#CFC100 DB Addae signs with NCAA’s University of New Hampshire Wildcats (VIDEO)

#CFC100 Alonzo Addae has made it official.

This morning, NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team, University of New Hampshire Wildcats announced that the 5’11, 185 pound defensive back from Pickering, Ontario has signed his Letter of Intent with the team:

 

Addae signed with the Wildcats for a couple of specific reasons.

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“For me, it was just about finding people who believe in me, a school I am comfortable at and a good education,” explained the Ontario defensive back.  “I finished with UNH, who was the only school to offer me my post grade year.”

Alonzo Addae Peddie 1 2015

This fall, Addae completed a stint with Peddie School, a New Jersey prep school where he suited up for the Falcons.

The defensive back was included in the #CFC100 CLASS 2016 RANKINGS.

Addae began his gridiron journey in grade nine.  Among the teams he has suited up for include Ajax-Pickering Dolphins of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and his high school team, St. Mary Monarchs of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA).

Alonzo Addae St Mary

During his time with the Monarchs, the #CFC100 guided the team to an OFSAA Bowl win.

Throughout his career, the defensive back has been recognized for his play with several honours including two consecutive OVFL All Star selections (2013, 2014), Monarchs Defensive MVP and LOSSAA Championship MVP.

Alonzo Addae OVFL

Moreover, Addae has represented his home province as a member of Team Ontario at the Football Canada Cup, where he helped the team to a bronze medal in Moncton, New Brunswick (2013) and a gold medal in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2015).  Additionally, the defensive back has been part of Team Canada’s under-18 junior national squad.

Alonzo Addae commitment 1

The defensive back hopes to make an immediate impact with the Wildcats.

“I will be able to go into UNH and compete to play,” said Addae.  “If I hit the ground running and beat out the returning players, then I will see immediate playing time.”

However, the #CFC100 recruit acknowledges that it may be tough to crack the lineup in his rookie campaign.  Despite that, he is optimistic of his chances.

“If it’s apparent that I will only be seeing limited snaps, the coaching staff assured me they will redshirt me so that I’ll be able to play a full freshman season with high reps,” commented Addae, who will also play on special teams as a punt/kick return specialist.  “At this point, there is only one scholarship athlete at both corner and free Safety which is where they see me fitting in.”

“Honestly just blessed;  I understand that a lot of people love to have the hype being D1A, but if you look at the league (NFL) right now, defensive backs are coming from anywhere D1A,D1AA,D2,D3,CFL etc.”

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