Semper Fi: Tere' Calloway

Seattle (Wash.) Prep defensive back Tere' Calloway talks Semper-Fidelis Bowl and the latest on his recruitment, including top three and timeline...

Seattle (Wash.) Prep defensive back Tere Calloway is in Southern California for this year's Semper Fidelis Bowl, where he is playing with the West team.

"It's a great feeling playing at an All-American Game. It's something that I have been dreaming about since I was a little kid. I get the chance to play with talented defensive backs, get to compete. We all want to make each other better.

"I think it's been going well, especially for the defense. We only have a few different coverages, and we've been getting after it, have been really intense, so I think we are meshing really well," he said.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect is looking forward to contributing to the team's offense this week to finish his high school career with a win.

"I'm a very hard hitter. I love to come up and make plays on the run game, I'm not a liability when it comes to tackling. I have a lot of speed, so I can cover deep. I can play safety or corner, so I think I have a lot to bring to the table," he said.

One of the few uncommitted players in the game, Calloway has whittled down his list to a top three: Southern Mississippi, SMU, and Nevada.

"I like their coaching staffs, academics, and chance for playing time. I have a few bigger offers, Syracuse, Colorado, Purdue, schools like that, but these schools have showed the most interest. I've been a priority to them this entire team. They want me to start as a freshman, come in and compete for playing time. Some schools wanted me to play running back, which is something I didn't want to do. Right now I'm trying to choose between corner and safety; I'm not sure which one I want to play yet," he said.

Calloway has plans to announce his commitment next week at the Seattle Boys and Girls Club, but is still waiting to come to a decision.

"I'm still thinking about it. Had I known, I would have announced at this game, which was my original plan, but with the coaching change at Nevada, there are a few things I need to think about," he said.

The defensive back has visited all three programs and is mulling over his options, as their are perks to each program.

"There are different aspects to each visit. I bonded with the team at SMU the most, I really like the coaches at Southern Miss, and I enjoyed my talks with the academics advisors at Nevada, so there are three separate things at each school," he said.

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