October 11, 2011

Day has five on top

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For Hilliard (Ohio) Darby junior Caleb Day, the recruiting process is really beginning to pick up steam. The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete has carried the momentum from his dominant camp performance at Ohio State over the summer into his junior season, and needless to say, college programs are beginning to take notice.

"I think I'm playing pretty good," said Day of his junior season. "You can never get cocky and you can always play better. I can get stronger, I can play better. I'm just looking forward to helping my team out."

Day has had a chance to lock horns with a couple of Ohio's top senior receivers over the last few weeks in Dublin Jerome product Cameron Wilson and Dublin Coffman's Marcus Davis. Day says that going against those two has provided a good measuring stick for his abilities.

"It's always good to play against other good athletes," he said. "It's good to test your ability and just compete."

On the recruiting front, Day holds a verbal offer from Ohio State and until recently, the Buckeyes were one of just a small handful of teams showing serious interest. That has changed in a big way over the last several weeks as some new schools are beginning to enter the mix.

"I've actually been getting a lot of game invites," Day explained. "I got invites from Louisville, West Virginia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Michigan, there have been actually quite a few schools (showing interest). I have to call but I got invited to the Alabama/LSU game, I think it's November 5th. I really want to go to that game."

Day has been to multiple Ohio State games this season, most recently the Michigan State game two weeks ago.

"It wasn't too much different from the Toledo game," he said, when asked about the atmosphere. "There was a whole bunch of students there and it was a fun crowd, I liked it."

Early on, Day claimed a top two of Ohio State and Florida. While the Buckeyes still sit in great position for Day, some new schools have entered his top group.

"I kind of have a top five right now," he said. "It's Ohio State, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, and Wisconsin."

So far, the only school Day has visited unofficially is Ohio State. That looks to change in the near future as he tentatively plans to be in South Bend in two weeks when Notre Dame hosts USC.

"I'm looking forward to the atmosphere," he said. "I want to see how they treat the recruits and what they do (on the field). I'm just looking forward to experiencing something different."

Day is ranked as the No. 25 prospect in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings and could be a prospect that gets a significant bump when the rankings are updated next week.


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