Ranked the No. 46 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports.com, Los Angeles Cathedral’s Jamire Calvin is using the college football season to take his official visits, the first going to Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers will also host Fresno State this weekend in addition to Calvin, a recruit who plans on using all five of his allotted officials.
“I’ve been up there once and I have a pretty good feel [of] everything,” Calvin told Today’s U. “I just want to get up there for the environment and the social standpoint to see if I could be there for four to five years and see if I could call it home.”
Calvin, a three-star recruit, tips the scale at 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds. Despite his diminutive stature, he hopes to play a variety of roles at the college level. While most would be relegated strictly to the slot position at his size, he thinks he can contribute on the outside as well.
“I’ve talked to them about it,” Calvin explained. “They just see me as a hybrid receiver in the outside and the slot, be able to go downfield and catch it and throw me in the slot, catch a quick pass or something and go the distance.”
That description fits well. He has the quick-twitch nature desired out of a slot receiver along with the long-striding speed to blow the top off defenses downfield. As a result, Calvin wants to be utilized both inside and outside once he makes it to college.
“I just don’t want to be held to slot because I’m a smaller receiver,” he said. “I want to play slot and outside and be moved around and be put in places where the ball can be put in my hand so I can make a play.”
In addition to Nebraska, Calvin said it’s possible he will take official visits to Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Cal. Alabama and Oregon State are considered “maybes” in his book.
While the talented California prospect is figuring out where else he would like to officially visit, Calvin topped 200 receiving yards on eight catches — two for touchdowns — as his team won its first game of the season.
“It was okay,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I was satisfied with my performance. When you get satisfied, that’s when you get complacent. I feel like I need to press every week and increase my stats.”
Once Calvin does settle on the destination of his final four official visits, the four-star says he will take some time to consider his collegiate future before announcing at the U.S. Army All-American game.
“It won’t be at one of my officials,” he explained. “I’m going to take all my officials then talk it over, reevaluate and make sure I make the right decision.”
In terms of what will predicate his choice, Calvin mentioned the importance of education and clarified that he’s considering majoring in either Business or Psychology at his future school. After that, reaching the field early on is another positive that could sway his decision.