Calhoun hopes to build on big 2010 season

Last season, one of the top JUCO wideouts in the country was College of the Desert WR Jordan Calhoun (6-0, 205). The talented receiver put up big numbers last fall for the Roadrunners and he's working hard toward having an even better sophomore campaign...

Calhoun prepped at Victor Valley (Ca.) High School and was unable to qualify for a D-1 football scholarship, so he started to look around for a JC program to play at and decided on College of the Desert.

"The coaches here were what really sold me," Calhoun told JCFootball.com. "I loved their energy and their style and their confidence. I just felt like it was the right place for me."

As the 'Y' receiver in the Roadrunner offense, Calhoun played on the open side of the field and lit up the stat sheet, posting 68 receptions, 1,148 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a threat from almost anywhere on the field.

"I can do both -- run after the catch or go deep -- I feel like I can do both well," Calhoun noted. "This offseason I've been working on getting stronger and being more explosive. I've been doing speed work and lifting and just focusing on being the best player I can be."

On the recruiting front, Calhoun already has one offer to his name and several other schools seem to be close to extending a full ride.

"Oregon State offered me and I'm getting looks from Washington, UNLV, Fresno State and Nevada," Calhoun said. "Those are the main schools right now, but after spring ball I'm hoping more give me a look too."

Calhoun is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We will continue to keep track of his progress and will update things as they happen.

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