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Calloway set to visit USC

Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee four-star defensive tackle Derrick Calloway named a top six of Arkansas, Miami, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and USC prior to the spring. With new attention coming his way over the spring, Calloway says he is still loosely working with the same leaders.
"I am still working with it," Calloway said. "I don't want to say that I just have a top six, because I am not sure that those are the only schools for me, but I am looking at all of those pretty heavily. I like them all a lot."
Calloway's offer list has swelled over the past month and is nearing 20-plus offers these days.
"I don't know the number these days, but I know it is a lot now," Calloway said. "Florida recently offered me. I also have North Carolina and Mississippi State, those are newer ones as well."
In addition to those recent offers, he also claims Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa State, Miami, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCF, USC, and West Virginia.
The 6-foot-1, 310-pound defensive lineman is getting set to hit the road and take a visit this week. It will mark his first visit of the summer.
"I am leaving on Wednesday to go to USC," Calloway said. "At first I was mainly going out to California to see family and stuff, but then I found out USC was having a camp so I have decided to go to the camp."
Calloway, who is a California native, has drawn a great deal of attention from Lane Kiffin and his staff.
"They have been in great contact with my defensive line coach and my quarterback coach," Calloway said. "They have been talking a lot. Monte Kiffin talked to one of my coaches for two hours about me one day."
The Sunshine State prospect says it is unlikely he pledges to the Trojans during his camp visit.
"It is not likely, but we will just have to see," Calloway said. "I probably won't commit that early."
One reason Calloway is unlikely to make a commitment in the immediate future is that he wants to take additional visits.
"I might try to go to Texas to visit Texas Tech and Texas A&M," Calloway said. "I also may visit Miami, USF, and Florida since they are all close."
When it comes time for Calloway to decide, distance and family ties won't play a major role in where he opts to attend college.
"It really doesn't matter to me wherever I go," Calloway said. "I am not set on going anywhere. People ask me about that, but I am fine with going anywhere between California and Florida. I will go wherever is best for me."
As for a decision timeline, Calloway said it will depend on who he is able to visit and when those visits occur.
"I will probably take all my visits before I decide," Calloway said.
As a junior, Calloway recorded 55 tackles and eight sacks while helping to lead Manatee to a Class 7A State Championship.
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