Beast in the East

Beast in the East

The Troy Flying Horses are a force in upstate New York and RB Jordan Canzeri is having another stellar year for his team, which is currently undefeated. Read further to get the details on this exciting player, who is still under the radar in recruiting circles.

Last season, running back Jordan Canzeri had a breakout campaign, totaling close to 2,000 all-purpose yards for the Troy Flying Horses and the senior is up to his same tricks again this fall.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder racked up 263 yards rushing on 18 carries with three TDs last week for Troy, which currently stands at 5-0.

Despite those exploits, Canzeri is still waiting on his first scholarship offer.

"We've traveled to camps in Ohio and New England and he's measured up well," said his father, Brian Canzeri. "He's a really hard worker; a nice, respectable kid who delivers pizza in his spare time.

"Jordan had a couple of exceptional runs in his last game (33-12 win over Saratoga). He really excels in the open-field with his speed. At the camps he's attended, Jordan has always posted one of the top shuttle times and he had the top 40-yard dash time at a couple of camps."

Rutgers, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, New Hampshire, and SUNY-Albany are among the programs showing interest in Canzeri, who maintains a 3.8 grade point average.

Since last year, Canzeri had added 15 pounds without losing any of his 4.4 speed. As a junior, he was the 2009 Class A Player of the Year in New York, although Troy has since moved up to Class 2A.

In 2009, he rushed for 1256 yards on 115 carries (11 yards per carry) and added 537 return yards. He was also named Most Valuable Player among all RBs at the Next Level Football Combine in Steubenville, Ohio. Furthermore, Canzeri earned RB MVP honors at the Elite New England Camp Combine, held at Bentley College.

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