Jamire Calvin Army Bowl Ceremony (© AAG)

WSU recruiting: The latest on Cougars and 4-star WR Jamire Calvin

THE DIRECT MESSAGING session was brief between 4-star wide receiver and WSU recruiting target Jamire Calvin and Cougfan.com. But it spoke volumes.

Calvin is busy with practice week in San Antonio at the US Army All-American Bowl (Saturday, 10 a.m. Pacific,  NBC).  Calvin, a 4-star receiver out of Los Angeles, plans to announce his decision live on TV sometime during the game and Cougar fans will no doubt tune in.

But no matter whose hat he puts on -- whether it's WSU, Notre Dame, Nebraska or another school -- Calvin's recruitment figures to continue right up until Feb. 1.

"Yes things can change from me committing this weekend and signing day," Calvin DM'd with CF.C.

Calvin is likely to choose from five hats on Saturday: WSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Alabama and Oregon State, though Oregon, Texas and/or Baylor could also be in play. We asked Calvin if the current narrative being reported, that Notre Dame and Nebraska were his leaders, was accurate. And likely because he wanted to preserve his announcement, here's how he answered.

"No, I have no leaders."

Another piece of info gleaned in the short DM: new WSU inside receiver coach Derek Sage is recruiting him hard.

It's a pretty safe bet that Sage (and other WSU coaches including Mike Leach) will be flying to LA for in-home visits with Calvin and his family after the contact period opens back up beginning Jan. 12.

Calvin officially visited Wazzu on Dec. 3 before former WSU inside receivers coach JaMarcus Shepard had departed for Purdue and Sage had come into the picture. Fellow slot man Renard Bell is his friend and former teammate at Cathedral High. Calvin has said he could officially visit Oregon, Texas and/or Baylor later this month.

Calvin checks in at just 150 pounds spread over a 5-10 frame. But he is an electric receiver, could also factor in the return game at the next level and is rated the No. 6 receiver prospect in the West, No. 33 nationally. He is also a member of the Scout 300, ranking the No. 233 prospect nationally regardless of position.


From a Scout.com article this week -- To have the opportunity to announce during a game that he grew up watching means a lot to Calvin. "Playing in the Army All-American Bowl means a lot to me," said Calvin.  "Being slept on and underrated a lot of my high school career because of my size makes it that much more special.  I've watched this game since I was younger and it's a surreal feeling knowing I'm playing in it. You always dream of it but when it actually happens, it kind of just doesn't feel real.  I'm beyond thankful and blessed that God blessed me with this opportunity."

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