Profile for 2012 U of M Commit Caleb Stacey

  • Name: Caleb Stacey
  • Position: Offensive Guard
  • Height & Weight: 6’4” 285 lbs.
  • High School: Oak Hills Oaks (OH)
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At The Next Level: “I play left tackle in our system, but I will probably be a guard at the next level. Most of the colleges that have come out to the school tell me I will probably be an inside player in college, and that’s fine with me.”

On The 2012 Class: "I think the 2012 recruiting class speaks for itself right now. It’s an amazing class and I’m very fortunate to be a part of it. I try to follow recruiting as much as possible. Every time we get a new commit I contact them and try to establish a relationship because these will be the guys I’m with for the next five years."

What he’s working on during senior year: “Heading into my senior season there is only one goal on my mind, and that is to take my team to the state playoffs for the first time in school history since joining the GMC conference. Preparing for Michigan right now really isn’t on my mind much because I have another season to play in high school, but I’m definitely trying to get better week by week — whether that be working on footwork, getting stronger in the weight room, or really focusing on fundamental things like hand placement and zone steps.”

ANALYSIS

Sean O’Connell, UMGoBlog.com: "Film is very limited, but Stacey has very good balance and pretty quick feet for a kid his size. he also has some pretty good technique, which is sometimes hard to find in high schoolers. He’ll probably need a red-shirt year, but has a great frame."

Duane Long: “The fastest rising offensive line prospect on my board. He is a natural wide body with great feet. He is technically very sound for a high school player. You don’t see Stacey reaching. He moves his feet. He plays with intensity. Comes off the ball with some pop. Outstanding balance. He plays tackle in high school which will serve him well when he reaches college. Stacey has a nice offer list with Boston College, Illinois and North Carolina State, along with several MAC schools already coming in on him.”

Scouts Inc., ESPN.com: “Stacey demonstrates good playing strength when run blocking and although he plays efficiently as a tackle we feel his size and athleticism are better suited for the offensive guard position at the major level of competition. His frame appears capable of adding additional bulk over time. Playing out of a three point stance we see good hip and ankle flexibility; his balance and agility allow him to play on his feet in space … From the tackle spot we see him set, bend and slide his feet to the edge indicating potential to play out of the box; al areas of hand use will need attention. Stacey does not appear to be an immediate starter at the BCS level of play. Some time and perhaps a red shirt may be necessary to grow physically while adjusting to the move inside.”

Jack Slice, The Wolverine Blog: “He plays with a mean streak and finishes blocks. He’ll have to work on his form coming out his stance, but his technique is fairly solid for a high school kid. I like Stacey’s upside. I think his ceiling is comparable to that of a Ricky Barnum type player, where he spends a couple years on the bench and shows up in the starting lineup as roadpaver with all-conference potential. He’ll likely redshirt and spend one to two years as a backup, but my expectations are relatively high. I look for him to be a rock in the interior of the line in a couple of years.”

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