Ole Miss adds talented DB with commit from Tulane transfer cornerback Jadon Canady
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss continues to shine in the transfer portal as Tulane transfer cornerback Jadon Canady, who recently visited Oxford, announced on Friday he is committed to the Rebels.
Excited to announce my commitment to The University of Mississippi #hottytoddy 🦈 @KeynodoH @CoachGolding @wesnab4646 @Lane_Kiffin Ready to work !! pic.twitter.com/zuEDBa2cUy
— Jadon Canady (@JadonC28__) May 25, 2023
Canady, who played in 19 games over two years for the Green Wave, entered the transfer portal April 26. The 5-11, 180 pound Jacksonville, Florida native has excelled for Tulane the past two seasons.
Always keeping an eye on the future, #Tulane S/NB Jadon Canady already displays high levels of flashes of footwork, patience and ball skills to be a future NFL Draft prospect.
As a true freshman, finished with 55 tackles, two interceptions, five PD’s. Really bright future. pic.twitter.com/LS3vkkBc90
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) February 24, 2022
Canady intercepted a pass against Oklahoma in his second snap as a freshman and finished that season with 55 tackles—the fourth highest total on the team. After starting at nickelback as a freshman, he moved to cornerback in 2022, notching 14 tackles in seven games before getting hurt late in the fourth quarter against Memphis.
Canady, who also returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown in Tulane’s pivotal overtime win at Houston, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
His injury suffered last October included a torn ACL and meniscus, but reports are that he should be ready to participate in fall camp.
A multi-sport athlete, Canady earned all-state honors in track and field at Sandalwood High School, finishing in fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles.
In addition to tallying nine interceptions during his senior season — more than any other defensive back in the state that year — he also played on offense and special teams.
Ole Miss reloading the secondary
The Rebels are looking to reload the Ole Miss secondary following the loss of starters Davison Igbinosun (transfer to Ohio State), Miles Battle (transfer to Ohio State), Braxton Myers (transfer to Purdue) and Tysheem Johnson (transfer to Oregon), so the addition of a defensive back with the experience of Canady is much-desired.
Ole Miss has added four talented defensive backs via the transfer portal: John Saunders (Miami, Ohio), Zamari Walton (Georgia Tech), DeShawn Gaddie (North Texas) and Daijahn Anthony (Liberty).
Moving on up
Ole Miss football is currently ranked No. 6 in the nation in the transfer portal for 2023 by 247Sports before the commitment of Canady.
Stay tuned for more info as it happens!
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.