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Early signing period: 2019 LB Geoff Cantin signs with Syracuse

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Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2019! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? Geoff Cantin, who adds to the growing contingent of Quebecois on the roster.

Twitter feed: @GeofCantin

Hometown: Quebec City, Que.

Previous School: Cegep Garneau

Stats: 6’4”, 220 lbs.

Commitment date: June 22, 2018

Position: Outside linebacker

Ratings: Three stars from everyone.

Other Offers: None that we’ve seen any record of.

Dino’s projected nickname: “Yes He Can-tin”

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Player breakdown:

Cantin is a classic outside linebacker in this system; a tall player that can cover a lot of ground and close in the open field as well. At 6-foot-4, he has a lot of length and that makes him a dangerous defender from sideline to sideline. The speed he displays in the highlights above shows a player that can make plays on the football and disrupt opposing offenses. It’ll be interesting to see if he can work his way into the linebacker rotation next year. But either way, special teams could be a good start.