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Sleeper gets first offer

There is a sleeper wide receiver from the East Bay who is about to make a statement along the recruiting front. Keep an eye on wide receiver/safety Michael Calvin (6-3, 190, 4.48) from San Lorenzo, Calif.
Calvin first created a buzz with an outstanding NIKE Camp at Palo Alto where according to new San Lorenzo coach Jacob Wright, he had the fastest 40-time with 4.49 and the second best vertical with a 39.7 jump.
The word quickly resonated with D-I schools that there was a sleeper who was becoming a prospect to be reckoned with.
Utah was first out of the box with an offer.
Calvin's reputation was further enhanced by opposing coaches who were adamant that he was the best wide receiver in the area.
Every Pac 10 school except Stanford found there way to San Lorenzo this past spring.
"Michael came on late," Wright said. "I only just got the job in May so the word was slow getting out so he's a kind of a sleeper."
"Cal is getting ready to make a move and offer," Wright said. "USC head coach Pete Carroll came by the school a week and a half ago and now Mike will be attending USC's one-day skills camp this weekend."
"I think once Michael catches on, he's going to be the most sought after player in the East Bay," Wright said. "Michael is a great football player and a great young man."
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.
It is going to be an interesting recruiting season here on in for Calvin.
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