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Calvin getting ready to set trips

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Three-star wide receiver/safety Michael Calvin (6-3, 190, 4.48) from San Lorenzo, Calif., first grabbed the attention of Rivals.com after a stellar performance at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto last May and his stock has been on an upward trend ever since.
If Calvin's first game is any indication on how the rest of the season goes then this young man and his team will have an outstanding season.
"We are off to a good start," Calvin said. "We beat Dublin, Calif., last Friday 29-26."
"I had had six catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns," Calvin said. "We play Hayward (Calif.) Tennyson tonight.
"Tennyson is a running team and if we can shut down the run we should be okay."
On defense against Dublin, Calvin racked up eight tackles and forced a fumble.
On the recruiting trail Calvin has offers from Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, and San Jose State.
"I'm going to set a visit to Oregon for sure," Calvin said. "I'm trying to set visits to UCLA and USC."
"UCLA and USC want to see tape on my first two games of my senior season," Calvin said. "Both schools want to see how much bigger and faster I am since my junior season."
"I like USC because they are a powerful football team and I could see myself playing there," Calvin said. "Same thing with UCLA and both schools are just far enough away from home."
"I'm also setting up a visit to Utah," Calvin said. "I like the fact that Utah throws the ball and I have built up a good relationship with coach Jay Hill. Coach Hill has told me how good his program is so I want to see it for myself."
"I've been to Cal three times already and they want to set up a visit with them even though it is only 20 minutes from house," Calvin said. "They can do stuff on an official visit that they can't do on an unofficial visit."
"Location doesn't really matter to me," Calvin said. "I would be just as happy playing at Cal or farther away from home. Location is not an issue."
As a junior Calvin earned all-area honors as a utility player. He also named second-team all-league on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and a safety.
From his wide receiver position, Calvin caught 27 receptions for 665 yards and 13 touchdowns.
On defense from his free safety spot, Calvin racked up 39 tackles and picked off three passes.
Calvin is the member of the Rivals.com California top 100 team for the class of 2007 landing as the Golden State's No.59 prospect at any position.
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