CFC 100 lineman commits to NCAA’s Seton Hill

Another CFC 100 recruit is going the NCAA route.

Jonathan Zamora has verbally committed to Division 2’s Seton Hill Griffins.  The 6’3, 302 pound offensive lineman (also plays on the defensive line) from Mississauga, Ontario will join the team for the 2015 NCAA season.

Zamora began playing at the age of six.  He has played for the Oshawa Hawkeyes of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and most recently attended Canadian Prep Academy.

Among the honours he’s received during his career include Team MVP, Offense MVP, Team Captain and Most improved Awards.

Additionally, he was thrilled with the national recognition on being ranked on the CFC 100.

“I’m happy being ranked as a CFC 100 player because there are thousands of kids in Canada so it’s great to be known,” expressed Zamora.  “I will let my highlight film and statistics do the talking for me on how you guys want to rank me on the CFC 100.”

This past fall, he experienced a special gridiron highlight.

“The most memorable football experience I have had was on October 31, 2014,” recalled the CFC 100 lineman.  “It’s my birthday, and my father came down to watch me and my brother play American football for the first time.”

“We were playing against Steubenville high school in Ohio, a considered “power house” in Ohio, under the lights in front of a huge crowd. We played hard until the very end; unfortunately we lost 28-30. I was very proud of the way our team came together this game. I had to play both sides of the ball, due to some guys being injured, and I played my heart out. So that has to be the most memorable football experience.”

In his quest to achieve further gridiron success, the Ontario lineman frequently trains hard.

“My workouts are everyday during the week at 2:00pm here at CPFA,” described the CFC 100 of his training regimen.  “It consists of cardio, power lifting and endurance training.”

“I am pretty happy to see results paying off.”

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With his ultimate gridiron dream becoming a reality, it is not lost on Zamora of how he got there and credits his family for his success.

“My Mom, Dad, and Brother are the most influential people in my life,” expressed the lineman.  “My Mom was always the one to make me see the good in people, she always made sure I was taken care, and did whatever it took to make sure I was happy.”

“|She passed away October 5th, 2012. Ever since then I play for her on the field, I go do good things for her in whatever I do. I was influenced to start my studies in university to be on the road to become a doctor because I want to help people. My father has always been there for me, making sure I’m exceeding at whatever I do, making sure I’m doing the best I can. He showed me the definition of “Grind” so my passion, my goals, my drive, all come from him because I always try my best to exceed at whatever I’m doing. Finally, my brother. We have been through so much together, I just feel like he sometimes motivates me to get through whatever we are doing instead of me motivating him. He is truly an influence.”

Overall, the CFC 100 standout has learned the recipe for success from the game and hopes to transcend what he has learned to the NCAA ranks.

“Some things that I have learned from football that I will carry on in life, is that you are as strong as your weakest link,” commented Zamora.  “Everyone matters and everyone has an impact in whatever you may do.”

“So helping out anyone in need of assistance is my pleasure. Also, another thing I will carry on in life is that you have to be a leader, and step up to the plate and make decisions; that no one else wants to make. Making sure the people around me are always focused and ready for whatever.”




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