"Wisconsin and Utah State came out the other day and really liked what they saw from me," Tubbs said. "We have some good rising seniors at Liberty, and I'm sure that's who they came out to see, but I ran hard out there and they asked the coaches about me. Both schools were excited about how I ran the ball and were surprised that I was only a sophomore."
Calvin Tubbs is just a shade under 6 feet and weighs 230 lbs. Calvin moves well for his size and is deceptively fast, but when he can't beat a speedy defensive back he has the ability to bulldoze defenders who he is likely to outweigh by 50-60 lbs.
"I am a downhill back, there's no doubt about that," explained Tubbs. "I am a physical running back and I am always play with a nastiness. Whether it's blocking or running somebody over, I just love the physicality of football!"
Calvin went down to Alabama last summer to attend Nick Saban's Alabama Camp. This summer Tubbs is planning to stay a little closer to home.
"I've decided to head out to USC and Arizona State for their camps," said Tubbs. Hopefully I turn some heads out there, I'd love to have an opportunity to play in the PAC-12."
If Calvin builds upon his sophomore season when he had close to 500 total yards and 10 touchdowns, there's a good chance those offers start coming in. Tubbs' blend of size and skill is rare, and his focus on succeeding is also uncommon in a high school sophomore.
"I'm all about being the best football player I can be," Tubbs claimed. "I am doing pretty well in school, focusing on making A's and B's so I can play college football. I am also going to wrestle this year, which will keep me busy and focused."
In a year or two there's a pretty good chance that Calvin Tubbs is one of the top prospects in Nevada. Remember the name.
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