One of the fastest rising prospects in Alabama is Montgomery Lee’s Antoine Caldwell.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound offensive lineman had drawn scholarship offers from Auburn, Louisville and Southern Miss earlier this summer, and got a long-awaited call from Alabama on Wednesday night.
“The Tide just offered me,” he said. “I’m kind of in shock right now. I was wondering if it was ever going to happen, so I’m really happy about that.
“Coach Connelly and coach Randolph talked to me tonight and told me that they loved my film from the Grissom game. They were real impressed with my feet and the way I stayed with my blocks. After they showed it to coach Shula, he said for them to call me and make sure I knew he wanted me to play for the Crimson Tide.”
Could a commitment be coming?
“I really like them a lot,” said Caldwell, noting that he enjoyed his unofficial visit for the Alabama-Oklahoma game on Saturday. “I’ve always been a fan. But right now I’m trying not to rush into anything just because I’m all excited. I’ll try to take some time and make sure I pick the right school for me.”
Caldwell is a well-rounded student-athlete. In addition to his gridiron success, he also maintains a 3.2 GPA and has scored a 21 on the ACT.