Consider Calvin Bacon (6'2, 205, 4.65) as another big time quarterback looking hard at the Clemson Tigers. Bacon is quickly becoming a strong recruit on the national scene at quarterback, despite starting only one game last season.
Bacon rushed 17 times for 111 yards and 4 touchdowns in that game, and he also completed 8-of-12 passes for 129 yards with a TD to lead Piedmont High School to a 38-34 win over arch-rival Monroe High School.
And while a lot of schools are looking at him as a signal caller, some might want to reconsider.
"Calvin is a great athlete," notes Piedmont Head Coach Rusty Jester. "I read where all the recruiting experts list him as a quarterback. I've got news for you, Calvin could play at least three different positions at the next level, depending on what he wants to do."
"He has all the tools to play quarterback, and I know he wants to play that position, but he could play safety at the next level with no problem. He could add thirty to forty pounds and play linebacker, which was his primary position for us last season. He is just a great athlete," says Jester.
Bacon led his team in total tackles on a defense that allowed just 154 yards and 9.8 points per game. Coach Jester adds, "Calvin was our best defensive player last season, and we had a great defense."
Bacon also plays basketball for Piedmont, were he averaged 8 points and seven rebounds per game. He also runs track where he excels in the high jump.
Bacon has been hearing from schools all over hte southeast including: Air Force, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech among others.
We will continue to keep you updated on Calvin Bacon, as we receive more information. We'd also like to thank are friends at InsideCarolina for their contributions to this report.
2003 Profile: QB Calvin Bacon
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