Currently Wade Hampton sits atop the Region 2-AAA region standings. Coach Daryl Nance has his team playing at a high level and while his squad has talent across the board, the Generals "go" because of standout 2008 PG Adrian Caldwell. The 5'10 floor general runs the show and has done a fantastic job thus far in his senior campaign. Schools from the region have been showing him interest as he's getting it done on the hardwood and in the classroom. You see we speak to and interview a lot of prospects each and every week and honestly we can't recall a student-athlete with a higher GPA than Caldwell's. He filled us in on what schools have been showing interest and after talking to him it's quite possible that more academic powerhouses may want to jump in the recruiting scramble for his commitment.
"I'm hearing the most from Furman, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern, and Wofford. Out of those schools Furman is probably coming after me the hardest."
Asked if he had any offers on the table yet he replied, "No sir, not yet. I am supposed to be getting an offer from Furman soon. If I had to list my three favorites at this point I'd say it's Furman, Presbyterian, and Gardner-Webb."
Averaging 18 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds per contest Caldwell also affectionately known as "Scoot" by his schoolmates and friends has put together a senior season that has the makings of a great finish as the Generals head towards playoff play. He could average more points but Caldwell understands his role as the leader for his team and gets everyone else involved. If a bucket is needed then the senior is capable of going out and coming up with the clutch basket for the Generals.
Asked to recall his best performance this year he recalled a tough game against fellow AAA powers and crosstown rivals J.L. Mann. "This year against J.L. Mann at home was probably my most memorable game. I had 24 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds. We won and that game moved us to number 1 in the region." Caldwell has scored more points and put up bigger numbers but it's the mentality that he savors that game due to the fact that it helped vault his team into 1st place in the region that makes him such a rarity in the recruiting world. With good grades, no, superb grades and an unselfish attitude in only wanting to help his team become better and win as many games as possible is something that colleges should take note of when considering Caldwell.
One legendary retired South Carolina high school coach had this to say about Caldwell, "Scoot can flat out play. He's probably not getting the looks he deserves but I feel like he'd be a good fit at some of big time academic schools who are looking for a talented point guard. He's one of the brightest kids to come through the area in a while and he's a winner in all aspects."
Caldwell has already figured out what factors will be most important for him when choosing a college destination. "The school will have to have very good academics, a good basketball team, and being not too far from home wouldn't hurt." He's unsure as to when he may make a final decision as he awaits that first official offer.
SCPrepNation.com will continue to keep you updated with Adrian "Scoot" Caldwell as his recruitment and season continues on so keep it locked right here for the very best coverage of South Carolina high school recruiting.
A Closer Look At...Adrian Caldwell
3 favorite music artists: Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, T.I.
Favorite movie: Friday After Next
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite subject in school: Math
avorite basketball player: Carmelo Anthony
If you enjoyed this FREE premium recruiting update and would like to see all of our premium content then sign up today for a SCPrepNation.com Total Access Pass. For just $6.95 per month (that's less than 25 cents per day) you'll receive all the latest in regards to recruiting and team coverage when it comes to the top prep athletes in South Carolina. With your TAP you'll get access to our recruiting videos, access to our premium message boards, and all the latest scoop regarding the top players in the state and their recruitment.
For those seeking an even better deal sign up for an annual SCPrepNation.com Total Access Pass. For just $59.95 (a 28% discount) you'll receive a year's worth of access plus a free subscription to Sports Illustrated magazine (includes the swimsuit issue). You'll also receive access to our recruiting videos, both Scout.com Fall & Spring Recruiting Guides directly to your door, and a $15 gift certificate to WhatIfSports.com. Annual TAP members also get the chance to request and vote on the stories they want to see featured on our site from time to time. We're practically giving you a free subscription when you sign up for this offer!
SCPrepNation.com will continue to bring you the very best recruiting coverage in the state as we continue to bring you the best and most content available. Sign up today and see why college coaches from across the nation have made SCPrepNation.com their #1 source to find out the latest and best concerning the top players in the Palmetto State. Not only are college coaches coming on board but SC student-athletes and fans alike are visiting the site daily to find out the very latest and best in recruiting coverage. Give us a try today with a 7-day free trial offer!