Throughout the early nationwide signing interval, the Oregon Geese signed every verbal dedication from what’s more likely to be the highest-rated recruiting class in program historical past.
However Mario Cristobal wasn’t accomplished but.
With Nationwide Signing Day approaching on February third, 2021, the Oregon Geese employees has been laborious at work so as to add to his already spectacular incoming class. A type of prime targets? Byron Cardwell, the nation’s No. 8 working again.
Thursday night, the four-star again introduced he’ll commit on Monday, January twenty fifth by way of his Instagram account from his remaining 4 of Oregon, Auburn, Cal and Texas A&M. The San Diego native dropped USC from his consideration set within the course of.
The 6′, 203-pound working again prospect acquired an Oregon provide on November 30 and determined to not commit throughout the early signing interval. Different faculties have recruited him far longer having supplied him again in April 2020 and Cal providing him on September eighth, 2019.
Nevertheless, Auburn who joins these faculties in his remaining 4, did not provide Caldwell till January thirteenth, 2021 following the rent of Bryan Harsin as head coach.
At The Opening Regional in February 2019, Caldwell ran a 4.69-second 40-yard sprint, a 4.33-second shuttle cone, and had a 29.4 inch vertical.
247Sports ranks Caldwell as a four-star prospect with a composite rating of being the nation’s No. 8 working again and No. 183 general participant with Nationwide Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins projecting him as a Day 3 NFL Draft choose with a participant comparability of Melvin Gordon.
“Reveals off good mixture of dimension, quickness and energy,” wrote Biggins. “Has superb palms out of the backfield and is flexible sufficient to play in all conditions. Has the pace to hit the house run and choose up huge chunks of yards however the power and toughness to run between the tackles and choose up yards after contact. Thick higher physique and elusiveness makes him powerful to convey down within the open area and he catches the ball properly sufficient to play some slot receiver. Initiatives as a influence upper-tier Energy 5 starter and future excessive spherical NFL draft choose.”
If Caldwell chooses Oregon, he would be a part of three-star Seven McGee within the 2021 recruiting class amongst working backs however McGee initiatives extra as a slot receiver reasonably than a three-down working again.
As a sophomore, he carried the ball 221 occasions for 1,096 speeding yards and 13 touchdowns after which adopted it up with a 150-carry, 872-rushing yard and 21-touchdown junior season. He additionally added 42 receptions for 716 yards and 4 touchdowns throughout the 2 seasons, per Max Preps.
You possibly can watch his junior season highlights right here.