Canty Picks Wazzu

Vallejo (Calif.) St. Patrick-St. Vincent defensive end prospect Jalen Canty has committed to Washington State over Utah today.

Canty announced his decision via his Twitter account this evening. He committed during an in-home visit with Coach Eric Russell.

"Yes, it's Washington State," said Canty. "The way the players act around each other, that really stood out to me."

Canty had a lot to say following his official visit to WSU the weekend of the 17th.

"I loved Wazzu," said Canty. "The players and the coaches, I have a lot in common with them. Just how they came up, Wazzu wasn't a great place to be at for awhile and players came in looking to prove something. I can relate to that. All my life I've been overlooked."

"I think the highlight for me was seeing how the players workout because it shows that they are hard workers and want to be champions," said Canty.

Canty visited Utah this past weekend and was down to Wazzu and Utah before making his choice today.

The Cougars like the six-foot-eight, 270-pound Canty at defensive end. The former Fresno State commit holds offers from Utah, Fresno State, San Jose State, Vanderbilt and Washington in addition to WSU. He held an Oregon offer for a week after his WSU official visit before the Ducks coaching staff moved on.

Canty will play both football and basketball for the Cougars, he tells me.

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