Cann, who picked the Gamecocks over North Carolina and also strongly considered Clemson, said during his announcement that a key to his decision was his relationship with the S.C. coaches, particularly Shane Beamer and O-line coach Eric Wolford.
“From the point that they've been on me since I got started with this recruiting stuff, they’ve been recruiting me hard,” he said, Cann said during his announcement. “And the relationship that I've got with all the coaches up there (is great). They love me so much, and they've just been with me ever since I got started. I've just liked
Asked about his early commitment, Cann said, “I really didn’t want to wait it out. I knew it was going to be an early decision because from the point that they offered me, I knew I was going to go ahead and go to
Cann also said he is attempting to recruit other in-state stars for the Gamecocks, such as RB Marcus Lattimore and OL Eric Mack.