Cornerback Jonathan Calhoun (5-9, 165, 4.5) is the next player from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei to get on the recruiting map.
An excellent student carrying a 3.8 GPA and scoring a 1250 SAT it is no wonder that some of the best academic schools in the nation are looking at Calhoun.
A partial list of colleges looking at Calhoun are UCLA, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, UC-Davis, Nevada and San Diego State.
As a junior, Calhoun was a second-team all-league selection after racking up 66 tackles and picking off two passes.
Calhoun has a great work ethic and had an outstanding work ethic honing his abilities at UCLA's one day camp and the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp
Calhoun impressed at both with his lockdown cover skills.
The scouting report on Calhoun is he's a very smart football who makes the right decision. You can count on him to do the right thing and make the right play. He's very poised and will make plays during crunch time.
"Jonathan had a great off-season," Verbum Dei assistant coach Owen Brown said. "The loss in the playoffs left a bad taste in Jonathan's mouth and he went right back to work with no letup after the season. He's a smart kid and has taken a leadership role because of his passion to become better."
"Jonathan is going to be a great player for us, you can take that to the bank," Brown said. "He's going to open up some eyes."
"Jonathan has put in the work and he is going to open up some eyes this fall," Brown said. "He's a great young man and a pleasure to coach. He picks up things easily and then applies what he was taught.
"Whoever offers Jonathan early will be ahead of the game," Brown said. "By mid-season everyone will know about him.