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Offensive captain... Four-year varsity letterwinner, three-year starter on offense... As senior captain and team MVP, posted 52 catches for 822 yards and nine TDs for squad that lost starting QB for five weeks... Helped Raiders to Class AAAA playoffs... Earned Second Team All-State honors from state sportswriters... Played in postseason Georgia-Florida H.S. All-Star Game... Playing TE as junior, registered 30 receptions, 567 yards and nine TDs... Two-time All-Area recipient... Also earned starts at TE as sophomore... Lettered in both basketball and track & field... High academic achiever.
Gary Rashad Canty... Born April 8, 1996... Son of Gary and Angela Canty... Has an older brother, Anthony Alston... Gary is a commercial truck driver; mom is a crew scheduler for Delta Airlines... Plays the trumpet... Video game enthusiast.
RIVERDALE COACH TERRY HERROD
"Rashad is an intelligent young man with a high football IQ. Rashad's will be able to take what he sees in the meeting rooms and transition that to the field.
"Rashad has a very, very high ceiling and works very hard to get better. He showed tremendous improvement from the end of his junior year to his senior season, and I expect that to continue. He's a guy that I think will be ready to step in and contribute.
"Vanderbilt is getting a young man with tremendous upside, a guy who is truly dangerous after the catch. He'll also present a difficult matchup for cornerbacks."
Selected Vanderbilt over Minnesota, Wake Forest, Boise State and Appalachian State among others