According to ESPN and multiple other recruiting sites, Fordham picked up a verbal commitment from 6'10 New England senior Ryan Canty earlier today. Canty, a 6'10 220 pound big man from Massachusetts, apparently chose the Rams over Saint Joseph's, Rhode Island, UMass, and New Hampshire among other schools. Saint Joseph's was keeping a close eye on Canty, who is a major pick-up for the current Fordham staff.
Canty will be able to sign his Letter of Intent tomorrow, as tomorrow begins the Early Signing period for high school seniors. Players can sign their LOI's between the 10th and 17th if they want to sign early. If not, they are forced to wait until the spring.
At the moment, Saint Joseph's has only one senior slated to sign an LOI during the Early Signing period, and that player is 6'3 North Carolina guard Chris Wilson. Last season, the Hawks got signed LOI's from CJ Aiken, Daryus Quarles, and Langston Galloway during the early period, and then later received commitments from Ronald Roberts and Pat Swilling Jr.