Jalen Canty seems to have given a verbal to the University of Washington:
2014 power forward Jalen Canty @JC23_DIFF has committed to Washington... per Jalen Canty...— YAY AREA'S FINEST (@YAYAREASFINEST) June 18, 2013
Which is cool, and would kind of make sense, here's his Scout profile, where he's a 3 star player being pursued by Cal and Washington. But then there's this:
My understanding is that Jalen Canty has committed to Washington for football. Will try to walk on for hoops as well.— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) June 18, 2013
Now, I cannot find a recruiting service profile of Canty as a football player (admittedly I did not look very hard), so this is all a bit confusing. Things will likely be made clear as guys like Chris Fetters and other recruiting types can get in touch with Canty, and we'll see just what the deal is.
It might be worth noting that there was no accompanying "WOOF" tweet from Steve Sarkisian.
@HuskyHaul I'm told U-Dub football coaches feel he is a potential NFL player.— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) June 18, 2013
So, hey, fingers crossed, he could be the next Sione Potoa'e /jokes.
Jalen Canty tells me that he plans to play both football and basketball in college. His scholarship will count under the football total.— Marshall Cherrington (@mcherrington22) June 18, 2013
A couple things: the basketball guys on twitter covering this seem pretty adamant that it's not a basketball commitment. There also seems to be a resounding "He plays football?" vibe going around too.
@JBrais2000 hoops— Flight Number 23 ✈ (@JC23_DIFF) June 18, 2013
That's Canty himself. Oh. Ok.
Last Update Before I Sleep:
It seems - right now - like he's a two sport guy, which in scholarship terms means he's a football guy. I don't know. The football team is pretty strapped for scholarships this season, and the feeling all along has been that they're not going to really reach for guys. That they'd sign a smaller number of guys, but that they'd be in with a lot of high caliber players. So if they decide to take a guy who hasn't been on the gridiron since he was a freshman well...