BYU received talented reinforcements to its running back corp Saturday night when news blew in that running back and Washington State transfer Squally Canada committed to the Cougars on his official visit.
Canada, visiting with 2015 3-star BYU commit Akile Davis, tweeted this as his visit concluded:
It's been a great visit, ate a lot of food and had a lot of laughs ! Can't wait to join the program in January ! #GodIsGood— Tank (@Squally_Canada) December 14, 2014
The running back born Bryant Canada was a composite three-star recruit out of high school in the 2014 class, rated four stars from ESPN, and originally signed with Washington State. After redshirting for Mike Leach in 2014, he will sit the 2015 season and will then have three years to play three seasons.
Canada possesses a solid combination of speed and toughness that should make him an important addition to Mark Atuaia's group in 2016 with the graduation of Jamaal Williams. (See his senior highlights on Hudl. Warning: Music NSFW / NSFLDS, so may want to mute it.)
As a senior a Milpitas High in California (near San Jose), Canada rushed for 1,916 yards and 24 touchdowns while posting an 8.8 yards-per-carry average.
The back listed at 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds on his official Washington State bio goes by "Squally" from his earliest days. As a baby, Canada's mother would comfort him by watching out the window with him to see and hear the wind -- a squall -- blow through the trees.
It will be fun to see Canada contribute to the Cougars, even if we have to wait a season. If any fanbase is used to waiting for recruits, it's BYU's.
Here's a smattering of tweets from last night:
Squally had this to say about his commitment; "I am willing to accept what is set before me and I am going to make my family proud."— CougarNation.com (@kaceyrobbins) December 14, 2014
Bringing back that transfer U!— Geoff Martzen (@geoffmartzen) December 14, 2014
BYU 2015 JC CB commit Khari Vanderbilt:
@Squally_Canada To BYU Been Waiting To Tweet This— Vandy♊ (@Khari2Smoove) December 14, 2014
2015 CB commit Dayan Lake:
S/O to @Squally_Canada for committing to BYU. Everyone go follow him #FutureCoug #BYUFootball pic.twitter.com/EnJfh1dl8h— Dayan Lake (@still_flexin6) December 14, 2014
Squally Canada looks like the kind of back that will get you 2-3 up the middle on 3rd and 2 and will get you 40 on 2nd and 8. Great get.— Jeff Hansen (@rakoto10) December 14, 2014
Dear Dreads, I want you to know that I truly love you and you will always hold a special place in my hurt. So lets enjoy these last days.— Tank (@Squally_Canada) December 14, 2014
*heart.......hopefully no one caught that . Been a long day forgive me— Tank (@Squally_Canada) December 14, 2014