With Syracuse football’s recent success and move to the ACC many have wondered if Scott Shafer can leverage the momentum to pull off big commits in his first class. He already has one 4-star commit in AJ Long that is doing some recruiting of his own on Twitter.
Looks like there’s another 4-star talent looking at SU. Freddy Canteen, a WR out of Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, MD), has showed quite a bit of interest in Syracuse. Rated by Rivals as the 6th best player in Maryland, Canteen is an above average talent but the power schools might still be a little late to the party. Canteen currently holds offers from UConn, Hawaii, Maryland, Rutgers, and Temple. Canteen has stated Rutgers is an early frontrunner. This is a great opportunity for SU to jump on him relatively early. SU has stated how important developing an early bond is with talents.
Eastern Christian Academy should ring a bell. This is the same controversial football powerhouse Isaiah Johnson attended that was under investigation after a report by Sports Illustrated last August. Johnson and Canteen were teammates last season before being cut short due to the football team being suspended. The two have been talking on Twitter and Johnson made it clear he wants Canteen to join him in CNY.
The versatile wide receiver, who also played snaps at defensive back, reeled in 114 receiving yards with a TD in three games for the Honey Badgers. Canteen will get a chance to prove himself in a full, upcoming senior season. Canteen plans to visit Syracuse at some point this June for one of Shafer’s summer football camps. His teammate, Vashon Tucker will be visiting the Orange on June 9th vying for his own offer. Another teammate to keep an eye on is Jamie Herr, who drew heavy interest from Syracuse in the winter. Herr is a 3-star recruit who already has received an offer.
Canteen told NJ.com that academics, early playing time, and a family atmosphere were all major factors in deciding where he wants to go to school. Luckily for the Orange, it rates well on all three of those factors. Canteen is a talent who should be high on the radar screen, and maybe another 4-star prize.
Posted: Zephan Mayell