of itself."
Bright said he wants to play as a true freshman, "but I'm willing to redshirt. I feel that if I'm competing for the spot may the best man win, but when it is all said and done if the need for me is to redshirt, then I will do what is best for the team."