VUNSD2012 Caleb
Defensive Line
6'4 | 250


McGavock HS | Nashville, Tenn.
Head Coach: Jay Gore
Selected Vanderbilt over Tennessee, Miss. State, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Boston College and Louisville among others
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Photo Credit: Mike Strasinger
HIGH SCHOOL   Senior captain... Two-year starter at DE for Nashville school... As senior, topped the Raiders with 117 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 10 QB sacks and six forced fumbles for Raiders... Two-time team MVP... All-State recipient as senior; listed on Nashville Tennessean's Dream Team... Posted three sacks at postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held in Texas... Earned defensive MVP honors in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game after setting record with 17 tackles... Finalist for Hume Award, given to Nashville public school's top scholar-athlete.

PERSONAL  Chuckwuemeka Caleb Azubike (A-zoo-bi-K)... Son of Chuck and Nkechi Azubike... Born March 31, 1994 in Nigeria... Dad is private businessman; mom is a nurse... Has two brothers, Onochie and Ifeatu, and two sisters, Adaobi and Chinazor... Family moved to Nashville from England prior to starting ninth grade... Played trumpet in McGavock marching band as freshman... Aspires to become physician.

MCGAVOCK HEAD COACH JAY GORE  "Caleb never played football until his sophomore season. From the end of last year to the end of this year, Caleb made as much improvement as any kid I've ever had.

"Caleb absolutely reinvented himself after his junior season. In addition to getting bigger, his vertical went up and his 40 dropped. He became a totally different player.

"There's no doubt in my mind that Caleb's best football is way ahead of him. He'll make the transition to Vanderbilt because it's a great situation for him. He's going to become very polished, on and off the field."

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