Calhoun reaches out to SEC

Derik Calhoun has plenty of offers but the El Cerrito, Calif., four-star linebacker is still reaching out to schools and Florida tops that list.
The Gators have not offered yet but Calhoun is hopeful that one could come soon as the 6-foot, 196-pound outside linebacker recently added Miami and Colorado to his list.
"I actually called one of the Florida coaches and I was talking to him and I guess the head coach was just talking about me a couple days ago so I'm supposed to give him a call back to see if they're going to offer," Calhoun said.
The recent offer from the Hurricanes is definitely a big one for Calhoun, one of the top linebackers at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles. He doesn't know too much about the program yet but Miami holds a lot of weight and will be seriously considered in his recruitment.
"There is interest in Miami," Calhoun said. "That's just in general. That's Miami, period. That's The U."
Still, it could be a battle between USC and UCLA for his services.
Recently, it was reported that USC and UCLA were in a dead heat - after the Bruins had the edge earlier in his recruitment.
The four-star linebacker said that's still the case, that UCLA is a little higher on his board than USC but his relationship with USC assistant coach Clay Helton will play a big role in his decision-making process as things continue.
"UCLA is still up there a little bit more," Calhoun said. "I have a great relationship with those guys but with USC I love coach Helton."
In total, Calhoun lists offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Miami, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Washington State.