Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Worked at wide receiver while taking a redshirt year … Recorded a 290-pound bench press, a 330-pound front squat and a 235-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing.
High School: An ESPNU 150 member for Coach Sean O’Hare at Clover Hill High … A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American … A member of the PrepStar Dream Team … A National Underclassmen Combine East Regional Honorable Mention All-America selection … Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … A second-team Group AAA all-state selection at quarterback by the Virginia High School Coaches Association … A first-team All-Met selection at defensive back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Played six different positions … As a quarterback, rushed for 747 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw for 846 yards and seven touchdowns … Season was shortened by a knee injury … A member of the National Underclassmen Combine preseason East Regional Second-Team All-American Team … Passed for 1,343 yards and 20 touchdowns and also picked up 843 yards and scored eight more times with his feet as a junior … Ranked as the No. 52 overall player in the country and the No. 5 “athlete” in the country by PrepStar … Listed as the No. 84 overall prospect in the country, the No. 7 “athlete” in the country and the No. 3 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 2 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 4 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 160 player in the country overall, the No. 21 wide receiver in the country and the No. 4 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 204 overall player in the country and the No. 31 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 83 overall prospect in the country, the No. 9 “athlete” in the country, the No. 10 player in his region and the No. 1 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect in the country and the No. 4 “athlete” in the country by Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.
Personal: Joel Xavier Caleb … Born 2/21/94 in Richmond, VA … Son of Keven Caleb and Annette Bailey … Has three older brothers and an older sister … One older brother, Brandon, played football at Oklahoma … Contemplated major is graphic design or sports management.