It's All Even Now

In the past, Aleon Calhoun has listed both Texas A&M and Arkansas as his leader, but now he says it's a three-way tie, including Baylor. "No one stands out," Calhoun said. "There's something about every one of them that I like." He denies any time frame for making a decision. "It ain't gonna be too long. But I don't know when. I guess it could be tomorrow or next month. I'm not sure..."

Aleon Calhoun, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound three-star offensive tackle from Navasota, Texas, has narrowed down his list to three finalists – Texas A&M, Baylor and Arkansas. He now denies a favorite, but says all have offered him.

Calhoun, ranked as the No. 59 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, says he'll be taking an official visit to Baylor in January. "I'm supposed to call them this week to finalize the date," Calhoun said.

He says the Bears are also recruiting him the hardest.

"I know a few people on their basketball team and they really like it," he said. "It's a good program and I can see myself being there and being successful. It's a good opportunity to play."

Growing up, Calhoun followed A&M. "It's just a great school," he said about the Aggies. "They have good history and I like their tradition."

A&M is also only 30 minutes from his home.

"They are coming up," he said. ‘I think they're getting better. The recruits they are getting will be a big factor and (defensive line) coach Buddy Wyatt says I could be a big lineman for them."

Calhoun says he spoke with Wyatt last week. "He's a pretty good dude," he said. "I feel like he'll always answer my questions and be up front with me. He tells it how it is."

Although no coaches have come by Calhoun's home for an in-home visit yet, he says they've all talked about it. "They said they'll be coming by," he said. "I've got a busy week with basketball, but I'm sure they'll stop by this week or next week."

The lone out-of-state school on Calhoun's list is Arkansas (November leader). "I can see myself there too," he said. "I've been there before and I liked it.

"From what I see on TV, I think I'd fit in well with their line," he said. "I like their offense."

He is being recruited by Arkansas defensive line coach Kirk Botkin. "I talked with him last week too," he said. "They said they really like me and need a player like me."

The Razorbacks are the farthest away from Calhoun's home at eight hours. Although Calhoun says that won't matter to him, he admits his parents think Arkansas is a bit far. "It's not gonna matter to me," he said. "It's not a problem."

In the past, Calhoun has listed both A&M and Arkansas as his leader, but now he says it's a three-way tie. "No one stands out," he said. "There's something about every one of them that I like."

He denies any time frame for making a decision. "It ain't gonna be too long," he said. "But I don't know when. I guess it could be tomorrow or next month. I'm not sure. It'll just be how I feel.

"I want a family-oriented program and where I can see myself being for four years," he said.

Navasota finished the year with a 9-3 record.

Calhoun reports a 3.0 core GPA and 900 three-part SAT. He is taking the ACT on Dec. 12.


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