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Calhoun already holding two offers

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The first two scholarship offers are in hand for one of the nation's top running backs for the class of 2008. That is Van, Texas all-purpose back Jermie Calhoun who has been racking up yards and touchdowns since his freshman year.
The 6-foot, 195-pounder says he's a little bit of everything when asked if he's a speed or power running back. Calhoun says he's gone inside and outside to hit the 1,000 yard mark and 12 touchdowns this year. As for recruiting, that's moving quickly as well with two scholarship offers in hand.
"Yeah, I've got offers from Ole Miss, which came yesterday, and then Kansas State sent me one like two weeks ago," Calhoun said. "Pretty much all of the Big 12 and some Pac-10 schools as well send a ton of mail."
Regardless of all the early attention, Calhoun says that two schools are sitting at the top of his list right now.
"I like Oklahoma and Texas," Calhoun said. "I like Oklahoma's running style and they like to recruit running backs out of Texas for their system. I like Texas because, well, they do it all."
Calhoun says he'd prefer not to stretch out the recruiting process too long. He'd like to have a commitment made at some point after his junior season has concluded.
As for what he's looking for in a school, being close to home is one thing on his list. Starting as a freshman, however, is not a big priority.
"It depends on what the coaches say when I get to college," Calhoun said. "If I have to redshirt, then that's what I've got to do."
Right now, the focus is on the season with some big outings so far.
One was against Rusk and highly touted senior runner Justin Sturns where the talented Van junior broke the 200 yard mark with four scores.
Even though he's already a coveted prospect, Calhoun doesn't want to be lumped into just one category of running back.
"Not to be cocky, but I can do it all," Calhoun said. "I'm all those things. I can go inside, outside, use my speed, or my power."
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