Jermie Calhoun: Likes One of the Big Three

Jermie Calhoun from Van High School may be the best running back in the state of Texas. He put up some outrageous numbers as a sophomore and will only get better as he matures as a football player. He has already picked up his first scholarship offer and named one of big three in Texas as his overall favorite.

"I want to play for UT," Jermie Calhoun said. "But if I can't make it to UT, I would like to play for Oklahoma."

What makes Texas the school to beat?

"I like their football program," Calhoun said. "They have got good education."

Just about every major school in and around Texas has been sending Calhoun mail. He has been a very popular kid as of late.

"I have an offer from Kansas State," Calhoun said. "All the Big 12 schools and Notre Dame are sending me letters and stuff."

The 6-foot-0, 205-pound Calhoun has the speed and power to be a complete back on the next level. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. As a sophomore, he earned second team all-state and first team all-district at free safety. Calhoun also tied for the MVP award. He rushed for 1803 yards and scored 26 touchdowns last year.

Calhoun was in Austin over the summer to attend the Longhorns' summer camp. He enjoyed the experience and the coaching staff at Texas.

"I went to the UT camp and the SFA camp," Calhoun said. "It was exciting to be there. I like the coaches. They are fun guys to be around."

Calhoun has helped lead Van to a 4-2 start. Early in his junior season, he has already picked up over 900 yards on the ground. He patterns his game after one of the all time greats.

"The main person I looked up to was Walter Payton because of his physical style of running," Calhoun said.


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