BTTV: Calhoun Camps at Cal

We take a look at the tape from Friday's camp session as Cal target D.J. Calhoun gets a one-on-one workout from defensive coordinator Andy Buh, and we talk recruiting with the four-star linebacker.



BERKELEY -- Building a fence around your own backyard is paramount in recruiting, which is why the California coaching staff has such a strong interest in El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Calhoun. Though the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder already has an offer from the Bears, he made the trip out to Berkeley on Friday for the first day of Cal's three-day Sonny Dykes Full-Contact Camp, and got quite a bit of one-on-one time with the Bears' defensive coordinator, Andy Buh.

"It was a nice experience," said the four-star defender. "He taught me a lot of new things that I'm going to use throughout this camp."

Calhoun immediately put Buh's instruction into practice during the team portion of the day, showing off his coverage skills, to boot.

"Using the linebacker drills he taught me, I made a few plays," Calhoun said. "On the second play, I picked one and took it to the house. I made a few tackles out here, so it was all good."

Calhoun said that UCLA and USC are recruiting him "really hard," as are the Bears. He also recently pulled down offers from Houston and Colorado to up his total to an even 20.

"Either my bye week or after The Opening is when I'm going to narrow things down," Calhoun said.

At the end of the month, Calhoun and teammates Adarius Pickett and Jalen Harvey -- a Bears commit in attendance on Friday – will take part in the now annual showcase in Beaverton, Ore., and is on the same roster as fellow Cal targets Joe Mixon and Michiah Quick.

"It means that I'm one of the special players who got invited," Calhoun said of the magnitude of the opportunity to play at The Opening. "I was a late invite too, so that means they noticed me. I'm blessed."

Calhoun will be in Berkeley all weekend, participating with both Pickett and Harvey on Saturday and Sunday.

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