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BYU Football Recruiting: RB transfer Squally Canada commits to Cougars

News blew in Saturday of an addition to BYU's running backs with a transfer from Washington State.

Canada tweeted this photo from his official visit Saturday
Canada tweeted this photo from his official visit Saturday

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:

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:

BYU 2015 JC CB commit Khari Vanderbilt:

2015 CB commit Dayan Lake: