He decided to get it over with sooner, and gave Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano a non-binding oral commitment.
Canevari will sign with the Scarlet Knights during Wednesday's national letter of intent signing day.
Canevari was offered last week by Schiano as a greyshirt, meaning he would enter school in January 2012. "They said if anything opens up, I could come in during the summer," Canevari said. "They said they might have a scholarship (for the fall)."
The 6-foot, 220-pound Canevari rushed for 1,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior.