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96 Days Until Michigan Football

Michigan's 2014 season is just around the corner.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman Freddy Canteen, WR

Number: 17

Hometown: Elkton, MD

Height/Weight: 6'1, 170

Three Things To Know About Freddy:

1. He has already shown himself to be a name to watch this fall after a nice spring game performance.  His 44-yard reception was one of the biggest plays of the day, and it flashed the talent that people had been buzzing about after his commitment and through the spring.  Brady Hoke on Canteen:

"Once you watched him compete in winter conditioning and the things coaches are involved with and just his everyday approach to the game, you knew he had the work ethic and maybe the maturity to be beyond some other guys," head coach Brady Hoke told in late March. "What he's done out here, I don't know if I expected it. But we have a lot of confidence in him."

2. Canteen has fast feet.

Like, really fast.  He is the one in the black shorts and white shirt.  That kind of foot speed and coordination is a huge factor in route running and the ability to get separation from defenders, and it could prove the difference that helps Canteen succeed early.

3. Canteen (and fellow 2014 recruit Brandon Watson) went to Eastern Christian Academy, a private school and somewhat of a football factory.  Although one of the reasons that Canteen went so lightly scouted for so long was the fact that ECA didn't really play anyone.  No, not talent wise.  I mean the team literally didn't play many games.  In Canteen's junior year ECA played just three games after having five others cancelled.  This kept Canteen relatively out of the spotlight until the Michigan camp where he earned his offer.