Football players recognized by recruiters
Posted: June 5, 2012
This has been a banner year for recruitment of SAC Varsity Football players. A total of five players have accepted scholarships to play ball at Canadian universities – the highest number in five years.
Saints’ team captain Yannick Harou was the last to make a commitment and will be taking to the field to play for the Western University Mustangs (CIS) in London, Ont., as will Thomas Di Falco.
Jamal Kett has accepted an offer from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., to play for the SFU Clan (NCAA D 2). Heading off to join the McMaster University Marauders (CIS) in Hamilton, Ont., is Mark Sandell, and Chris Houston has signed on to play for the Queen’s University Golden Gaels (CIS) in Kingston, Ont.
Len Gurr, Varsity Football Coach, says it is a significant achievement to have five players recruited and attributes much of the success to the players themselves. “Jamal and Yannick are regarded as two of the top offensive skill recruits in the entire country,” he says. “And Mark, Chris, and Thomas have been vital components of our team success over the past two seasons.”
Yet the success is also a result of a commitment by coaching staff to build a team with depth. The driving force for coaching has been to develop across-the-board talent and that effort has been recognized by recruiters.
Congratulations to the five young men who are surely on their way to further gridiron glory. “I’m confident they will enjoy tremendous academic and football success at their respective universities,” says coach Gurr.
Story by Lorne Chase