Junior to Watch: Kyle Caldwell
School: Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Position: Defensive End
Size and Speed: Kyle stands 6-foot-3, weighs 255 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds.
Statistics: Kyle accounted for 90 tackles, 13 sacks and had several blocked kicks on special teams.
Honors: Caldwell was selected all-state and all-region as a junior.
Favorite Schools: Kyle has no clear-cut favorites, but he already has nine offers from ASU, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State.
The Skinny: “Kyle flies for a guy his size,” said Saguaro head coach Stuart Goldstein. “We also use him at fullback and some tailback,” added Goldstein. The versatile Mr. Caldwell also handles his team’s long snapping duties. “He’s truly something special,” stated Goldstein.
Goldstein isn’t the only one who thinks Kyle is “something special.”
Caldwell will be as hotly coveted, as his teammate Loren Howard was during the recruiting season of 2001-02. Howard, who signed with Northwestern, had over 50 offers as a senior. It has been noted that every school that offered Howard, will also offer Kyle.
Kyle has a big body with quickness and a bloodhound’s nose for the ball. He is also super tough; another quality not lost all the D1 schools recruiting him. Kyle benches 330 pounds, squats 470 pounds, dead lifts 500 pounds and power cleans 290 pounds.
Caldwell saw action as a freshman on varsity and has started since his sophomore year.
Ryan has the bloodlines; his father Brian was an All-America performer for ASU and played in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
Some sources from the Grand Canyon State feel Ryan is the number one prospect in the state. One thing is for certain; Caldwell will be one of the most sought after players out west this season.
We will definitely keep you informed on Kyle's recruiting progress.