Canteen Has Leader, Talks Summer Visits

Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md) wide receiver Freddy Canteen has Rutgers on top of his list going into a busy June of visits. Set to visit more than 10 schools in June, Canteen discussed why Rutgers is his leader coming out of the spring evaluation period.

Rutgers is in the lead for Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) wide receiver Freddy Canteen coming out of the spring evaluation period. The Scarlet Knights and his recruiter, Damian Wroblewski, have been the most active in his recruitment and were one of his first offers.

"You can definitely say they're my leader right now," Canteen said. "It's not just that they're recruiting me the most. At the end of the day, I like Rutgers. I like what they're doing."

Canteen saw the Rutgers offensive in-person twice as a junior but said he is excited about the changes coming from offensive coordinator Ron Prince.

"A lot of new things are being put in this spring," Canteen said. "I haven't gotten to see a whole lot of it, but from what I hear, it's a lot more passion involved. As a receiver, you love that."

The 6-foot, 175-pound receiver plans to return to Rutgers this summer for a full tour of the academic side of the program.

"I didn't really get to see too much of the campus, so I want to go back," he said. "We played in their 7-on-7 and I visited for two games last year. [The Louisville game] was amazing. It made me feel like I was actually playing in it."

Canteen and his Flash Training team, led by coach Dwayne Thomas, are one of the top 7-on-7 programs in the country and have multiple victories at Rutgers. Canteen hopes to attend the Rutgers passing camp this year with his teammates.

"We got to see a lot of their football facilities," Canteen said. "They were impressive. From what I've seen, they were really nice. … We love competing at Rutgers, so we're definitely looking to come back for another trophy."

Canteen has visits to more than 10 schools planned for June with his teammates at Eastern Christian. Hitting schools in all time zones, Canteen said the highlights are Syracuse, Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Tennessee.

"It's going to be great," Canteen said. "We have teammates at a ton of these schools, so it's just like them showing us around their schools and learning about all of these great colleges."

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