The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees football program is excited to announce that Théo Deezar has committed to join the team in 2012. The 6`5 pivot hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Gee-Gee coaching staff is optimistic about his ability to continue the program’s legacy of excellence at the quarterback position.
“I could tell that the coaches are very knowledgeable and that they were going to help me get better,” commented Deezar in a phone interview, referring to his recent visit to the Ottawa campus. uOttawa quarterbacks coach Josh Sacobie is equally impressed by his new recruit, saying “Théo has all the skills you look for in a young quarterback. He has great size, a natural throwing motion, and is a student of the game – I look forward to working with him.”
Playing at the powerhouse St. Paul`s High School in Winnipeg, Deezar caught the Gee-Gees’ attention by earning a spot on the U18 Manitoba provincial team at the 2010 Football Canada Cup. This past season, the St. Paul’s Crusaders authored a perfect 10-0 season, capturing the Winnipeg High School Football League ANAVETS Bowl (AAA) championship. It was the second championship win for Deezar in his high school career.
That championship experience has given the 17 year old confidence in his leadership abilities. He describes his role on the turf as “being able to lead, turn the page if things aren’t going well and keep looking forward.”
“We are getting a very driven young man – he’s a good student, he trains hard, and he has aspirations for a football career. I’m excited that we’ll get to work with him for the next 4-5 years,” commented head coach Jean-Philippe Asselin upon sharing the news of Deezar’s commitment.
The honour roll student is planning to study business, and cited the Telfer School of Management as another important factor in his decision making process. “The way the business program is set up and the facilities that they have – I liked everything about the visit,” laughed the affable Deezar.
Deezar will join the Gee-Gees for August training camp as they prepare to open the 2012 football season on September 3 at Windsor. The Gee-Gees’ home opener is set for September 15 against the Vanier Cup champions, McMaster.