Four-star WR Isiah Canion commits to Notre Dame football

On3 imageby:Mike Singer04/27/23

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Notre Dame has scored a big commitment on the 2024 recruiting trail, as Warner Robins (Ga.) High wide receiver Isiah Canion has announced his pledge to the Fighting Irish.

The four-star prospect visited Notre Dame during the first weekend of March and picked up his scholarship offer while on campus. He returned to South Bend over the weekend for the Blue-Gold Game, and that’s when he knew he wanted to pick Notre Dame for his college career.

“I loved the atmosphere and the coaching staff,” Canion told Blue & Gold. “After watching their spring game and spending the day interacting with the coaching staff and the other recruits, I felt really comfortable and started to come out of my shell. I really enjoyed the day.”

Canion took a day or two to mull things over after the visit, and then called up the Notre Dame staff to inform them of the big news.

“I called Coach [Chansi] Stuckey first, and he was really excited,” Canion said. “We talked for about 10 minutes, and he was talking about how excited he was. We both agreed that this 2024 class at Notre Dame is going to be special.”

Canion and Stuckey, who is going into his second year as Notre Dame’s wide receivers coach, share the same hometown of Warner Robins, Ga.

“The relationship with Coach Stuckey was really important because with him being the receivers coach, I will be spending most of my time with him, and it’s important to have a strong relationship with the person that will be coaching you,” explained Canion.

The four-star pass catcher added that his favorite part about his experience in South Bend last weekend was hanging out with the other Irish commits. Canion is fired up to join Notre Dame’s 2024 class and should be a strong culture fit in the Irish locker room.

“I’d say I’m a pretty laid back, chill type of guy, and I think I’m a pretty good teammate,” he said. “I try to encourage others around me.”

Canion gives Notre Dame 11 commitments in the 2024 class and joins Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard South wideout Cam Williams on the receiver pledge list. According to On3’s own rankings, Canion and Williams both rank as top-100 recruits. Canion is the nation’s No. 94 player and No. 15 wideout according to On3.

Per the On3 Industry Ranking, Canion is the No. 192 overall player and No. 34 receiver in the land. He’s also the No. 29 recruit from his home state of Georgia.

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The Isiah Canion file

Canion played some quarterback during his junior season in helping lead Warner Robins to a 10-5 record, completing 42 of 61 passes for 584 yards with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also added a rushing score and 32 yards. As a receiver, Canion hauled in 26 passes for 395 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Canion was named to the Georgia Region 2-5A second-team offense for his efforts in 2022.

Warner Robins fell in the Georgia Class 5A state title game last season, but Canion was a part of a state championship winning team in 2021.

The Irish have landed three commitments from the Peach State this spring. Isiah Canion joins Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek pass rusher Cole Mullins and Roswell (Ga.) High offensive lineman Anthonie Knapp on the 2024 Notre Dame commitment list.

Canion also held offers from the likes of Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Dartmouth and others. He didn’t receive his first scholarship offer until Feb. 17.

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