Chevin Calloway finished his high school career at Bishop Dunne last Friday when they exited the playoffs in the 3rd round. Six days later the 4-Star cornerback took in an official visit to Ole Miss.
"I loved the vibe at Ole Miss," Calloway said shortly after leaving the Ole Miss campus. "I love their coaches, team, players and what type of people the players are. I liked their facilities and what coach Freeze to offer. I like the type of guy he is when it comes to faith. That's a big part of my life. I just loved everything about it. The environment and everything around Ole Miss made me feel real at home. I look forward to taking my other visits and make my decision, but right now, I really do love Ole Miss."
This trip to Ole Miss helped their cause.
"They are in a lot better position than before I came down here because I got to know the coaches a lot better. I got a chance to hang with the players and go around the campus and see what the campus life is about and see the academics. They are in a lot better position for me now. I wasn't expecting it to be like that, to be honest."
What specifics did the All-State performer want to find out about the Rebels on this trip?
"I have visited them before. I had a lot of the questions answered about their player development on my first trip. This trip was more about me finding out about the coaching stability and their academics. I'm going to major in psychology. I wanted to see what the atmosphere was like around there, and I got all of my questions answered."
The family atmosphere around Ole Miss is what stood out the most.
"I just like the way it's like a family around there. It's family oriented. Everybody is close and cool. There are no clicks. You can tell the care about each other and the coaches are all close. I was able to communicate with them a lot and able to connect with them. They got to know me as a person, and I feel like that's what stood out the most."
What is on tap next?
"I have now visited Ole Miss and Nebraska. I'm going to go to Arkansas on the 20th (of January), and I'm trying to schedule a visit to Texas on the 13th or 27th (of January)."
The Under Armour All-American will look at a couple factors when he does make a decision.
"I'm going to go where I feel most comfortable. I want to go where I can see myself there for four years. I want to go where I can see myself developing as a player and becoming a better person on off the field. I want to go somewhere that I can connect with the coaches and the alumni if the NFL does not work out. I want to get a nice job when I'm done with football."
The Rebels are in the middle of finding a new defensive coordinator. The topic was discussed between Chevin and Ole Miss.
"They told me they were looking at a coach from Auburn or any other school. I'll see what they have in store. That's something I'm keeping an eye on."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org