Wide receiver Jamire Calvin has emerged as a prospect to watch in the class of 2017.
After his game on Friday, Calvin and teammate Andrew Tovar, a quarterback, will board a redeye flight bound for South Bend to attend Notre Dame’s game against Georgia Tech.
“I just got the invite and I decided to go,” Calvin said. “After my game we’re leaving at midnight. I’m actually going with my quarterback, Andrew Tovar. This will be my first visit. Next week I’ll be at Washington.”
Irish assistant coach Mike Denbrock has been in contact with Calvin and the Irish plan to keep an eye on him this season.
“For the past three or four weeks I have been talking to the wide receivers coach,” Calvin said. “He was just talking about how they want to see how my junior year goes and they want to see film from my junior year.”
Calvin has helped Cathedral High School kick off the season with back-to-back wins over Muir (61-7) and Santa Monica (51-7). The Phantoms host George Washington Prep on Friday.
Through two games, Calvin has recorded nine catches for 128 yards with four touchdowns. He also has returned five punts for 142 yards with a long return of 48 yards.
He credits his quickness and discipline for turning nearly half of his catches into touchdowns.
“Speed is probably my biggest factor,” he said. “I have good hands too and I run good routes and I’m fast off the line.”
Calvin was among the top performers at last spring’s The Opening Regional in Oakland. Scout.com analysts Greg Biggins and Brandon Huffman were impressed with what they saw out of him in drills and one-on-ones.
“Calvin is a late bloomer who has looked very good on the 7v7 circuit this winter,” they wrote in their camp recap. “He tested well and was a very tough cover all camp. Along with running well, Calvin is already pretty polished in his route running and is a natural pass catcher as well. Calvin is still a relative sleeper on the recruiting front and is waiting for his first scholarship offer to roll in. He can definitely play at the next level and should be closely watched this summer.”