Prep football: Everett's Jaleel Canty commits to Eastern Michigan

Prep football: Everett's Jaleel Canty commits to Eastern Michigan

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Prep football: Everett's Jaleel Canty commits to Eastern Michigan

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Everett senior Jaleel Canty has committed to play football for Eastern Michigan in the fall.

Canty, who was originally committed to Cincinnati before Tommy Tuberville and a new staff told him to look other places due to a scholarship crunch, said he plans to sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at Everett High School.

“They had been there pretty much the whole time,” Canty said of the Eagles. “I liked the program and liked the comfort there. I really liked Coach (Ron) English. He’s a high intensity guy and I liked their campus and pretty much liked everything about it.”

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Canty had interest from Buffalo, Ball State and Middle Tennessee State in past weeks, but took an official visit to Ohio on Wednesday and followed that up with an official visit to EMU.

The Division 1-2 All-State selection at wide receiver committed to the Eagles over Ohio following his visits and said he plans to play defensive back at EMU, which is the same spot he would have played at Cincinnati.

“It’s a big sense of relief that it’s all over now,” Canty said.

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