Calvin Davis Still Turning Up the Heat This Summer

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be looking for depth at wide receiver this fall, and they may have to look no further than right in Iowa City. Calvin Davis is done setting records on the track, and is now ready for the football field. Calvin has been busy with workouts this summer, and is now preparing himself for the possible chance to step out on Kinnick Stadium on Saturdays this coming fall.

Track season did not end at the state track meet for Calvin Davis. It did end at the Adidas National Outdoor Meet in Raleigh, NC where Calvin broke the state record in the 400. Calvin ran a time of 47.01, breaking Ryan Kedley's record set the year before.

"It felt tight," Calvin expressed proudly to "It was even better knowing I was not 100% because my hamstring was a bit sore. I believe the reason I ran such a faster time was because of how much the competition increased and that I was running against faster guys. I know Northwestern DB Marcus Cole was in attendance and ran like a 10.7 in the 100."

Now, Calvin has turned his attention to football workouts this summer under Coach Doyle before the players begin seven on seven compeitions. Does Calvin see himself as more of a football player than track athlete?

"Right now, I just want to concentrate on football. I'm on football scholarship and that is the reason I'm attending Iowa. I want to play college football, and hopefully move on to bigger and better opporunities. I will run track at Iowa, although."

So what has Calvin's summer schedule consisted of in terms of football?

"I have been going to the afternoon work-outs. We have been running and lifting just getting ourselves in the best possible shape. Warren (McDuffie), Jovon Johnson, Steve Burch, and Ryan Majerus are all down here with me, right now."

Calvin Davis wants to earn a repuation for himself on the football field, and not just on the track. However, what will he need to do in order to accomplish that feat while at Iowa?

"I need to keep preparing myself physically. I will have to be able to take hits over the middle and be physical as that is on my mind at the moment. I have a lot of room to improve and learn at WR as college football is a lot more complex than high school."

It is good to see that Calvin still sees that he has more to prepare for and is willing to learn. With more opporunities available at WR than any other position, what are the chances of seeing Calvin on the field this fall?

"I do not know if I will play this fall right now. The coaches have said that all of the incoming freshman WR's will have a shot to play, but I know I will have to earn it. That is why it is good that I'm starting early with work-outs."

With Calvin being around the football team on a daily basis, has he associated with many of the older guys?

"They are all cool guys. Everybody hangs out together as this is a strong team. I have not just been with a single person or group. That is why I love this team as it is such a strong unit."

Calvin will have every chance to help make this unit even stronger, not only possibly this fall but for years to come. Calvin has set the track world on fire with his blazing speed, now will he do the same on the gridiron?

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