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Athlete Focus: Caleb Easterling
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Richmond Hill senior Caleb Easterling.

Caleb Easterling is a rising senior standout athlete for the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats football team. 

Easterling sees time on both sides of the ball for the Wildcats, as he plays defensive back on defense, as well as tailback on offense. 

As a junior, Easterling had over 250 return yards on special teams, three touchdowns on offense, and an interception he returned for a touchdown. His versatility earned him Second Team All-Region in the 1-7A classification. 

“I see my senior year being the best one of my career,” Easterling said. “I see myself making First Team All-Region. As a team, I strongly envision us making a deep playoff run.”

His senior year has not quite started in the classroom yet, but it has on the field, and it is already proving to be his best year, as Easterling has earned two offers already, including a D1 offer from Wofford. 

“It’s been amazing to earn these offers,” Easterling said. “Being able to showcase my talents at the college camps I have attended has been a blessing.

“Additionally, the offers from Wofford and Tuskegee have pushed me to go even harder this summer, so I can get ready for the fall.”

Speaking of the summer, the Wildcats began their summer workouts on June 3, with a mix of weight-room and on field work. 

“I hope I continue to get faster this summer, as well as add more explosiveness,” Easterling said. “We have a great speed and conditioning coach in Coach Taylor, who will help me with that.”

Coach Taylor’s work has already shown up for him, as Easterling has had a top in-game speed of 21.6 mph. 

Speed and abilities are great attributes to have, but Easterling brings much more to the Wildcats than just his on-field talents. 

“I bring a leadership mentality to everything I do,” Easterling said. “I am someone that can lead both vocally, and by example.”

That leadership does not end on the field or with his team, however, as Easterling also leads in the classroom, boasting a 3.8 GPA. 

As the Wildcats continue through their summer, it should be an interesting season with guys like Easterling to help lead the way.

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