Tabor: Canteen Would've Shined at Opening

Washington D.C. Friendship Academy CB Jalen Tabor proved to be a formidable foe for every WR he matched up with at The Opening last week. Now that he has faced the pass catchers regarded as the best in the country by scouts, he is convinced that a WR from his home state would've more than held his own at the star studded event. That receiver is Eastern Christian Academy wideout Freddy Canteen

Jalen Tabor may have announced that he is down to Florida State, Florida, Vanderbilt, Alabama, and Maryland while in Beaverton, Oregon for Nike’s The Opening, but he still had some good news for Michigan fans.  Recent Wolverine commit Freddy Canteen can play.  He can really play.

“I’ve seen him go and I like him,” Tabor said of Canteen.  “He is smaller than me, but he ain’t that much smaller.  He can go though.  He’s speed guy. Speed and quickness.  He’s got both. He has got good speed with great quickness.”

“He’s got good routes.  I definitely respect Freddy Canteen.  We go at it all the time.  That’s my man.  We just had 7-on-7 at Maryland.  The whole championship game it was just me and him. My coach said, ‘go get (Canteen).’  And they were testing me.  We were going at each other.  So I’ve definitely got a lot of respect for Freddy Canteen. He is going to be good in college.”

So that means he would fared well at The Opening?

“Without a doubt, yes,” Tabor said matter-of-factly.  “Without a doubt.”

“That’s one of my main reasons for being out here right now.  I want to put (Maryland) on the map.  We’ve got players like (Canteen) that don’t nobody out here know about, but if they came out here I guarantee you they would put on a show.”

If Eastern Christian Academy plays a full season this year, Tabor expects the word on Canteen will spread and spread quickly.  As it stands he thinks the future Wolverine is underrated by the recruiting services.

“Definitely four stars,” replied Tabor when asked what Canteen’s rating should be.  “Definitely four stars.  I’m a corner.  A lot of these scouts don’t get a chance to actually go against a guy.  He is definitely a four-star recruit.”

As for the other Michigan commit from Eastern Christian Academy, Brandon Watson, Tabor’s scouting report isn’t nearly as extensive.  That said, it’s pretty consistent with what others that have seen him have said.

“I like him too,” said Tabor regarding Watson.  “Physical at the line scrimmage.  I haven’t really seen him run, but I’ve seen him jam some people up… real good.


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