Jermie Calhoun: 2008 RB dominating East Texas

Van High School is home to one of the best running backs in East Texas. Jermie Calhoun has put up some incredible numbers this year and the regular season is only halfway over.

Even more impressive is that Jermie Calhoun is generating these numbers playing along side another running back at Van that is already committed to play for Rice next year. Head Coach Brady Pennington raved about Calhoun's talent and presence on the football field.

"He is the second leading rusher is East Texas right now," Pennington said. "He has 900 yards halfway through the season and is splitting time with another running back that has already committed to Rice (Jarvis Crawford)."

The 6-foot-0, 205-pound Calhoun has been running the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds as of late. He ran in the 4.4 range back in the spring.

What makes Calhoun such an important piece in the Van offense?

"He is our go to guy," Pennington said. "He catches the ball well. He is a leader and is very vocal. He is one of the big reasons that we are so successful. He takes little things and makes them into big things."

Several Division I schools have already began to show Calhoun a lot of interest. He is on the verge of grabbing his first scholarship from a highly respected Big 12 program.

"Kansas State is about to offer him, but everybody else is looking at him as well," Pennington said.

The Texas Longhorns have been interested in Calhoun for quite sometime. He was in Austin over the summer where he attended their football camp.

"He went down there to their camp this summer," Pennington said.

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