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USC in contact with Cathedral wide receiver Jamire Calvin

Jamire Calvin was a standout as an underclassmen at last year's Regional Opening in Oakland (Calif.) and he picked up where he left off in 2015 with a good showing for his seven-on-seven squad Rize Up this month.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral junior wide out Jamire Calvin is a prospect whose game is built on speed, and against some of the better defensive backs in the 2017 recruiting class this month, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound three-star has flown by the competition. 

The Pac-12 has taken notice with Cal, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Oregon State already in hot pursuit of the speedster with scholarship offers. 

“Cal has been recruiting me really hard,” said Calvin. “They’ve been trying to get a commitment out of me, but I’m testing the waters and I want to see all of my options before making a decision.”

Calvin had 41 receptions for 685 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior after tranferring to Cathedral from John Muir HS over the summer. 

Northwestern, USC and UCLA are other colleges vying for Calvin’s interest. 

“The d-line coach, (Kenechi Udeze) actually reached out and I started talking to him,” said Calvin. “Then I started talking to the [assistant] DB coach Drew Pearson too. 

“Tee Martin just watched my tape, so I called him and he said he likes it. He said they’re going to start recruiting me harder and we’ll see how thing go from there. He said he really likes my playmaking ability and what I can do with the ball in my hands after the catch.”

The interest between USC and Calvin is mutual.

“That’s my childhood favorite school and I grew up always watching that team” said Calvin. “It would be a big deal to get an offer from there.” Top Stories