football

Sleeper stepping up

Sleeper cornerback Jonathan Calhoun (5-9, 175, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei is having an outstanding senior season and colleges are beginning to take notice.
"Jonathan is getting a little attention from Oregon, Washington, Stanford and Cal," Verbum Dei assistant coach Owen Brown said. "Nevada is also showing him some love, so is Northwestern and Columbia."
"Jonathan is having a big season for us so far," Brown said. "He's been everything we thought he would be and more.
"Jonathan has a five interceptions and nine pass breakups from his cornerback spot," Brown said. "Because of his play a lot coaches were coming by the school for Akeem Ayers and Reggie Dunn, but now they are also asking about Jonathan."
"Jonathan has that great combination of smarts and aggression," Brown said. "He can play both cards. He plays with a lot of aggression, but still plays smart."
"Jonathan wants to play on the D-I level, but academics are very important to him and his family, but he wants to play for a schools with a good academic reputation.
An excellent student carrying a 3.8 GPA and scoring a 1250 SAT it is no wonder that some of the best academic schools in the nation are looking at Calhoun.
As a junior, Calhoun was a second-team all-league selection after racking up 66 tackles and picking off two passes.
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