June 14, 2006
Few faster or hotter than Calvin
There are a number of wide receiver prospects that have emerged in Northern California over the early part of the summer. 2007 prepsters like Alex Lagemann and Jahvid Best are two of the Bay Area's top wideouts that Cal has targeted. Ready for another? Meet Michael Calvin, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound speedster from San Lorenzo, Calif., that put his name on the map in a big way with a blazing 40-yard dash at the Palo Alto NIKE Training Camp in mid-May.
The first thing football recruiting fans need to know about Calvin is that, despite running sub 4.5 forty yard dashes, the 6-foot-3 San Lorenzo product has no formal track training whatsoever. In fact, football isn't even his first love.
"Basketball was something I've played all my life," Calvin said. "I mean, that was my sport. I still play and all. In fact, I play power forward on the team because we don't have a lot of height."
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