Calvin enjoys WFU official
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Posted Jan 22, 2013

Wake Forest hosted a handful of undecided recruits over the weekend. One of the possible feature Deacons on campus was Cydney Calvin, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back from Frisco (Texas) Centennial High School. Calvin caught up with DeaconSports on his visit to Winston-Salem and where Wake Forest stands afterward.

"It was a pretty good time," said Cydney Calvin. "The coaches got me excited about the program. I had a good feeling about it when I was there. We toured the facilities. We went to the football field and ate at the stadium. Eating dinner at the Deacon Tower was a neat experience. We did so many things. My player-host was Ryan Janvion. He was a real good guy, who showed me around campus and told me what it's like there.

"I think I had the most fun hanging out with Coach Duffie. We've gotten really tight since he started recruiting me at the beginning of the season. We watched some film together. He told me, if I go there, I'd have the chance to start as a freshman. I'd love to have that opportunity. I feel like I'd really take off and grow as a player under Coach Duffie. He told me again that I'm their number one guy and they really want me. At Wake Forest, it's family first. I loved speaking with Coach Grobe. He made me feel welcome and part of the family. They were all good people."

Calvin gave New Mexico an official visit on January 11th. This weekend he plans on traveling just up the road from Frisco to Fort Worth for an official visit to TCU. After that, he hopes to fit one more visit in before making his decision.

"There's nothing official yet on my forth visit so I can't really say anything yet," Calvin said. "I'd still like to make my commitment before the end of January. After my visits, I just need to be honest with myself about where I felt most at home, where feel like I'd I fit in the best, and the best opportunity for me to go into to take care of business."

After sitting out his junior season with a shoulder injury, Calvin steeped up big as a senior 40 tackles, two interceptions, 12 pass breakups. He's also being recruited for his special teams play. His track sprinter speed made him a threat every time out. Calvin had five kickoff returns of 50 yards or more including one he returned for a touchdown. He also scored on a punt return, fumble return, interception return and on a blocked field goal.

In addition to Wake Forest and New Mexico, Calvin holds offers from Colorado State, Sam Houston State, and utsa. TCU, Oklahoma State, and UCLA have all recently begun recruiting him heavily after his standout senior year in Texas Class 4A.

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