British Columbia recruit ‘felt like home’ at Guelph

Victoria defensive end/tight end joins OUA team’s 2015 class.

Byron Mackinnon is leaving the West Coast to begin his CIS career.

Recently, the 6’3, 228 pound defensive end/tight end committed to Guelph Gryphons.  Mackinnon will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

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Born in Youngstown, Alberta, Mackinnon moved to Victoria, British Columbia at the age of six. Recently, he completed his career with Mount Douglas Rams of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).  This past season, Mackinnon recorded 13 sacks, registered 33 solo tackles and had 15 pass knockdowns.

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For his part, Mackinnon is making the move to Ontario after he was impressed with what he saw during his official visit to Guelph this past fall.

“I committed to Guelph because when I went on my visit in September every clicked right away for me,” explained Mackinnon. “It felt like home when I was there.”

“The guys I met with treated me like I was part of the team and made me feel welcomed. The school itself has amazing academics. Guelph has one of the top human kinetics programs and I’m looking forward to studying and playing at an amazing school.”


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