Desert wideout ready for big 2011 season

One of the top wideouts in the JC ranks this year is College of the Desert WR Jordan Calhoun (6-0, 205). He already has offers from two FBS programs and more could be on the way after other schools get a look at him this fall...

"So far, I have Hawaii and Oregon State," Calhoun told JCFootball.com recently. "I've also got a lot of other schools looking at me -- UNLV, Nevada, San Diego State -- schools like that and I feel like with a good start to my season that schools will really like what they see in 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."

Calhoun and his teammates have been hard at work this summer preparing for the season and Calhoun said he's been focused on two things.

"I wanted to get better as a route runner," Calhoun said. "I already run pretty crisp routes, but you have to make adjustments on the fly a lot so I want to make better decisions on where to go when a different coverage is out there.

"I've also been working on my quickness and my strength this summer too. Really it's been about improving in every area so I can have the best season possible and that will also help me get ready for playing at the next level."

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

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