I.C. Norcom WR Shyheim Cannon (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Ahead of their game against Lake Taylor, Norcom WR Shyheim Cannon nets an offer from VUL
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
This time last year, Shyheim Cannon (2021 DB/WR 6-0 160) was a serious deep threat candidate over at Woodrow Wilson. However, over the summer he decided that it was time to make a change.
Many people talked about what was lost for Norcom over the off-season from guys like Casaan Dixon to Antwaun Powell, but no one talks about what was gained. With the turn of the spring came Cannon and speed off the edge that the Greyhounds desperately needed.
“The transfer was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Cannon stated. “I want to thank all my Norcom coaches because they’ve invested so much in me ever since I got here and I love it. I love the energy at Norcom and the school spirit. Overall, it’s good to be a Greyhound.”
This energy has transferred to Cannon which in turn has increased his productivity on the football field. Coach Bobby Rome and VUL began to take notice not too long ago and provided Cannon with his first collegiate offer on Wednesday.
“It feels good to turn my dreams into reality,” Cannon explained. “I’ve been working and I can see that it’s starting to pay off. Coach Rome had a good conversation with me and then afterwards he told me he wanted to offer. That shook me and made me happy.”
In Cannon, Coach Rome feels as though he’s found an above average deep threat as he’s being recruited to play wide receiver. Aside from VUL, the Norcom product is also continuing to see increased interest from Penn State and ECU.
Currently the Greyhounds are on a three-game winning streak after losing their first game of the season against Hopewell during week three. Cannon has been a monumental catalyst on the offensive side of the ball along with Demonte Dunlap, Karon Prunty, Jacoby Smith, and Maurice Outten among others. The turnaround is a reflection of the trust the players have in Robert Jackson as well as his coaching staff and the goal is to continue to put more wins on the board with Lake Taylor on deck this Friday.
“The energy (is what changed),” Cannon said. “That loss (Hopewell) woke us up overall as a team. We know what we did wrong and what we need to fix. Every week need to continue to get better.”
– Brandon Mitchell