Wednesday, December 5, 2012
USF visit on deck for Aleon Calhoun
By Damon Sayles
Aleon Calhoun (Corsicana, Texas/Navarro) is four days removed from winning his second C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl championship. More importantly, the standout offensive tackle finished his junior college career with a win.
Now it’s time for Calhoun -- all 6-foot-7 and 345 pounds of him -- to focus on finding a home at the next level. Calhoun is scheduled to visit South Florida this weekend and Texas Tech the weekend after. After that, he is looking to set up a visit to South Carolina.
“First of all, I’m looking for a school that’s going to say, ‘You’re going to be our guy,’” Calhoun said. “I want them to think if you got me on your side, you’re going to win. That’s basically it.”
Calhoun is nearing 20 offers and has Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and other programs knocking. East Carolina is one of the newest schools showing interest. Baylor is one of the most recent schools to contact him.
Calhoun was a big reason why Navarro had the nation’s top-ranked rushing offense. He helped Navarro win back-to-back Southwest Junior College Football Conference championships. The program overall has won three straight SWJCFC titles. The Heart of Texas Bowl served as icing on the cake.
“Winning … it feels pretty good,” he said. “I enjoyed playing with my Bulldogs and winning. It’s just a great feeling right now.”