There appears to be serious problems at Muir. Two of the Mustangs’ top returners — Wide receiver Jamire Calvin and defensive back Elijah Blades — have left the program and transferred to Cathedral.
Calvin, a junior, caught 27 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown last year. But with his blazing speed and ability to make people miss in open space, would have been counted heavily in the offense this year. Especially with leading receiver Taeon Mason graduated.
Blades, also a junior, will play defensive back at Cathedral and some receiver. Both players are expected to develop into next-level prospects. Prior to the above departures, running back Jaylyn Newson, left after the first semester. His whereabouts are unknown.
This isn’t the way first-year head coach Antyone Sims wanted to start off. Sims took over for John Hardy, who was let go by the school shortly after last season despite a successful three-year run.
Muir lost twice to Cathedral last season, once in nonleague play and once in the playoffs. The two teams play again on Sept. 4 at Cathedral.
Aram’s Take: I’m sour. Was looking forward to covering these two. Had heard all about them coming up and now they’re at Cathedral.