Bethel: 'Calhoun a great get for Miami'

Sebastian River HS (FL) Head Coach Randy Bethel gave Canes Time the low down on the latest Hurricane commitment.

When asked about John Calhoun, his head coach Randy Bethel had nothing but good things to say.

"He is a good kid," Bethel said with high regard. "He is one of those kids who didn't get the pub because of his role on the team. He has been a team player for us for years. On offense, wherever we run, he runs and is always there."

Calhoun played linebacker and fullback for Bethel. He says he recorded 95 tackles and five sacks on the year and "if he focused on one side of the ball it would be higher."

Also, Bethel says he "never came off the field" for the Sharks as he was a regular player on special teams.

Calhoun has been recruited by Hurricanes linebacker coach Michael Barrow, but ultimately feels his primary role for the Hurricanes will be of fullback and says he'll be a "role player and will be great for UM."

Bethel last measured Calhoun on November 28th and says he tipped the scales at 233 pounds at 6-foot-2 ½. He thinks that Calhoun is the type of player that Hurricanes Head Coach Randy Shannon wants on his team.

"He is a tough player to compare to a specific player but he is a high intensity, every down, lay in on the line player," Bethel continued to say in admiration. "He is also a great student and he has never seen an issue off the field."

To sum up, Bethel said, "he simply is the type you want to go to battle with."

Projecting him to the college level, Bethel believes he will be primarily be used on offense and play special teams. He says he catches the ball very well out of the backfield.

Other schools that have inquired about Calhoun have been South Florida, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Temple, Auburn, and Florida.

Calhoun was at the University of Florida camp where co-defensive coordinator Charlie Strong worked him out for an hour after the camp. Strong believed that Calhoun would have made a solid middle linebacker and ultimately thought he could get his weight up to 250 pounds.

Calhoun's GPA sits at around a around a 3.7 and has scored (according to Bethel) a 25 on the ACT. He also is an early enrollee candidate. He is currently finishing up his last half-semester on-line so he can make it to campus early.


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