CFC100 commit and his best friend join Guelph Gryphons

Guelph adds London teammates to Class of 2018.

Offensive lineman Matt Adams and CFC100 quarterback Ethan Martin have had quite the history together at London South Collegiate Institute, and the pair will write the next chapter of their career together on the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Matt Adams

CFC100 Ethan Martin (left) and Matt Adams (right) celebrate a championship victory. Courtesy of Matt Adams.

Situated as the first line of defense for his quarterback, Matt Adams has been protecting Martin during his tenure as a centre and guard on the South Lions (Thames Valley Regional Athletics). “He is my best friend and we are signing together,” Adams said.

Part of a Lions’ dynasty that has gone 39-1 during his playing career for a total of three championships, Adams is looking to bring some of that success to the Gryphons.

“I chose Guelph because it’s the best fit for me,” Adams said. “I like the coaches a lot. They’ve never treated me wrong and they are always honest with me.”

Adams, who is interested in taking commerce, added that he likes the campus and the school had the program he wanted.

Hailing from London, Ontario, Adams said he also chose Guelph because it isn’t too far from home. In his career, he has played with Team Ontario at the Football Canada Cup, the London Minor Football Association Rams and the London Jr. Mustangs (OPFL). He can bench 225lbs in nine reps, can deadlift 500lbs and squat 365lbs.

CFC100 Ethan Martin

Ethan Martin has been involved in football for ten years. He has represented such teams as the Forest City Thunderbirds (OFC), the London Jr, Mustangs, the LMFA Rams and Team Ontario.

Standing at 6’1, 185lbs, Martin led his South Lions team to a 64-0 Independent Bowl victory over the McKinnon Park Blue Devils at the 2016 OFSAA festival. While the Lions, which were ranked number one in Canada all season, attended the Western Bowl at the 2017 OFSAA championships, Martin went down early with an ankle injury. The team lost 21-17 to the Holy Names Knights.

While Guelph and Western have been on Martin’s radar for a while, he also received an offer from Princeton and York. He plans on taking biomedical sciences with the goal of attending medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.

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