"It was just the enviroment of the school and the coaches," Canty said. "They don't beat around the bush they just keep it 100 percent with you. I just see myself going there and performing. They were telling me they also need some help at returns and I do returns as well as receiver."
CU junior cornerback Jimmy Smith served as Canty's host.
Canty visited Boulder with two of his teammates, quarterback Munchie Legaux and defensive tackle Harold Legania. Both of his teammates have been more widely recruited. Canty said he had an offer from Hampton University. He said he had been talking with Mississippi and Tulane as well.
Canty said his high school coach had the three players pack nothing but warm clothes because he was concerned they would be cold. Canty said didn't mind the weather and was actually hot at times during the Buffs win over Texas A&M. He said the idea of living with cold weather for a few years doesn't bother him.
"We all enjoyed it," Canty said. "It was a nice experience. I don't think any of us ever saw mountains before. It was a good game and it came all the way down to the end."
Canty and his teammates are 9-1 this season and preparing for the state playoffs. Canty said he has caught 34 passes for about 350 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
The only time in the 40-yard dash Scout.com has for Canty was taken more than a year ago. Since then recording a 4.7, Canty says he has improved his speed.
"I haven't ran one since the beginning of my junior year, and that was before I learned my technique," he said. "I know I'm way faster than what I was. I know I can get like a 4.4 or somewhere in there."
Canty said wide receiver coach in-waiting Ashley Ambrose has been the primary member of the staff recruiting him. Ambrose is a technical intern this season but has been named wide receivers coach for the 2010 season. He is not allowed to recruit off-campus this fall, but he will be able to begin to do so when he officially takes over as a fulltime assistant in the spring semester.
Canty said he had never talked to Ambrose prior to making his official visit to Boulder. He said Ambrose and his high school coach had talked and arranged his trip to Colorado.
Canty said he is fully qualified at this point in his academic career. He said he had a 3.2 GPA in his junior year and hasn't received grades yet as a senior. He said he scored an 18 on the ACT.
Canty's mother graduated from Tulane and currently works for the school. He said his mother was excited by the news that he had decided to attend school in Boulder.
Canty said his teammates are considering coming with him, but he doesn't know when they will make their decisions.
"I'm going to let them do their thing, but I know our quarterback, Munchie, it might change his mind about coming there because he will know he would have somebody he could be with. We're real close. A lot of people on our team, we always talk about how we want to go to the same college and play together."