Calhoun & Pickett weigh in on recruitments

FOX Sports NEXT caught up with 2014 El Cerrito (Calif.) Senior players D.J. Calhoun and Adarius Pickett to discuss their recruitments. Calhoun will announce his commitment at The it possible his high school teammate follows in his footsteps?'s complete coverage of The Opening 2013 presented by NIKE

El Cerrito (Calif.) Senior linebacker D.J. Calhoun will announce his college commitment at The Opening, multiple sources and FOX Sports NEXT insiders leaning toward Calhoun picking the Trojans.

His high school teammate Adarius Pickett isn't ready to make his commitment, but says he is narrowing his list to a "Top 13"... The Trojans are expected to make the cut.

Check out Pickett and Calhoun as they weigh in on their own - and each other's - recruitment at The Opening.
By Brandon Huffman

El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Calhoun (6-0, 201), got off to a good start at The Opening on Monday, in a week that will be big for him.

Calhoun will announce his decision on Wednesday night but on Day One, it was all about football.

"I ran a 4.6 and I'm pretty happy with it," said Calhoun. "And I did pretty good in the drills. I've been doing camps for a lot of weeks, almost every week, and I'm banged up and running on fumes, but the adrenaline doesn't stop. I'm a football player. If you can't keep going when you're playing football, don't play. I'll just keep on going."

What won't keep going after this week is his recruitment, which he will end once and for all on Wednesday.

"I'm going to be set with it and I want to stay with it," said Calhoun. "I just want to get it over with and focus on my year and school."

Calhoun said there are five schools are in the mix for him, though it's been clearly a Los Angeles battle for months.

"My top five are USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Miami and Cal," said Calhoun. "When I commit, I will be done."

UCLA offered him in November and has long been at the top, but USC, where his sister plays basketball, offered him in March and has emerged in recent weeks.

And on Wednesday, Calhoun will end his recruitment and make his decision.

"We have a chance to play for the state championship this year, and that's all I want to worry about and be focused on," said Calhoun.

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