CanWest Recruiting Wrap: Three CFC Prospect Game alumni find new homes

Manitoba Bisons

CFC Prospect Game CFC100 OL Carter Moore

CFC Prospect Game CFC100 OL Carter Moore out of CFC25 Vincent Massey (Brandon) will be staying close to home with his commitment to Manitoba.

The 6’4″, 350lbs monster earned an invite to participate in the CFC Prospect Game on TSN last year where he played for Team Matt Dunigan.

CFC Prospect Game CFC100 WR Jalen McDonald

The University of Manitoba has brought in another local recruit with the signing of CFC Prospect Game CFC100 WR Jalen McDonald out Vincent Massey (Winnipeg).

The 5’10”, 175lbs wideout was one of the lucky few who received an invite to the CFC Prospect Game on TSN last year where he lined up for Team Davis Sanchez.

DB Jake Deneka

Manitoba have signed a local defensive back to their roster with the commitment of DB Jake Deneka out of Grant Park.

“I chose the University of Manitoba because of how welcome they made me feel when I was there. They’ve already have made feel like a part of the culture,” he states.

The 5’11, 170lbs prospect will be taking a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian history, and is ready to do whatever it takes to help the Bisons reach the top of the CanWest mountain.

“My main goal for the Bisons is to make the travel roster whether it’s on special teams or on defence,” he states.


Alberta Golden Bears

CFC Prospect Game CFC100 DL Vincent Branauer

The Golden Bears have signed a big addition to their defence with CFC Prospect Game CFC100 DL Vincent Branauer out of CFC50 G.W. Graham in BC agreeing to join the program.

The 6’2″, 240lbs force earned an invite to the CFC Prospect Game on TSN last year where he was named the Defensive Line MVP for Team Davis Sanchez after an impressive 49-24 victory.

LB Riley Richardson

Alberta have signed LB Riley Richardson out of Lloydminster, who is excited to continue his football career with the Golden Bears.

“I chose U of A because it’s close to home and I like the atmosphere of the team,” he states.

The 5’11, 190lbs product has been playing football within Lloydminster, Alberta for eight years.

“My goal right now is just to properly settle into the team and new environment,” he responds.

WR Austin Grundy

WR Austin Grundy from Spruce Grove has joined the Golden Bears. Grundy will be looking to use his 6’0, 180lbs frame to help Alberta’s offence.

The young wide receiver has played football with the Parkland Panthers and Spruce Grove Cougars before moving on to the Golden Bears.

OL Ethan Stuart

The University of Alberta has signed one of the top offensive line prospects in the country with OL Ethan Stuart out of CFC50 Notre Dame ready to pursue his dream of playing football at the next level. He has already shown next level strength impressing his peers by lifting 225lbs an amazing 33 times.


Regina Rams

OT Keeton Buchinski

Regina has continued their offseason by signing OT Keeton Buchinski out of CFC50 Miller, who will stay home and suit up for the Rams in 2023. Buchinski chose the U of R because of the players and coaches.

“I think it is the best option for my football career, plus I get to stay home. A goal would be to win a Vanier cup with the Rams and to graduate with a degree and a great football career,” he states.

The Rams newest lineman weighs in at 6’2, 235lbs, and will be taking Industrial Engineering.

LB Daniel Thornton

Local LB Daniel Thornton out of Riffel has committed to the Regina Rams. The 6’1″, 180lbs product will enroll in Business Adminstration while on campus.

He has enrolled in Business Administration.

WR Kenton Appel

Regina are pleased to welcome another recruit from the CFC50 national champions Miller with WR Kenton Appel comitting to the Rams. The 5’8″, 155lbs prospect will also be enrolling in Business Administration.

OL Connor Klassen

Regina have tapped the local gold mine from the Regina Thunder with the signing of OL Connor Klassen. He grew up playing 6-man high school football for the Highway 55s in his hometown of Big River, and spent the last four years in the CJFL.

“I chose the U of R Rams because I was impressed with the coaches and what the program offered in terms of culture, player development, and the teams priorities,” he says. “I have friends on the team, and I’ve heard very good things. I have also lived in Regina for 4 years and it is my second home. The U of R was a no brainer for me.”

Klassen’s main goal is to come in and help the Rams offensive line as much as possible. “I want to bring in my experience and share whatever I can with the guys,” he says. “I also hope to learn as much as possible from them. Another goal is to balance school and football. Academics are important and need to be prioritized.”

The 6’4″, 310 recruit is in his third year of pursuing an Education Degree.

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