Cambridge Lion recruit now a Gryphon

Gryphons add a defensive back to their 2017 commitment class.

The Guelph Gryphons have secured a local recruit after Ben Slinger, a defensive back for the Southwood Sabres (Waterloo-Cambridge Secondary School Athletics Association), signed his letter of intent on Oct. 22.

Cambridge, the hometown of Slinger, is close to his new school. The young football player won’t have far to travel to get to a campus whose atmosphere he called outstanding.

He added that, “They’re a team that’s looking into the future and I love that. The facilities and the accommodations are incredible and I love the campus.”

Standing at 6’2, 180lbs, the product of the Cambridge Lions (Ontario Varsity Football League) will be brining some size to his position when he joins the Gryphons next season. Slinger said he is really excited to work with the team’s coaching staff.

“All the coaches are very personable guys and really care about the players! They just want the team to be one big family and they are definitely succeeding at it,” he added.

Slinger has only played football for five years. In his post-secondary career, he said he is interested in molecular biology and genetics. Last season, he won an OVFL senior varsity championship with the Lions.


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