Freddy Canteen, Brandon Watson Commit to Michigan

The 2014 class picked up two commitments Saturday morning in wide receiver Freddy Canteen and cornerback Brandon Watson, both from Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Maryland.

Canteen is a 6-1, 175 pound projected slot receiver. According to 247 Sports’ composite rankings, he is a three-star prospect and the 69th rated player at his position in this class.

Brady Hoke stated that he would take three wide receivers in this class, and with the commitments of Drake Harris and Maurice Ways, they still needed a slot receiver. Freddy Canteen will be that guy.

The commitment of Canteen likely means that Michigan is out on Artavis Scott, who’s interest has reportedly skyrocketed in Clemson. To many, Scott was almost a lock for this class with his high school teammate, offensive lineman Mason Cole, already in the fold for the Wolverines. It’s still possible he could commit, though. We’ve seen crazier things in the recruiting world.

Canteen’s teammate, Brandon Watson, is also a three-star prospect and the 116th cornerback in this class, according to the 247 composite. There is likely another spot or two to fill in the secondary with this class, so this commit should not effect the recruitment of guys like Parrker Westphal, Adoree Jackson, JuJu Smith, etc.

Both players attended Michigan’s camp on June 18th and performed well enough that they were offered scholarships by Brady Hoke and staff on the spot. They may not be the marquee names that we are used to seeing linked to Michigan in this class, but they left a huge impression on the staff, which is always what is most important.

You can follow me on Twitter at @abroome92 and our website at @BBlueRecruiting.

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