Shrine Bowl WR Ger-Cari Caldwell (6-4 193) of Northwestern has emerged as the top uncommitted prospect remaining in the state for the 2020 signing class. He’s rated a three-star level prospect and the #15 recruit in the state by the 247Sports composite. A former East Carolina commitment, Caldwell now has offers from the likes of USC, Baylor, Wake Forest, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia and Duke. But three schools have moved to the top of the list.
Caldwell said Monday he has USC, Baylor and Tennessee as his favorites with no individual leader. Gamecock coaches Will Muschamp, Mike Bobo, Bryan McClendon and Bobby Bentley have been in regular contact, and Caldwell said the Gamecocks are pitching him the idea of coming in and being their next big receiver, following in the footsteps of all-time leading receiver Bryan Edwards.
Caldwell has taken official visits to East Carolina, Wake Forest and Baylor. He said the Baylor visit went very well for him and he was impressed with what head coach Matt Rhule had to say to him about how he would be used in his offense.
Caldwell said he will take his official visit to USC the last weekend in January, meaning the Gamecocks will get the final person-to-person visit with him prior to the February signing date. He also plans to set up a visit with Tennessee. He said he would like to announce his commitment soon after his visit to USC, probably before Signing Day, though he could wait as long as February 5th.
This season, Caldwell had 51 catches for 744 yards and 6 touchdowns. Over his career with the Trojans, Caldwell totaled 92 catches for 1305 yards and 9 touchdowns.