Duke Calhoun talks recruiting

Duke Calhoun

Duke Calhoun (WR, Memphis, TN) - One of the top athletes in the state of Tennessee took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss the Saturday before last. We called to see how his visit went.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Duke Calhoun:

How is your season going? "I am in basketball season now. It is going really good. I am averaging around 24 points a game. Our football season is over."

What were your final stats for your football season? "I had 48 catches for 960 yards and 14 TD's. I also returned 3 interceptions for TD's."

Grade your play for the year. "About a B because I was the leader on the team, and we did not go as far as we would have liked. We had a new QB on the team. He did well, but I think I did a pretty decent job of leading out team, just not good enough. We had our moments though."

Been to any recent college games? "I went to Ole Miss last Saturday to see them play LSU."

Did anyone come with you? "My mother and dad came with me."

What did they think of Ole Miss? "They enjoyed it. They said it was a nice environment to be around."

What did you think? "I thought it was great. I liked the pregame. It was on ESPN. It was good. I got to go on the field before the game started and watch the players."

What new did you learn about Ole Miss during your trip? "This was not my first game of Ole Miss' to go to. It was senior night, so I got to see all of the receivers who are leaving. They have three starting seniors who are leaving. That is a plus for them."

Which other Ole Miss game did you attend? "The Alabama game."

Did you get a chance to talk to the Ole Miss coaches during your last visit? "Yes sir. I spoke to Coach Orgeron. He was just saying he was happy to see me there. The first time, I was late and I did not get a chance to meet him, but I did this time."

The last time we spoke you had Ole Miss and Memphis at the top; do you still feel that way? "Memphis is not recruiting me as hard as Ole Miss. Ole Miss is doing the best job."

Which colleges are calling you weekly? "Alabama has just started calling me."

What did Alabama tell you? "They are going to try and get me in for an official visit. They said they were going to offer me when I come on my visit. They said they wished they would have recruited me earlier, but they just got in my tapes."

Have you set up any visits yet? "No sir, not yet."

Are Kansas and Auburn still calling you? "No, it is like they stopped calling, but coach said it would pick up. Like Alabama, they never called until now. It is getting signing day season, so some people should start calling. Right now, Ole Miss is calling me the most. Memphis still keeps in contact, but not as much as Ole Miss. And Kentucky calls some. Alabama just started calling, and that is about it right now."

Duke carries a 4.0 GPA and a 24 on the ACT test.

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