2 NCAA transfers join Blues

Source: University of Toronto Varsity Blues Sports Information

The University of Toronto football team is pleased  to announce the addition of two NCAA transfers in running back Kaleb Leach and offensive lineman Nicholas Wasylyk for the 2016 season.

A 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back from Frankfort, Kentucky, Leach played three seasons for the Florida Tech Panthers, leading the squad in rushing touchdowns in 2013. He earned academic all-conference honours for three consecutive years, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in business and environmental studies.

Leach earned all-state, all-region and all-district MVP honours as a member of the Frankfort High School Panthers in 2012. He is no stranger to football success as his father, William, was a defensive back for the Kentucky State football team and his oldest brother, William, was an all-conference tight end of the Kentucky State football team.

Leach will begin his graduate studies in Theology at Wycliffe College this September.

Wasylyk is a 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman from Tusculum College in Tennessee. Similar to Leach, Wasylyk is expected to make an immediate impact on the Blues roster this fall. The Mississauga, Ont., native could possibly fill the void of recent CFL draftee DJ Sackey and help the team achieve its goals for the 2016 season.

Wasylyk will also continue his impressive academic career as he begins his graduate studies in rehabilitation science this fall. He won the Tusculum male freshman of the year academic award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA and went onto earn recognitions for the Dean’s List, Charles Oliver Gray Honors List and the President’s List during his undergraduate career.

“Kaleb and Nick are great additions to the program and highlight the class,” said Greg Gary, who enters his sixth season as Blues bench boss this fall. “It’s a solid recruiting class and everyone meets the academic standards needed to succeed at the U of T.”

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