The last remaining big in-state prize for the 2020 class is Northwestern WR Ger-Cari Caldwell (6-4 193) . The Shrine Bowl selection and former East Carolina commitment has seen his recruiting profile elevate in recent weeks with offers from USC, Duke, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Baylor, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia, Northwestern and others. The Gamecocks want another receiver in the class following the decommitment of Da’Qon Stewart on January 7th, and they have set their sights on Caldwell.
USC is having a junior day Saturday and Caldwell said he “more than likely” will be there with his mother. He’s also returning for an official visit the last weekend of the month. And Friday he’s expecting USC offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and receivers coach Bryan McClendon to visit him at school and stay over for his basketball game that night.
“We’re just in the process in the moment of getting me up there for an official, setting everything up and just getting everything rolling back with this dead period getting ready to roll over,” Caldwell said. “I’m feeling pretty comfortable with them. We have a strong relationship at this point. I would say we have a pretty strong relationship still. It has gotten better with the consistent texts and things like that. Everything has been going good so far between us.”
Clemson might jump into the race for Caldwell but as of Thursday night he said he had not heard much from the Tigers. He said new receivers coach Tyler Grisham did contact him in the days before the National Championship Game Monday night. An offer from the Tigers would raise his level of interest in them.
“I would try and take a visit up there actually,” Caldwell said.
Caldwell has taken official visits to East Carolina, Wake Forest and Baylor, and the coaching change at Baylor has not affected his interest in the Bears as the receivers coach is still there. Those two remain in the hunt along with Tennessee which could get a visit from him next weekend.
The 247Sports composite rating for Caldwell is 3-star and ranks him #15 in South Carolina’s 2020 class. This season he had 51 catches for 744 yards and 6 touchdowns.