MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Tight end/defensive end prospect Clay Caudill has been looked at as one of the best in the state of Ohio for the 2020 class since his freshman season when he broke into the starting lineup at Mansfield Senior.

Caudill, 6-foot-5, 220-pounds, was in action last Tuesday in a multi-team 7-on-7 tournament at his school and he was one of the top players in attendance, showing why he has so much interest from college coaches.

With several Power Five offers, Caudill has hit the recruiting radar in a big way and his scholarship list should continue to expand going forward. He holds offers from such schools as Kentucky, Michigan State, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

"I took a lot of visits in the spring, but this summer was more about training hard and working with my team," Caudill stated. "The only workout I did was at Ohio State, and I worked with both Coach (Kevin) Wilson and Coach (Larry) Johnson. They are recruiting me for both sides of the ball, and they're not sure where they like me best."

"I have ten offers right now, and a lot of them came quickly," he added. "I know I still have a lot to prove and I'm still working hard on trying to get better."

Even though Caudill stressed that no certain school is leading in his recruitment, he has started the process of forming relationships with a few programs he has already visited.

"I don't have any school above the others and for me it's all about getting to know the coaches and programs better," he explained. "I really like Wisconsin, and especially (assistant coach) Joe Rudolph. He's taught me a lot of things that can really elevate my game. I would love to go to a game there, but it's tough because it's so far from home."

"I also really like Coach (Vince) Okruch, from Rutgers, and we really have a great relationship," he noted. "I really like Michigan State a lot as well, and I think a lot of (assistant coach) Mike Tressel who I think is a great coach. I'm also talking to Coach (Dan) Gerberry from West Virginia, and I will visit there again before my season starts."

"I want to go to games this year at Ohio State and Michigan State, and my dad and I are talking about trying to go East and see games at Maryland and Rutgers if we can," Caudill said. "I want to definitely get to a game at West Virginia as well. I really like that school and they're a top choice for me."

Caudill is hoping to be able to make his college choice at the end of his junior season, so he will be free to concentrate on his senior season without the pressures of recruiting.

"I will definitely be committed before my senior season, without a doubt," he stressed. "It could possibly come next spring, because I want to graduate early as a senior, so it would be good to have everything ready to go."

Caudill is ranked as the No. 14 tight end prospect in the country for 2020 by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.