Tere Calloway (6-0, 190) ATH Seattle Prep Class of 2013
109 Rushes for 1179 Yards and 20 TD’s (10.8 avg)
92 Total Tackles, 10 PBU, 2 FF
Seattle Prep’s #1 Tere Calloway is an absolute nightmare for opposing teams. In 2011 he averaged 10.8 Yards Per Rush with 20 TD’s on the ground in Washington’s (3A) Metro Mountain Conference . On defense he patrols the middle of the field like a hawk. A big hitter with great ball skills, Tere is able to read, react and then drive on the football with no fear. Coming off an injury that caused him to miss his entire sophomore year, Tere was able to lead Seattle Prep to a 9-2 record in 2011. HIs film is one of the more impressive ones I’ve seen all year. It makes perfect sense as to why a couple days before this past Christmas, Purdue called and offered Calloway. Even with a Big 10 offer under his belt he still never settles.
Born and raised in the Central District of Seattle, Washington; Tere grew looking up to basketball stars like Tony Wroten, Nate Robinson and Brandon Roy. Being that the Seattle area is so rich with athletic talent, Tere understands that he needs to put in even more work in order to separate himself. Calloway’s tireless work ethic is apparent in his performance. Calloway credits Peyton Siva as having a huge impact on how hard he works. He explained that he watches hours upon hours of game film preparing for each opponent. By doing this he is able to narrow down plays based on formation allowing Calloway to attack quicker than your average player.
His next door neighbor as a child happened to be O’Dea speedster Tatum Taylor. To this day they are still best friends. The childhood friends even matched up in 2011 in an amazing game between Seattle Prep and O’Dea. In that game Tatum Taylor rushed for 140 yards and 3 TD’s, while Calloway racked up 15 tackles on defense with 2 rushing TD’s. O’Dea won that game 21-20. It was a great chapter in a friendly rivalry and a great moment for Calloway and Taylor.
After ripping up the combine circuit last spring, Tere is poised to continue to prove that he is one of the top players in the entire western region. Calloway can also play WR and Cornerback. It will be interesting to see what position colleges will want him to play at the next level. His ability to affect the game on both sides of the ball is a bonus for the school that lands this gamebreaker. Calloway is also receiving interest from North Carolina, Utah, Washington State, Washington and UCLA. He would also like to hear from Virginia Tech and Nebraska, two of his favorite schools from childhood.