Charles Callinan was extremely excited to be at the U.S. Army All-American Combine, but unfortunately he was unable to participate because of the flu. Luckily, the wide receiver out of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep could showcase his talents at the Proving Ground National Combine in Phoenix, Arizona.
"I did a lot of 1-on-1's and ball drills," said Callinan. "I got to really show off my skills because it was on national TV. I really liked playing with guys from all over the country. I had a bunch of good catches and I thought I did really well in the 1-on-1's."
Plenty of schools have been contacting Callinan, but only a few have come to see him.
"Miami, Boston College and West Virginia stopped by recently," said Callinan, who holds an early offer from Rutgers. "I think I'm going to West Virginia's junior day. I like their offense and how they pass a lot. Coach Holgorson is a great guy. We've been able to talk and get to know each other."
West Virginia might have another weapon in their arsenal when it comes to recruiting Callinan.
"Brandon Napoleon is a former teammate and a good friend of mine," he said. "He and his dad tell me about everything and it sounds good. I don't know if they have a leg up. I'm listening to all of my options right now."
Callinan has a few plans for the off-season but is largely undecided about where to visit and which camps or combines to attend.
"I'm not sure yet" said Callinan "I think I'm going to a camp at Rutgers or maybe an NUC camp. Right now I'm working pretty hard at the school and with a few personal trainers."