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Eiland Receives First Offer
College football coaches have flocked to Canton High School during the past couple of weeks to see 2015 defensive end Sam Miller, who has picked up six FBS offers in recent weeks. But after Thursday afternoon, Miller isn't the only FBS-offered player for Canton as 2015 quarterback Chandler Eiland picked up his first offer from Louisiana-Monroe, which also offered Miller. Eiland said ULM receivers coach Jason Nichols contacted Canton head coach Robert Ivey with news of the Warhawks' offer for the 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback. "Coach Nichols called back yesterday after talking to coach Ivey Wednesday," Eiland said. "He called yesterday and told (Ivey) they offered me. "I was really excited and extremely blessed. He pulled me out of class to tell me and I felt relieved and thankful for the opportunity." Eiland has two seasons of starting experience under his belt after claiming the starting quarterback job as a sophomore in 2012. He missed a couple of games early in the 2013 season, but came back to have an impressive statistical campaign, throwing for 1,861 yards, 18 touchdowns, and only two interceptions, completing 55.9 percent of his passes. Eiland is also a threat with his legs. He ran for 790 yards and 15 touchdowns on 5.9 yards per carry in 2013. In addition to the ULM offer, Eiland said he's received interest from several other FBS-level schools such as Nevada, North Texas, Texas State, and Tulsa. Eiland is an agile and cagey player. He has a quick release and can throw from various arm angles depending on which best fits the passing window required of him on a certain play. As evidenced by his rushing statistics, he's a very capable runner, showing the ability to make the first defender miss while having enough speed to be a threat once he's in the open field. With one offer arriving, that could increase the attention Eiland sees as the spring evaluation period wraps up in two weeks and we enter 7-on-7 season.
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