Dinos attracts four more CFC100s

Calgary welcomes two local commits and two out-of-province commits to their 2018 class.

CFC100 linebacker Subomi Oyesoro from Crescent Heights High School and CFC100 defensive backs Sebastien Reid and Sammy Sidhu from New Westminster Secondary School are ready to add their talents to the University of Calgary Dinos.

CFC100 defensive back Jacob Biggs from St. Francis High School will also be joining the Dinos.

Subomi Oyesoro

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Subomi Oyesoro soon found himself in Calgary, Alberta. He wouldn’t be leaving his home anytime soon. “I chose the University of Calgary because I get to stay close to my loved ones, the school is good and so is the football,” he said.

“From the start the coaches have been welcoming to me,” he added. “They didn’t push too hard in the recruiting process and they respected my mother and myself.”

In his five-year career, Oyesoro has played with the Calgary Mavericks and the Crescent Heights Cowboys (Calgary High School Athletic Association). The 6’1, 208lbs athlete is interested in Engineering.

Sebastien Reid

When Sebastian Reid visited the Dinos, he described the team as having an ‘all-business’ feel. “Everyone is there for a reason and that’s to get better and compete for Vanier Cups and send players pro,” he said. “Their coaching staff is really accomplished and knows how to get the job done and they develop their players well on and off the field.”

It isn’t all seriousness with the Dinos, however. Reid said that, “The whole campus and family-type atmosphere was something I fell in love with on my first visit and I’m excited to be apart of it, especially with this amazing class we have signed.”

While in university, Reid is interested in taking Communication Studies and Media. “I was basically taught to describe it as business without the numbers and it’s such a versatile degree to have and I want to get in the avenue of sports broadcasting,” he said.

Reid will be travelling across provincial lines from his hometown of Surrey, BC. There, he played with the Surrey Tigers and Bears in his eight-year career. In high school, he was a member of the New Westminster Hyacks (BC Secondary Schools Football Association).

This year, the 5’10, 170lbs athlete was named to the First Team All-Canadian. He was also a provincial AAA all-star and he led the league in interceptions and return touchdowns. He said that the, “provincial AAA championship was the craziest game I’ve ever witnessed and got to be apart of it.”

Before moving to the next level, he would like to thank the Hyacks and Air Raid Academy “for being a big part in my football development and my family for being there for me as much as they can.”

Sammy Sidhu

When Sammy Sidhu reviewed the Dinos, he was impressed with what he saw. “I chose Calgary for a variety of reasons, but the main ones include the structure of the football program set in place as well as the (fact that the) university has an abundance of programs that are well recognized throughout the nation and worldwide,” he said.

Sidhu, who is interested in Engineering or Business, added that he really likes the Dinos’ coaching staff.

The 5’11, 185lbs linebacker and defensive back was also a member of the Hyacks in high school. A fellow product of Surrey, BC, he played with North Surrey Minor Football and the Royal City Hyacks in his nine years of football. He is a 2015 junior AAA provincial championship and was a member of the 2017 provincial AAA championship team.

Jacob Biggs
Jacob Biggs comes from Calgary, Alberta, and has been involved in the sport for nine years. Standing at 6’0, 175lbs, he has played as a running back and cornerback for the St. Francis Browns (CHSAA).

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