Lawndale (CA) Leisinger Jr. on the road Daijon Kalimon just announced his commitment to Colorado.
Kalimon is one of the best strikeouts in the West Coast ’24 class. In his sophomore year, he became a player to watch and also had a solid youth campaign.
“I went to Colorado because of my relationship with trainer (Armond) Hawkins,” Calimon said. “He recruited me diligently from the very beginning, and this is one of the main things that I was looking for.
“He recruited me very strongly, showed me how much he wants me. He showed me that I was one of his main targets, we have a great relationship, and I love how strongly he pushes for the kids from California to come to Colorado.”
Kalimon visited Boulder back in March and immediately felt at home.
“I immediately felt that Boulder could be my second home for the next four years,” Kalimon said. “I had some great conversations with coach (Darian) Hagan and felt a strong connection with him.
“We come from the same city and have a similar background. Once I got to campus, it was everything I expected. Growing up, I always wanted to play football in the snow, and there are plenty of days like that in Colorado, so it’s a dream come true for me.”
In the spring, Kalimon had the opportunity to train with the CU trainers at the Redlands Satellite Camp.
“Coach Hagan and Coach Phil (McGeogan) were there and I told them I was going to put on a show for them,” Calimon said. “I had a good camp, I dominated and was able to talk to them after it was over.
“Since then, they have shown me nothing but love. I know they don’t have a head coach name yet, but that doesn’t bother me. I know that whoever gets this job will come and change the program and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Calimon heard rumors that Deion Sanders could be the next head coach.
“That would be great, I grew up watching his best moments,” Kalimon said. “My whole family grew up watching him play so it would be crazy to be able to play for him, not everyone gets that chance.”
Calimon catches passes smoothly, very smoothly, and he was one of the best SoCal Under Armor All-American Combine players in the spring. He is a natural pass catcher, an advanced route runner and it will be interesting to see him develop further next year.
As he continues to improve his overall speed and explosive power, he will take his game to the next level. He preferred the Buffs to scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada