On Tuesday Demontae Calhoun committed to play football for William Penn University in Oskaoosa, Iowa. Calhoun’s signing ceremony was held in the Red River High School auditorium with family, friends, coaches and teammates looking on.
Calhoun played running back and linebacker for the Bulldogs. He is the first player this year to sign a four-year scholarship. The Journal asked him why he chose William Penn? Calhoun said, “I felt like it was the best option for me. I have established a great relationship with their coach and there is a great atmosphere at the school.” He said, “They play an exciting game of football, mostly with a three-man backfield.”
“Most likely I will get there in August,” added Calhoun, “so I most likely will travel with the team next year. Otherwise I will red shirt as a freshman.”
After the ceremony Coach John Bachman told The Journal Calhoun is a great player and he has a lot of yet undeveloped potential to do even greater things. Calhoun said Bachman and the other coaches did everything they could to get him ready for a college football career. “He played a big role in my committing to William Penn” said Calhoun.
It seemed that everyone wanted to get in a picture with Calhoun at the signing table. His teammates gathered round. There were family and friends crowding onto the stage. Many wanted a photo of themselves with Calhoun. His mother Etta Calhoun was all smiles, “That’s my boy, you know.”