Squally Canada Transferring to BYU

BYU has recently become a destination for college transfers. Much like transfers Keanu Nelson, Jordan Leslie, and Harvey Jackson, former Washington State running back Squally Canada will follow suit by coming to BYU. Squally Canada was ranked the 56th best running back in the nation in the class of 2014 out of Milpitas High School in California and will now bring his skills to the BYU backfield.

The Cougars, BYU Cougars that is, running back corps just got a little deeper. Former Washington State Cougar running back Squally Canada is transferring to BYU. WSU Offensive line coach Clay McQuire gave Cougfan.com, part of the Scout.com network, a glowing report on Canada during last fall camp.

“He’s got really good feet and he’s a big physical kid. Like I said, a lot of these, he’s bouncing off tacklers and stiff-arming and [running through] arm tackles, which is good because you can’t have huge, giant holes every time,” McGuire said. “You’ve got to have a guy who can go through those kind of things.”

As a member of the 2014 class, Canada was a true freshman this season. As reported by Christopher Shaw of Cougfan.com, Canada redshirted this past season leaving him with three years to play three seasons after sitting out the 2015 season due to transfer rules.

While playing for Milpitas High School, Canada broke the all-time program single-season rushing record racking up 1,916 yards while scoring 24 touchdowns. He was named a first team All-Mercury News running back and a No. 13 ranking in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 25 prep football players. The USA Today called him the ‘Coug’s best get’ in regards to WSU’s 2014 recruiting class.

Canada was the driving force behind Milpitas' CCS Division I championship. As an all-purpose back, Canada averaged 18.8 yards per reception while running for 1,916 yards while scoring 24 touchdowns. He ran for 987 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.

Canada chose Washington State out of high school over Oregon State, Boise State, Colorado, and Houston, among others. He’ll now line up for BYU in the 2016 season after sitting out in 2015.

Welcome to the BYU to Squally Canada from us here at TotalBlueSports.com. We look forward to watching his progress over the next 4 years.


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