Canady Recaps Rutgers Visit

Roselle (N.J.) Abraham Clark linebacker Darryn Canady took his first college visit Saturday to see Rutgers. Canady detailed his trip to Piscataway, N.J., in an interview with Scout.com.

Education is No. 1 for Roselle (N.J.) Abraham Clark linebacker Darryn Canady, and that instantly hit home during a Saturday unofficial visit to Rutgers.

Canady spent six hours on campus during an underclassman visitor weekend, his first as a college prospect.

"I think it was a great facility," said the 6-foot, 225-pound outside linebacker. "I like the way the program was run. I would say the education part surprised me. I think the lowest GPA on their whole team was 2.9. They had a lot of guys in the 3.5 range and above. I thought that was a great achievement for them.

"…Education is very important for me. I would like to go to a school that is great on education. I really like the way the program was run. I can't really explain it more than that. I really liked it."

Canady spent most of the day with his recruiter – defensive coordinator Joe Rossi. He enjoyed a spot in the team meeting room and a seat at the Rutgers basketball game.

"Coach Rossi made me feel at home," Canady said. "He made me feel like I was one of his players already. He seemed like a great guy. … It was very cool. I've known him for a while, so I feel like I can really talk to him."

Canady met head coach Kyle Flood, but did not spend significant time with the third-year coach during his visit.

"I got to shake his hand," he said. "There were a lot of guys there and he had to entertain them all, but it was good to get to meet him."

The next step for Canady will be a trip to Temple. The visit is not set, but Canady aims to be on the campus this spring.

"I haven't really looked into them much, so I only know about how they did this year," he said. "The coaches have been on me pretty hard. They've been writing me letters and everything, so I'm trying to get out there to see the way the program is run."

Canady led his team with 92 tackles and two TFLs in 10 games as a junior.

"I think I bring leadership to the table," he said. "I think I can build myself to be a great leader because that's what I do for my team now. That's why I was a defensive captain as a junior. I think I bring leadership to the table, and I'll make plays."


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