Former Tulane CB Jadon Canady Transfers to Ole Miss

Jadon Canady committing to the Ole Miss Rebels places him in the group of must-watch SEC defensive backs as the former Tulane DB is surely an IMPACT transfer.

In a big move for the Ole Miss Rebels, former Tulane star defensive back Jadon Canady has made his decision and will be suiting up for Lane Kiffin and Co. this fall. Canady, named the CFN AAC Freshman of the Year in 2021, should be an integral piece of Ole Miss’ defense as early as Week 1 in 2023.

Jadon Canady Transfers to Ole Miss

It didn’t take long for Canady to leave his impact on the sport of college football. In fact, it was merely the second snap of his career when he intercepted Spencer Rattler in a matchup against Oklahoma.

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That interception started the decline of Rattler’s tenure at Oklahoma and Canady’s ascension into a nationally-known defensive back.

Entering the 2022 season, Canady was set to prove his dominant freshman season was no fluke. Speaking exclusively to College Football Network about his growth and his work ethic leading to his selection as our Preseason AAC Defensive Player of the Year last season, Canady said there was no time to rest.

“I’m not resting on last season’s performance because I know I’m much better than what the numbers showed,” Canady said.

Unfortunately for Canady, the 2022 season didn’t come to fruition as an injury shortened his season and ultimately ended his Tulane career on a sour note.

Seeking a change of scenery and a potential change of pace, Canady hit the portal during the spring transfer window and made his decision known on social media on Thursday, May 25.

“Excited to announce my commitment to The University of Mississippi,” the Twitter post read. “Ready to work!!”

Now, Canady enters the fray of a new-look Ole Miss secondary in 2023. The Rebels have brought in 18 new players overall since the end of the season, including four cornerbacks.

Canady is joined by former North Texas CB DeShawn Gaddie, former Georgia Tech CB Zamari Walton, and former Miami (OH) CB John Saunders in the secondary in Oxford. Where he fits is likely inside as more of a slot defensive back, playing the nickel role that turned heads during that 2021 season at Tulane.

He’s a cerebral cornerback with a plan of attack on every snap. Canady is never out of position and has keen instincts as well as terrific ball skills from his time as a wide receiver in high school.

Canady should be considered an impact transfer for the Rebels and that impact should be felt as early as the season opener for Ole Miss.

Canady Quick Facts

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 180
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Class: Junior
  • Games Played: 19
  • Solo Tackles: 54
  • Tackles: 69
  • TFL: 3.5
  • Interceptions: 2
  • Pass Breakups: 6