USA defeated UALR 10-2. Watch Anthony Izzio's postgame interview. http://t.co/9lnJx5hY6k
He was also hearing from Memphis, Bowling Green, UMass, FAU, FIU, Florida A&M, Bethune Cookman & Elon. Florida Atlantic and Florida International had both indicated they would offer.
When asked about his reasons for choosing South Alabama Football, Alves responded, “I committed to USA because I like the area. I can see myself there for the next 4 years. It’s a school that is on the rise. They work extremely hard. Plus, it’s only 8 hours from home. South has been recruiting me since the spring and they offered around the end of April or early May.”
While Caleb hasn’t been on campus yet, he’s excited about his first visit and has researched the area and the school extensively on the internet. He doesn’t plan on visiting any other schools, however if the situation comes up he’s says it will just be for the experience, stating “I’m all Jag. I’m happy to be a Jag.”
Academically, Caleb Alves has a 2.9 gpa and has received an 18 on his ACT (with plans to take it again to score higher). He’d like to study sports medicine or sports business.
When asked about the possibility of playing both Football and Basketball, another sport Alves excels in, on the next level, Caleb replied, “I would definitely love to play both sports in college. I’ve played both all my life. If it’s possible, I would play both.”
Not only does he excel at two sports, as a football player he gets it done on both sides of the football. He sounds like he’d have no problem being a contributor on either side, “The thing I love most about football is making plays. Also, I love to hit people. They say football a contact sport but they’re wrong, it’s a collision sport. I love the game. I am a receiver but I’d love to play db in college. Wherever I’m used to help my team. It doesn’t matter to me.”
Personally, I’m excited about the prospects of a 6’3 athletic wide receiver with a linebacker’s mentality (or a safety with wide receiver ball skills, however it works out).