Dawson tight end shows out at SMU camp

2016 Pearland (Tex.) Dawson tight end Antoine Cannady talked with Matt about his SMU camp experience.

2016 Pearland (Tex.) Dawson tight end Antoine Cannady participated in SMU’s football camp, and although he did not walk away with an offer from SMU, he did walk away with the coaching staff being impressed by him.

“Coaches gave out camp champs to people that did really well, and I was one of only a few people to get it,” Cannady said.

Cannady said that this camp separated those who want to play football from those who can play football.

“It’s a different type of camp,” he said. “At the camp, coaches can see if you can actually play football.”

All throughout the camp, Cannady had chances to talk with head coach Chad Morris, and the head coach for the Mustangs was impressed by him.

“Coach Morris said I was doing really well, and I told him that I was very interested in the program,” he said.

Cannady played the tight end position during the camp, and he fit in well in SMU’s system.

“It was fun because the tight end moves a lot and run routes, which is a great fit for me.”

Cannady currently has offers from Army, Navy and Air Force, but the schools he is talking to are closer to home, which is a key factor for him.

“I’ve been talking to Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette.”

Although he does not have an offer from SMU yet, the Mustangs are his number one choice.

“I’ve been following the program for a long time, and I love how they use their tight ends,” he said.

Cannady plans to use the camp as a stepping stone to improve his relationship with SMU.

“I’ve been in touch with coach Mathis and coach Morris,” he said. “The coaches liked me and we plan on keeping in touch.”

Cannady has not set a commitment date, but that day will be soon if he receives an offer from SMU.

“I told coach Morris that if I was offered today, I would announce my commitment at 12 o’clock tomorrow.”


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