Bowling Green received a huge boost to their 2016 recruiting class to start the weekend. 3-star OL Caleb Bright announced earlier in the week that he would be announcing his collegiate decision Friday afternoon, and he did just that. The incoming senior at Urbandale High School in Iowa announced that he has committed to Bowling Green and becomes the first offensive lineman in its 2016 class.
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Bright is listed as a three-star prospect, a top 100 offensive guard, and top 6 recruit in the state of Iowa for the class of 2016. He chose the Falcons over reported offers from Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Buffalo, and South Dakota. It has also been reported that Bright has received interest from numerous power five conference schools.
Shortly after his announcement, Hustle Belt talked to Bright about his decision.
"I love the offense they run, it's touted as one of fastest in the nation and I'd like to accept that challenge! (I) Prayed about It, and talked it over with family and feel that BG is the perfect fit for me!"
Bright also hopes to "win MAC titles and be the best athlete I can be" during his time at Bowling Green.
The 6-foot-4 275 pound lineman is an absolute bulldozer. Bright will be an offensive force with the Falcons and has the chance to be an anchor on Dino Babers' offensive line. The Falcons are now up to 15 commitments in the 2016 class, while Bright is the first offensive lineman commit.
Look for Bright to play on the interior at the next level, most likely guard. 3-star QB commit, Elijah Cunningham is somewhere smiling as he now has a solid interior lineman to protect him for years to come. One thing is for sure, he definitely is strong enough to do so.
550 lb. PR deadlift with no straps!! pic.twitter.com/WcfQUmHE2d
— Caleb Bright (@calebbright53) July 25, 2015
Excited about Bright's future? Check out his junior highlights courtesy of Hudl: