Canteen 'Confident' in Play Making Ability

Canteen 'Confident' in Play Making Ability

STORY: Michigan freshman wide receiver Freddy Canteen is confident in his skill-set and expects to see the field this fall. **Read More Inside**

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Early enrollee Freddy Canteen has been the buzz the of camp this spring.

Canteen, who starred at Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy, enrolled this January and has already been mentioned by Devin Gardner, Shane Morris and U-M coach Brady Hoke on numerous occasions as a player that is turning heads in camp.

"I think I bring everything you want from a receiver," Canteen said. "From speed, to hands, to route running, to technique – I think I bring it all."

Listed at 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, Canteen is already working with the first-team offense. He also is taking reps at kick and punt return game. And while his physical tools standout out on the field, he says his "confidence" is what makes him a special player and separates him from the rest.

"You got to be confident," he said. "Even when you make mistakes, you just got to be confident in yourself to keep going. … It's just natural."

"I always felt like I could compete just because of my skill level. The first practice I came out and did well. I knew it was for real now."

As an early enrollee, Canteen said he came to Michigan to get a jump start on the rest of freshman class not only on the football field – but in the class room.

"I just wanted to come in and first get a boost athletically, as well as academically," he said. "I think it plays great. I get credits to my degree, one. I get a edge on all the freshman coming in."

Moreover, Canteen fully expects to see the field as a freshman. In fact, he's not afraid to say why.

"(I'm a ) playmaker, to be honest," he said. "I just want to make plays."

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