Deacs eyeing Texas ATH

WFU has their eyes on a fast-riser from the Lone Star State. Although Cydney Calvin, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back from Frisco Centennial High School, only played football one season for the Titans, he really turned it on especially during the team's four game playoff run. Quality play in Dallas area football will surely get you noticed and now Calvin's phone is ringing off the hook.

"I started talking to Wake Forest at the beginning of the season," said Cydney Calvin. "Coach Duffie told me they like my length, size and speed, jumping ability, and overall athleticism. It's a great school and I'm planning on going their on an official visit on January 18th. I have my first visit to New Mexico on the 11th. After Wake Forest, I'm going to decide between UCLA and Colorado State for the weekend of the 25th, then get ready to make my decision."

It hasn't been an easy road for Calvin. His family moved so he was required to sit out his sophomore year, then a shoulder injury kept him from playing as a junior. Finally, as a senior, he got his chance and kept getting better and better as the season went on.

"It was actually kind of weird," Calvin explained. "I really didn't catch on at first. It wasn't until around the fourth game when my level of play started coming up. By the end of the season, it was like a total 360 of where I was at the beginning. I was shutting people down in the playoffs and coaches started asking, 'who is this kid?'. That's when my recruiting started really picking up. The head coaches really like my film from my last five games."

Calvin made 40 tackles, two interceptions with a pick six, 12 pass breakups, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, and a big impact player on special teams with a kickoff return for a touchdown. He now has 14 games as a starter under his belt and is ready to take his game to the next level.

"I'd like to make my commitment before the end of January," Calvin stated. "If I do take a visit the weekend of February 1st I may wait to National Signing Day, but hopefully I'll know before then. I'd love to go into a program where I'd have the opportunity to play as a freshman. Really, I want to be a starter. I want to play for coaches I enjoy being around and have an awesome relationship with. I think I'll know a lot more once I've taken my visits."

Fresno Centennial made it all the way to the Texas 4A Division 1 regional final this season and finished the year at 12-2. Calvin has sprinter speed and plans to show it off this spring in the 100 and 200 meter dash for his track team. He wore jersey number-21 this year for Titan football.

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