Canfield adds ACC offer

Lansing, Mich. signal caller discusses camp, official visit plans

Mike Canfield, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound class of 2006 quarterback prospect at Lansing (Mich.) Everett High School, has had a verbal scholarship offer from Central Michigan since last year. At the end of the May calling period he added his second offer, a verbal tender from the University of North Carolina.

In a telephone interview this week, Canfield said that those two schools, along with Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois, called him during May.

Earlier this year, Canfield was receiving letters regularly from Wisconsin. But he said the Badgers' interest in him has dropped off significantly.

"I don't really get that many letters from them any more," he said. "I never got a phone call."

At this point Canfield said he is most interested in North Carolina, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan, but that could change depending on what kind of interest he receives from schools as the process continues.

"North Carolina, it is (a favorite) because they already offered, so I already know I can fall back on them," Canfield said. "I like their offense down there. It's nice, the spread. They said they'd let me make my own calls and stuff.

"And basically anywhere free is fine with me. But I think I'm going to make my decision after my visits… Basically right now whoever's putting the most interest into me I'm going to like them the most."

Canfield plans on taking official visits to North Carolina and Michigan State. "And then the other ones I've got to see if any other interest comes in," he said.

Canfield has not attended any summer camps yet but he expects that to change soon.

"My first camp, I'm going to Michigan State," he said. "That's July 10, I believe, through [July 14]".

"I plan on going to a lot of one day camps through the MAC. I'm going to call down to Michigan and see if I can get down there."

Canfield said he hopes to attend one-day camps at the Mid-American Conference schools that called him in May: Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois.

This fall Canfield will be the starting signal caller at Everett for the third consecutive season. He initially attended Lansing Eastern High School and was the starting quarterback there his freshman season, but he transferred to Everett in the middle of his freshman academic year, after his uncle resigned as coach at Eastern and took an assistant coaching job at Everett.

Canfield said he can cover 40 yards in 4.7 seconds and that he can bench press 270 pounds. He placed second in his conference in the shot put this spring (his best throw was 47 feet) and he ran a 23.4-second 200 meters. He has also played basketball and baseball at the varsity level.

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