Tipton staying patient

Arizona has offered San Jose athlete Calvin Tipton, but he wants to take his time with a decision. Read on to see why, his thoughts on the Wildcats, and more.

San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove 2014 athlete Calvin Tipton is likely to see his offer list increase, but his focus as been elsewhere, as he will be at a different high school next season.

"It's been a hectic last few months," Tipton said. "I changed high schools about a month ago because my mom found a better job and I'm still getting used to everything, but it's been good because I've been working out with the team and I'm getting positive feedback."

While Tipton is still getting used to his new high school, he is completely focused on his studies.

"The thing I'm really concentrating on right now is improving my academics," Tipton said. "Right now, I have a 2.6 G.P.A. and I think that makes some teams a little worried.

"My goal for the next year is to get a 3.0, so that other big-name schools might become interested."

Tipton admits that he is working harder in the classroom before taking a good look at his recruitment.

"Basically, my academics are more important than football to me right now because I would like to be able to decide which school I want to got to," he said.

The safety's grades haven't scared off schools from recruiting him.

"Recently, I've had a lot of coaches that have become interested in me," Tipton said. "I got pulled out of class a bunch lately to talk with various coaches.

"The Arizona coaches have kept in contact with me when they are allowed and they've let me know they like my game and want me to check the place out."

With so many goals to achieve, Tipton doesn't plan on deciding anytime soon.

"I won't decide until after the season," Tipton said. "I think after my senior season, my tape will impress some coaches and probably help me get some more offers.

"The extra time also allows me to work on my academic situation and get everything straightened out on that front."


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