December 20, 2010

Recruiting an afterthought for Calloway

Since committing to Alabama back in June, Russellville (AL) star Brent Calloway has continued to receive plenty of attention from major programs determined to change the mind of the 6-foot-1, 210 pound athlete. Despite the five-star prospect's soaring recruiting stock, Calloway said he isn't interested in taking a serious look at any program other than the Crimson Tide.

"I really haven't given recruiting any thought at all since football season started. I am committed to Alabama and happy with my commitment even though I am going to take a few visits and enjoy the experience," said Calloway. "To be honest, I haven't even set anything else up except to Alabama which is the weekend of January 21. I know I want to take some visits, but I haven't given it serious thought yet. The last school I visited other than Alabama was Auburn for the Georgia game.

"I know I will take visits to USC and LSU and maybe Auburn. I may have one more in there, but I am not sure where yet. It may be someplace like Oregon or something so I can see somewhere I have never been before."

In addition to his lack of interest in continuing the recruiting process, Calloway said his focus on his senior basketball season is a big reason why is no longer interested in continuing the recruiting process.

"I am getting some recruiting calls, but at this point I am pretty much screening who I talk to and who I don't want to talk to. I am focused right now on basketball. We are 6-1 and have a pretty good little team put together. I am hoping we can make a run late after we have taken some time to gel."

While Calloway insists his commitment to Alabama is firm, plenty of other Alabama commits from the Class of 2011 continue to stay in touch with Calloway and reassure him that he has made the right decision.

"The recruit I talk to the most at this point is Danny Woodson. We talk got pretty close at the Alabama-Mississippi All-State game and have stayed in touch. He is excited to be coming to Alabama. We both are. I think we are going to have a special group sign in February and I am excited to get started."

Calloway is rated the nation's No. 12 overall prospect and the No. 2 outside linebacker prospect in the nation.

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