Calvin Brewton easily posed for at least 100 pictures with family and friends in the Miami Central auditorium after his U.S. Army All-American jersey presentation on Friday.
Central coach Roland Smith even dubbed it Calvin Brewton day at the school.
Brewton, the modest Central senior safety and Florida State commit, will play in one of the nation’s premier high school football all-star games on Jan. 3, 2015. And while all the attention was something Brewton took in stride, it was also well deserved.
“It’s a celebration,” Brewton said. It means so much to me, my family and also the school because I’m the school’s first U.S. Army All-American.
“It’s like I made history today.”
More than 20 family members and players on the Central football team gathered for Brewton, a quiet kid who’s been respectful and receptive to everyone he encounters.
“Calvin is a very humble kid. And with all of his God-given talents, he’s never looked down on nobody or thought he was bigger than [anyone else],” Miami Central principal Gregory Bethune said. “That draws people to him. He’s an outstanding kid.”
Since his pledge to FSU in January, Brewton has remained a firm commit despite hearing from Louisville and Notre Dame. He plans on majoring in business when he gets to FSU.
“He loves Florida State,” Brewton’s mother Calneitha Miller said unequivocally after the ceremony. “He’s been determined on where he wants to go.”
Da’vante Phillips update: Phillips says Miami has been coming on strong, sending him messages every day in an attempt to get him to stay in South Florida, but Florida State still remains as his top school. Phillips, who plans on graduating in December, plans to announce his commitment to a school towards the end of December/beginning of January. Phillips will participate in the Under Armour All-America game on Jan. 2, 2015 in St. Petersburg.