Andre Caldwell, the Rivals100.com No. 1 rated wide receiver prospect in the country, returned last weekend from his first visit. The 6-foot-2 and 180 pound All-American filled Rivals.com in about his experience and tells us what’s up for him next.
I went on a visit last weekend (12/13) to Southern Cal,” Caldwell, who led Jefferson high school to the 4A State Championship game, said. “I really liked the place and it looks like a program that I could get some early playing time. Mike Williams was my host, and he told me that it doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman or not in terms of playing time.”
Caldwell, who is academically qualified, rated his visit a nine on a scale from one to 10.
What was the highlight of his trip out West?
“The highlight was just hanging out with the coaches and players,” Caldwell said. “They are some people to be around. The coaches are young, and they want me to come in early and play.”
Caldwell’s brother (Reche) is a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers. The Jefferson high school senior admitted his brother might be a factor.
“Being close to by brother is kind of a factor for me,” he said. “I’m real close to him and if I went to Southern Cal, I would be a lot closer.”
The Rivals five-star prospect also has visits set up to Florida (1/10), Miami (1/17), Louisiana Sate (1/24) and Florida State (1/31).
Caldwell is open among all teams he’s considering, but he did admit that Florida and Southern Cal have something that’s attracting him now.
“At Florida and Southern Cal there is early playing time and that stands out,” he said.
In early January, Caldwell will play wide receiver in the National All-Star game at San Antonio.
What are his goals for the game?
“I want to have fun and showcase my talent,” he said.