Calloway Brings Physical Play To Secondary

Washington High School head coach Bill Britton says that WVU verbal commitment Dale Calloway combines physical play with outstanding athletic ability on the field.

"He's an intimidator, even in practice," said Britton, who recently took over the head coaching position at Washington High school from the veteran Guy Montecalvo. "He is a great athlete who does a lot of special things no matter what sport he is playing."

Dale Calloway has run the circuit at Washington High, playing point guard on the basketball team and participating in baseball and track in addition to earning accolades on the football field. However, it's in football where his future lies, and Britton believes he has the ability to be a standout performer on the defensive side of the ball.

"I think West Virginia will probably look at him on defense first. He is a great cover guy, and he is really good at going up and getting the ball in the air. He really attacks it. He's also very physical, too. He has all the tools to succeed on that level, and everyone who came in here wanted to see him."

"Everyone" included schools such as Pitt, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Miami (FL), Maryland, and Iowa, but Calloway wanted to get the decision over with so he could concentrate on his senior year at Washington.

"When Dale went down there, the coaches and school just seemed like the right fit," Britton said. "The facilites at West Virginia are awesome, and the fact that it's close to home was another important factor."

Calloway will join former teammate Dan Mozes at West Virginia next year, and Britton thinks that the relationship between the two played at least some part in Calloway's commitment.

"I know Dan is doing well down there, and Dale and Dan are friends. They are from a smaller community here, and they both liked Morgantown and the coaches in the West Virginia program."

Calloway also has the ability to rise to the level of his competition, something that impresses Britton.

"No matter who he played against, he was able to cover and compete with them," Britton said of Calloway, who played both wide receiver and cornerback at Washington High School. "He is very unselfish, and very physical, so I think he's going to be able to fit right in.

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