Canady Commits to the Pirates

Cornerback Keyshawn Canady committed to ECU today after a day spent on campus. IES caught up with him to talk about his commitment.

Keyshawn Canady from Wallace-Rose Hill High School (Teachey, NC) committed to East Carolina this afternoon. The 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback gives a lot credit to ECU’s coaching staff in recruiting him.

“I love that the coaches were actually truthful and straight up with me instead of just telling me what I want to hear,” Canady said. “I feel like Mr. Rick Smith and Mr. Duane Price are my brothers.”

Canady specifically remembers how he felt when ECU extended an offer.

“When they offered me I was shocked, I didn’t know what to say,” Canady said. “I thought about it and had some time to talk about with my family and now I am committed.”

The cornerback said that he felt the football team was completely on the same page and they seemed like a big family.

Canady also noted that he believes ECU’s defensive scheme is well ran and that he would fit great in it and be able to pick it up easily. The speedy cornerback likes to track balls out of the air, using his vertical jumping ability to his advantage.

With great support from his family, Canady noted that playing close to home did factor into his decision to choose ECU.

Canady plans to graduate from high school a semester early and begin attending ECU this January for the second semester. The three star recruit will be pursuing more than just his football dreams at ECU.

Canady plans to major in business once arriving at ECU. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Canady would like to pursue a masters in businesses and possibly even a doctoral degree with hopes of one day owning multiple large businesses.

“It means a lot, I know that God is still blessing me and not many people get this opportunity,” said Canady. “There’s a lot of kids that go through high school without getting a single offer. I consider it a blessing that God has given me the skills and talent that came from my family, to not only continue to play football but to get a great academic education at ECU.”

Canady recorded 72 tackles, two tackles for a loss, four interceptions and one fumble recovery last season as a junior.


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