NWCC LB Terry Caldwell Commits to Ole Miss


As National Signing Day approaches, Ole Miss will likely continue to focus on improving three critical areas: offensive linemen, running backs, and linebackers. With veteran linebackers Deterrian Shackelford, Serderius Bryant, and Keith Lewis all playing their final season in Oxford this year, the Rebels will look for fresh faces to fill their void.

Today, Ole Miss added another piece to the puzzle with the commitment of Northwest Community College linebacker Terry Caldwell.

Caldwell, a Wilmington, NC native, was a member of UNC Charlotte’s first-ever recruiting class in 2012 and was a key component of the 49ers defense in 2013. During his sophomore campaign at Northwest, Caldwell compiled 122 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss, and recovered two fumbles.

At 6-1, 225 pounds, Caldwell is characterized for having amazing speed and being an asset in pass coverage. Dave Wommack continues to pursue players who are not always the biggest, but possess the speed necessary to flourish in his defensive scheme.

Despite playing inside linebacker at Northwest, Caldwell will make the move to outside linebacker at Ole Miss. He will probably join Denzel Nkemdiche, another speedy linebacker, on the opposite side of the field to strengthen that position.

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Over the weekend, his stock began to rise after offers from TCU, Texas A&M, and East Carolina. The JUCO standout will join Leo Lewis, the top linebacker recruit in the country according to ESPN, in what is shaping up to be a solid linebacker corps for 2015.