Calhoun Makes Good on All Star Chance

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Posted Dec 12, 2010


Morton Mississippi's Taveze Calhoun is known as one of the top play makers in Scott County. The average high school football fan in the Magnolia State might have been unaware of the talented Calhoun, but the talented defensive back showed on Saturday that he belongs as one of his state's elite. Fans in attendance at the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game were wondering, "Just who is that guy?"

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"I came in and worked hard and asked God that if it's his will to let me have a good game," said Taveze. "I had a good game, so I give God all of the credit."

The Mississippi secondary was hailed as the strength of the defense this week in practice and the unit set the tone early on during Saturday's game.

"We were seeing a lot of pick routes and seam routes," said Calhoun. "At first they were getting us a little bit and the coaches told me to play back a little bit, so I could break on the ball.

"We made the adjustment and it worked well for us."

Not long after fine tuning the coverage, Taveze nabbed an errant Alabama pass and returned it down to the ten yard line.

"I was reading the quarterback and he was telegraphing his pass," said Calhoun. "I just broke on it.

"I thought I was going to drop it, but I scooped down there and got it.

"Jaylen Collins from Olive Branch made a nice block on the return. We worked together as a team and that's what we did on that play."

Later in the game, Taveze provided safety help on a pair of deep passes and broke up the play to prevent touchdowns.

"After a few plays I got the jitters out and I was more comfortable," said Calhoun. "Our coaches did a great job with the scheme. They had a good plan, so I have to give a lot of credit to our coaches for getting us prepared to play."

The Morton standout is still looking for D1 offer number one, so he is hopeful his strong play on Saturday leads to more college interest.

"I hope this let's people know I can play with all of the top recruits," said Taveze. "I believe it will and I believe this is going to help me."



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