Mount Pleasant, Texas receiver KD Cannon
is regarded as one of the top receiver prospects in the Lone Star State. It should be noted that the talented playmaker is just now heading into his junior season for the Tigers.
The 2014 prospect was one of the most productive receivers in Texas in 2011, hauling in 61 catches for 1,004 yards and 10 scores.
Not to any surprise, Cannon has already drawn the interest of several programs and has the offers to prove it. The 6-foot, 165-pounder already holds offers from SMU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Texas and TCU.
Cannon and several of his Mount Pleasant teammates spent Wednesday in the metroplex and visited both TCU and SMU.
It was the first visit for Cannon to TCU's campus and from everything he heard about the school prior to his visit, it definitely lived up to his expectations.
"It was a great campus, they have a great football facility and great coaching staff," Cannon said. "It was great, the weight room, they definitely know how to get you bigger. The locker room was real nice and big."
The football facilities weren't the only place on campus Cannon was able to see.
"I got a chance to visit the whole campus; I like it because everything is real close together and all of your classes are right there and you really can't be late," he said. "They have it where classes are close to your dorm when you're a freshman so they know if you're missing class they'll just come and get you."
TCU has offered close to ten prospects for the 2014 class and Cannon was reassured on Wednesday that he's one of the top targets. Of course, when the head coach tells you that, as Gary Patterson did, it sounds even better.
"They said I'm up at the top of their list for 2014 recruiting and they want me to keep working hard," he said. "He said he's very excited about the 2014 class and that hopefully one day he'll see me at TCU."
As a receiver Cannon is looking at a place that likes to throw the ball, which is something the TCU coaches made him aware of on Wednesday.
"They told me a lot about throwing the ball. Their offense is a little bit different from all of the other offenses and they always have great quarterbacks come in every year," Cannon said.
Another plus on the visit came when they learned of the news that Randy Shannon is now on staff as the linebackers coach. Cannon's dad is a big Hurricane fan and the younger Cannon said once he and his dad learned that the former Hurricane head coach was at TCU, it excited both of them.
"He was excited when he heard that when we got on campus," Cannon said of his dad's reaction of Shannon. "He's a great coach and knows a lot about football. He knows how to coach you well and get you right."
Just as other recruits have said in the past, Cannon is developing a good relationship with his recruiter, receivers coach Trey Haverty.
"He's a great receiver coach, he has a lot of talent at receiver and he knows how to coach you and get you the ball," Cannon said of Haverty.
With nearly two years before he signs a letter of intent, Cannon says it's too early to name any favorites at the moment but admitted TCU is a school he will continue to keep a close eye on.
"I'm just trying to narrow it down to a top five or six," he said of favorites. "TCU is one of the schools I'll keep looking at."
Cannon will attend a few practices beginning next week and that includes TCU, SMU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Mount Pleasant, Texas 2014 receiver KD Cannon already has eight offers in the fold and visited two of those schools on Wednesday.