3-star Georgia star talks Navy

This highly regarded defensive end/outside linebacker says "I am for sure looking at Navy." The Midshipmen are among his 13 scholarship offers. Just how serious is he about the U.S. Naval Academy's offer? Chris Calhoun out of Centennial High School (Roswell, Ga.) spoke with GoMids.com.

"Last Friday, per Ashley Ingram, I was offered by Navy," Calhoun said. "We sat down in the coach's office and talked. He liked my size. He's seen my growth progressions and likes where I'm headed and thinks I can continue to build it up. He also said I have good length. From my film, he said they like me at defensive end based on my pass rushing ability off the edge.

"After the offer, Navy has moved up higher on my list for sure. He talked to me about the benefits I'd have after graduation and having served my time. It would open up a lot of opportunities for me. I don't know much about Navy but I'm hearing nothing but good things."

Since his junior season where he was named first team All-Region and All-State honorable mention, Calhoun has received more than a dozen offers including Duke, Indiana, and Minnesota. He said, however, Coach Ingram's recent visit made a big impression on him.

"You know, I want to go get a great education," he said. "I want to set myself up to be successful after the college or the pros, if I make it, and be in the position for good opportunities to come my way. I had never thought about the military, but after talking to Coach Ingram and with my parents about it, I'm definitely interested. My father and I are planning a trip to Annapolis over the summer. Right now every school that has offered me I'm open to, but I'm keen on Navy."

The Centennial Knights just won one game on the 2013 season. As of now, Calhoun is the only Knight player to have received D-1 offers but players like Aaron Turk and Garyn Grace will receive plenty of looks as coaches make their way through the Atlanta area.

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