Cougfan.com spokes with Canada this week after his in-home visit with area recruiter and WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro. And while Canada is focusing on Friday's state title game, he definitely had WSU on his mind.
"We talked about how by the time I get up there, how important it would be for me to be prepared physically and mentally...We mainly talked about if I were to come up there, what I would need to do to be successful," said Canada.
Canada and Mastro have built a strong relationship, he said, with Mastro also a Milpitas High product.
"He said they need a running back, a guy to come up and play, he's a great coach," said Canada.
CANADA HAS ALREADY broken the single-season Milpitas rushing record this year – he sits at 1,657 hashes headed into Friday's title game on 184 carries (9.01 avg).
He doesn't get many passes thrown his way, he has five catches this season, but he said if he ends up Wazzu-bound, he'll be working overtime to ensure he's the best pass receiving threat he can be for Mike Leach's Air Raid.
"I've had a few receptions, I had a 57-yarder for a touchdown earlier this season," said Canada. "Our offenses is similar, so I kind of know how it works... I've watched Coach Leach on youtube, he's a great coach."
CANADA SAID being from California he's not necessarily a huge fan of cold weather, but he would like to see the white stuff falling from the sky next weekend.
"(The cold) is okay, though, I'm going to be inside anyway," Canada laughed. "I've never seen snow, so hopefully I'll get to see what that's like next weekend."