There was never really a doubt after he took the MVP at the WashingtonPreps 5 Star Camp this Summer. Caleb Saulo is too big, too fast, and too gifted not to go all the way to the “Bigs”. And today that happened and we again have the breaking news first!
It was a great day for the 6’2″, 220 pound star athlete from Kent, Washington. It started good and ended great and Caleb shared the news with us tonight taking a quick break from his studies.
“Basically I got a phone call today from Coach Mike Riley of the OSU Beavers and he offered me a Full Ride scholarship to come and be a Beaver,” said the pumped up Saulo (pronounced S0-LOW).
This had been in the works for only a few days. The Beavers recently stepped up what had been passive interest over the Summer. And then things happened quickly.
“It started really less then 2 weeks ago. They sent an assistant up to see me and got my transcripts and asked for my film. Everything checked out great. My Coach said he was felling good about the Beavers and I guess he was right,” he added.
So late today he gathered together with his family and his brain-trust and made a decision. This was going to be his shot.
“Tonight I called Coach back and sealed the deal. So I am 100% committed to be a Beaver next season.”
He has been to Corvallis and is familiar with the program. But there is no inside track here or former team mate or cousin or any of that with ties to the team. It was just a sudden aggressive move on behalf of Riley and staff and in our view a great one.