Washington's #1 ranked DB
Tere' Calloway Gets Another Offer
March 31, 2012 by Jordan Johnson & Scott Ecklund
One of the top DB prospects in the Northwest, Seattle (Wa.) Prep S/CB Tere Calloway, recently received his sixth offer and he updated Dawgman.com on where things stand with the two in-state schools as well as what he's planning to do about unofficial visits next month...
"I just got offered by San Diego State," an excited Calloway told NEI shortly after getting the offer. "They are my sixth offer so it's pretty exciting to get that one."
In addition to his offer from the Aztecs, Calloway also has offers from Colorado, Purdue, SMU, Idaho and Portland State and he noted that Central Florida, Syracuse, Oregon State and UCLA have been recruiting him pretty hard of late too.
With all of that attention from schools outside the state, it also remains to be seen how interested Washington and Washington State coaches are for his services.
"I talk to coach (Joel) Thomas a lot and actually the last time I spoke to him was two days ago," Calloway said. "I also got invited by coach (Steve) Sarkisian to their Junior Day (April 28th), but I am not sure yet if I can make it or not since Cal's Junior Day is the same day.
"I need to make a decision soon on what I'm going to do, but even if I don't make U-Dub's Junior Day I will be there for a practice, just to watch them live and see how they do things".
"I'm not frustrated by the in-state schools not offering me. I have six offers and I feel like all of the schools that have offered are great opportunities for me. Now, if they offered, they would probably be right up at the top, but I don't have any favorites right now and I'm not deciding until after my season, so there's still a long way to go."
Calloway was a star on both sides of the ball for the Panthers last year, carrying the ball 109 times for 1,179 yards and 20 touchdowns but it was his work at safety that saw him put up the biggest numbers -- 92 tackles, 10 passes defensed and two forced fumbles -- and that is the side of the ball the Huskies are recruiting him at.
"They want me at corner and they are the only school that has made that distinction," Calloway said. "I don't really have a preference either way, so if they see me at corner, that is fine with me."
This past weekend Calloway, along with a handful of other top prospects from the state, took part in the NLA 7-on-7 tournament in Las Vegas and he had a solid day, although not a lot of balls were thrown his way.
"Me and Kahlil Dawson, we had great days out there," Calloway said. "The only thing is that we didn't get a lot of opportunities to make plays, because Kahlil just locked down one side and with me playing safety over the top, it made it so we didn't see a lot of action.
"I did get a pick-six though and I had a couple of knock-downs, so that was good and we represented our state well."
We will have more on Calloway in the near future as he gets ready to start taking some unofficial visits to the schools recruiting him.
*Editors Note- Tere' lead a very tough NEI (North) squad this past weekend in Las Vegas helping them earn a #1 seed before being tripped up early in the playoffs 12-8. Calloway was chosen as one of the Top 25 DB's in attendance along with Kahlil Dawson. Most of the other DB's selected are some of the highest rank secondary players in the country so it was a big honor.
Calloway is even a better kid then athlete and we at NEI have really enjoyed getting to know him. We recently took a trip to Oregon St and checked out the facilities with him and his mother. OSU would be a place that Tere' could flourish and play early. The Beavers would be getting a quality kid, and we look forward to reporting on all of his additional offers.