Canty Hears from Wisconsin

Looking to make a footprint in the state of Georgia, Wisconsin's coaching staff reached out to Riverdale (GA) junior receiver Rashad Canty on Wednesday night.

MADISON - After finishing his sophomore season with 600 yards on 34 receptions, Riverdale (GA.) junior wide receiver Rashad Canty saw his game go to new heights by developing his deep-threat ability and becoming a big playmaker with ball.

Not only did the 6-4, 205 pound Canty see his work start to pay off on the field, his accomplishments have started to draw BCS interest on the recruiting front. One of the latest teams to contact the talented wide out was Wisconsin.

"It wasn't really major, but I was contacted by Wisconsin after I sent them my highlight tape," Canty told Badger Nation. "One of the coaches that recruits for my area got back with me and said they were going to keep a close eye on me. They are trying to get me to come up for some camps and on an unofficial visit, but that was basically it. They would love to get me on campus."

While Canty has no offers this early in the process, he's already been contacted, in addition to Wisconsin, by Georgia Tech, North Carolina and South Carolina. Canty goes on to say how big of an impact a Badgers offer would make on him and what his visit plans are going forward.

"I have seen them play a few times, but I never really considered paying attention (to them)," he said. "It is a possibility, a good possibility an offer would affect my recruitment. If they offered, I would be very happy. I would have to go there as soon as I can and see what it is like.

"I have already visited Georgia Tech on February 2 for their junior day, I am going to North Carolina on February 23 and just trying to get some more set up. I pretty sure Wisconsin will be one I plan to visit."

With Canty brand new on the radar for Wisconsin fans, he talks in-depth about his game and how he is developing his game for the college level.

"I think I bring to the field big-play ability in times of need," Canty said. "For instances like a fourth-and-1 or third-and-long, I feel like I can make those plays. One of my weaknesses is my speed but since basketball just ended, I do speed training everyday and running track. I am looking to have a complete game."


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