On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, Upper Moreland senior Caleb Mead signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of New Hampshire. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link: https://solsports.zenfolio.com/p204116204
Caleb Mead – University of New Hampshire (Football)
Major: Undecided but considering Kinesiology/Sports Studies
Final list of colleges: UNH, Delaware, Towson, Villanova, UAlbany
Reasons for choosing UNH: “UNH was the school that showed the most love, they showed that they truly wanted me, and I knew everything was genuine. The coaching staff is great. On my official visit, the players were great, and I’m comfortable there. It’s a beautiful campus, great academics, and it’s a good family tradition.
“Actually, UNH was one of the later schools. They didn’t start talking to me until midseason when I sent them my midseason highlight tape. That’s when they started attacking. The process went pretty fast with them, and maybe a month later, they offered me.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level? “I’ve always wanted to play Division I football. Coming up, I was one of the smaller, skinnier players. Around high school, I started realizing how good I actually was, and I started training, working out every day, doing everything it took to get to that level. At Upper Moreland, it’s never happened for football. I’m actually the first one (to sign a DI NLI). I had ideas of transferring, but I decided to stick to my guns and put in the work here. I couldn’t have left the team. I have been playing with that team since I was young. I couldn’t have left them. I just decided to work twice as hard, and eventually, what I was working for came.”
Coach CJ Szydlik says: “Caleb is a special kid overall not just athletically but even as a person. He’s just a really good kid, the kind of kid that gets it. He shows up to work every single day that he’s there. Honestly, he deserves everything he gets. He’s a hard worker. You have to put in the extra hours, and he did all of that even before he got to the regular season.
“Besides being as fast as he is – there’s a difference between being fast and being football fast. He’s both of those. It’s a little bit a lack of fear, and a determination to score every time he touches the football is a big asset of his. It’s a luxury having a player like Caleb. He was a pleasure to have. He’s a great kid on the field and off.”
Favorite food: Buffalo Wings
Favorite movie: Creed
Favorite music: Meek Mill