Canty Feels at Home with Utah

Jalen Canty visited Utah over the weekend, and came away impressed with the program as a whole

Jalen Canty is one of the fastest rising prospects out west, and he visited Salt Lake City and the Utah Football program over the weekend, to see if it's somewhere he could see himself living and playing for the next 4-5 years. Overall, Canty came away impressed with the program as well as the city of Salt Lake. "I loved the snow. (Salt Lake City) doesn't really have any distractions, which is a good thing, and it's a lot different than my hometown." Jalen also got the opportunity to connect with the current Utah players, and it's something that he really enjoyed. "Pita T was my host and he and I, along with the rest of the team, connected instantly."

At roughly 6'8-270 lbs, Jalen is a big and strong defensive end, but is also deceptively fast. A big reason for that is the fact that he is a good basketball player as well. Being a good basketball player, Canty would like the opportunity to continue to play at the college level, and he received good news from the Utah coaching staff in regards to that possibility. "The coaches said I could play basketball as well, so that's a big plus."

Canty originally planned on making a decision on Monday the 27th, but has decided to move that back a day, in order to accommodate in home visits from both the Utah coaching staff, as well as the Washington State coaching staff. After the in home visits, Canty will make a decision between those two schools.

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