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DB/WR Caleb reeling in offers

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The offers continue to roll in for Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military wide receiver/defensive back prospect Brandon Caleb as he has picked up new offers from the ACC, Big 12 and Big East.
Caleb now has six offers including his most recent ones from Nebraska, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. Oklahoma and Michigan State offered earlier.
"He's just looking at schools right now, he'll have an idea of who he is interested in May when we'll sit down and look at where we'll go from here," said Fork Union head coach Mickey Sullivan. "He's definitely looking at the ACC, SEC, Florida, Florida State; he just wants to go where he can play. He would like to play early like any kid, but he just is looking to play.
"He's interested in the offers from Georgia, Tech, Virginia Tech and Syracuse and likes the location and the fact that they are in the ACC," he said. "He lives in Richmond right now, but is moving to Atlanta so that's attractive."
With all the offers rolling in, Caleb certainly has the interest of college scouts, but what makes him so good?
"Brandon is a great athlete there's no question about that," Sullivan said. "He's started for us since ninth grade as a linebacker and played running back, slot receiver and split end and he's a great athlete, he triple jumps 46 feet and runs the 300 meter hurdles, and he's very athletic.
What stands out on defense is his aggressiveness and he has great feet."
What position will he play in college?
"Right now, he looks better on defense because our passing game wasn't what we would have liked it to be. He's got great speed and very good hands. He's a very aggressive, tough kid who has good hips and he breaks on the ball very well. He's not afraid of making tackles. He is also a great student with a 3.4 GPA. He's a competitor who wants to be the best there is.
"But I think the recruiters are saying wide receiver or free safety, he could play either, it just depends where he gets a chance to play the quickest. He's played more on defense, but Brandon has the potential to be a great receiver."
This weekend Caleb is headed to the Virginia Tech Nike Camp. Next season Sullivan hopes that Caleb will take on more leadership for the team.
"I hope he does some things as a leader," he said. "He's trying to accept the leadership responsibility and help the other kids get better and I think the true sign of a great athlete is if he makes the players around him better. I'm hoping for that out of Brandon.
As for a commitment, that is still a long ways down the line.
"This is kind of new to me, I've had some good players, but never one with this many offers this early," he said. "We'll probably look at going to camps in May. That is the best idea for someone in his position, to look at as many places as possible this summer so he can make an educated decision for his final commitment."
Last season Caleb hauled in 15 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns, he also posted 55 tackles, 15 for loss, three forced fumbles, four interceptions and two touchdowns on defense as he was named all-league, all-central Virginia and all-state linebacker.
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