Coming attraction: Caleb Day


Coming attraction: Caleb Day

We tracked down 10 high-profile recruits headed to Illinois in 2013. Second up ...

Caleb Day, football, Hilliard, Ohio

What am I going to miss the most about Hilliard? Probably just my friends and family.

What am I going to love the most about Illinois? Right now I’m just loving the atmosphere. I know it’s not in its prime like it will be in the fall, but it’s been treating me really well.

People say I look like ... I’ve heard Cam Newton and Rudy Gay.

People say I play like ... When I was younger, people used to compare me to Teddy Ginn as a receiver.

What’s going to make Illinois fans chant, “Caleb, Caleb?” Hopefully making plays. At first, I just want to get on the field, though.

What am I doing in one year? Hopefully I’ll be the No. 1 safety and studying and working hard to do what the other upperclassmen are doing.

In five years? Hopefully I’m getting ready for some type of combine or already drafted into the NFL.

In 25 years? I wouldn’t mind being either a coach or an athletic director at a school, either high school or college.

At Illinois, I’m going to wear ... No. 7. I was No. 7 in high school, and that’s one of my favorite numbers since pee-wee football. I like to think of it as lucky No. 7.

You might not know that I ... am good with my hands. I can really build stuff, and I’m creative. I can do backflips and handsprings, too.


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