, a 5-foot-9, 170-pounder from Mesquite High in Texas is a recruit to watch heading in to the spring evaluation period. Once college coaches get the chance to see his man-to-man abilities in person offers could follow.
Recruiting Interest: Texas Tech, Tulsa, Baylor, Colorado
Nike Camp Evaluation: Canady showed quick feet in the drills and was one of the standouts at every station. He was very competitive and battled hard the whole day to take home the MVP hardware. In the one-on-one drills he was one of the best.
Eldridge Massington, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver from West Mesquite High was one of the only players to get a catch on him in one-on-one competition, but you could argue that Canady got a piece of the win as well . On the play Massington faked to the outside and cut back to the inside with a quick move and effectively used his big body to block Canady from being able to get a hand in to poke the ball away, but the savvy corner showed an ability to get up and be physical with a bigger framed national level receiver and he was right there in his hip pocket.
All-in-all it was a great showing for the corner who showed that he has the skill sets that make him a division one caliber prospect.
Game Film Eval: Canady plays on an island and when the opposing offenses test him he comes up with a way to make a play. He is quick with the first step and is able to close distances quickly, which allow him to come up and make solid aggressive plays against the run or the pass. In coverage he is able to turn and run and hang tight with receivers. He is not blazing fast, but is well-schooled and dependable and does not give up the big play. He is not the tallest or biggest corner and because of his ability to recover quickly he does not have to take many chances with press coverage on the high school level.
CB #23 Anthony Canady – Junior Highlights:
Scout.com takes a look at Anthony Canady, who was named the defensive back MVP at the Nike Football Training Camp in the DFW area on Sunday. In this feature we recap his day and take a look at his junior highlights.
NFTC Breakdown: Anthony Canady
Scout.com breaks down, Anthony Canady, one of the top performers from the DFW NFTC.
National Recruiting Analyst
Mar 28, 2012