Calhoun Still Has a Favorite

The El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker, D.J. Calhoun, has a Pac-12 school standing out...

El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Calhoun (6-1, 200), was one of a number of Bay Area natives at California on Saturday for the Bears' Spring Game.

Calhoun, who was offered by Cal earlier this month at their Junior Day, enjoyed his time in Berkeley.

"Cal was good and its always been good, all the times I've visited there," said Calhoun. "It was cool seeing the players I know and the players I played against. It was a good experience."

Calhoun said he's still leaning towards leaving the Bay Area for college, but he's not ruling out the local school.

"I'm excited to see what Cal will do this year with their new team," said Calhoun. "It's not really 100% that I'm leaving the Bay Area, but I'm still leaning towards that. But I'm not counting Cal out."

Calhoun was offered by USC earlier this month, an offer that left a big impression with him.

"The USC offer was big and it's a school I'm interested in," said Calhoun. "My sister plays basketball there and she wants me to go there. They like me as a hybrid safety or linebacker."

Still, the offer from the Trojans hasn't helped them, or anyone, catch up with his longtime leader, UCLA.

"I'm loving UCLA a lot and they're definitely still my top school," said Calhoun. "They like me as either a middle or an outside linebacker. I'm hoping to go down there during my spring break to see them at spring practice and hopefully get down for their spring game."

Calhoun said he also wants to visit Arizona State and Boise State during the summer.

"I'll probably wait until the summer for the big trips outside of California," said Calhoun.

Calhoun has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Nebraska, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State and said he's got the majority of the offers he was hoping for.

"Growing up, I always loved Miami, so they would be a cool school to get an offer from and if they offered, I'd definitely take a visit and check them out," said Calhoun.

Calhoun will be at the Oakland NFTC in May, the next camp he plans to attend.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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