Name: Jalen Canty
School: St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS – Vallejo, CA
Position: Defensive End
Vitals: 6’8, 270 lbs
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: #156
- ESPN: #54 (ATH)
- 247Sports: #42 (SDE)
FBS Offers: WSU, Fresno State, Oregon, Utah, San Jose State
Player Type: Speed End
Best Attributes: Size, Length, Quick First Step, Athleticism
Prediction and Early Impact:
Jalen Canty gave the Cougars’ class a serious boost when he committed a couple weeks ago over Utah and Fresno State. Not only did he help football out, he also gave basketball recruiting a boost with a free commitment to the hardwood (more on that HERE.)
Canty is a man amongst boys on film and should definitely be a first day contributor to the Washington State 3-4 defensive scheme of coach Mike Breske. He brings a uniqueness that the Cougars have seriously lacked on the defensive line for years; length.
He also brings an incredible amount of speed (rumored at 4.6 40 times which you can see may very well be accurate watching him run away from people as a tight end on film) to the WSU defense. For a mid-level college prospect, he’s like this amazing blend of Jevon “the Freak” Kearse, Chris Clemons, Michael Bennett and Julius Peppers all in one package. He just brings a whole other dimension.
His upside seems extremely high and the interest and offer by Oregon late in the process gives credence to his raw abilities. His spin move and bull rush will need to be a whole lot faster and stronger at the Pac-12 level, but he has the one thing you simply can’t teach to go along with that tremendous speed; all that size and length.
“Freshman Impact Potential” Rating: 8.5