2019 DT Calijah Kancey Has Prayers Answered, Lands Big Ten Offer

Calijah Kancey, a Florida-based 2019 defensive tackle, recently scooped up his initial scholarship offer and breaks it all down with Scout.

Offer No. 1 has arrived for 2019 defensive tackle, Calijah Kancey, who now has the opportunity to showcase his skill set with coach Chris Ash and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Kancey, who is teamed up with Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, was certainly taken aback when learning of the life-changing news, but is also itching for more with still two years of high school left on his plate.

"Getting my first offer is kind of a relief, but it makes me grind and work harder," Kancey said. "To know I have a university that is putting the money and time into me makes me very thankful and blessed.

"Also, I'd love to thank Rutgers for noticing my talent."


Kancey admits he needs to familiarize himself with Rutgers as a whole, but expects everything to take off once colleges get the green light to personally reach out to 2019 prospects.

"The Rutgers program has a nice graduation rate and nice coaching staff," Kancey said. "I didn't get a chance to get in touch with the staff, but I'd love to talk to them.

"At one point I was calling (cornerbacks) coach Henry Baker."

Kancey, who covets offers from Clemson and South Carolina, has no visits scheduled at this time.

"I believe from my perspective, schools like my quickness, technique, and that I'm a coachable kid," Kancey said.

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