"Richmond, Stanford, Maryland, and Tulane are my top schools," said Callihan. "The factors that are most important to me - in choosing a school - are good academics, the potential for early playing time, the attitude of the players and coaches at each school, the weather, and the overall feel of the campus.
"With Stanford, it's 'check, check, check,' in every category, but it's the same for Maryland. I'm definitely considering Richmond too. Their campus is great and the coaches have done a great job of recruiting me. The players there have a camaraderie. Richmond's physical therapy program is among the top 20 in the nation and that's what I want to study."
A month ago, Northwestern landed a verbal from Callihan's teammate, quarterback Zack Oliver. Where do the Wildcats fit into the equation?
"I just returned from Chicago last night," said Callihan. "It went well and their defensive line coach told me that he really likes what he's seen with me, but they're only offering one or two defensive linemen and so they're waiting on things. It would be really cool to play in college with Zack, but I'm not sure if that's going to work out."
"I'm going to name my top two next weekend and then I'll probably commit within a month from today," he said. "I'll likely make a decision before the season."
Catholic, which reached the 5A semis in 2009, is considered a frontrunner for the state title this fall.