Nor Cal DB Prospect Cannon

Daniel Cannon, the 6-1, 172-pound defensive back prospect from San Francisco Archbishop Riordan, is considered one of the best DB prospects in NorCal. He talked about the schools that are showing interest, his scholarship offers, and his favorites...

San Francisco (Calif.) Archbishop Riordan safety Daniel Cannon (6-1, 172) was one of the top underclassmen in the West Catholic Athletic League in 2006 and thanks to a strong junior year, he has two scholarship offers to his credit.

"Washington was the first school to offer me," said Cannon, who also has an offer from Arizona.

Several other schools have showed interest in him as well. "Pretty much all of the Pac-10 schools have written me, plus Nebraska and Boise State," said Cannon. "I'm hoping to hear from more schools, too, soon."

Cannon said that Cal has made a good impression on him, but he wouldn't name a leader. He did say five schools were standing out to him.

"California, Oregon, Nebraska, UCLA and Washington are some of my top schools," said Cannon, also mentioning Arizona and Boise State as schools of interest.

Cannon said while he prefers to stay on the West Coast, more specifically in the Bay Area, he's open to venturing out. "My family is okay with me leaving, it's really up to me," said Cannon. "They just want me to be comfortable and go where it's the best fit and be happy with it."

In the meantime, Cannon is going to take his time with the process, being in no real rush to make a decision. "I'm wide open right now and I want to take some trips. I'll probably decide during my season," said Cannon.

An excellent safety, Cannon earned First Team All-State underclass honors after picking off a school-record nine passes and recording 77 tackles. On the offensive side of the ball, as a receiver he caught 28 passes for 546 yards but he said the defensive secondary is where he wants to stay in college.

"I'm definitely wanting to play safety in college," said Cannon.

Academically, Cannon said he is already a full qualifier.

Next weekend, he will be at the Combine in San Francisco and he'll attend the Nike Camp at Stanford in May.

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