CFC100 joins Guelph Gryphons

Gryphons bring in CFC100 commit to 2017 class.

CFC100 Jared Beeksma, a linebacker from Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, has found that his new team, the Guelph Gryphons, offers him everything he needs to be successful in both life and football.

When both your football and academics needs fall in line together at a school, it can leave you with a pretty good feeling. “The football team made me feel (like I) belonged and (I was) part of the family. Guelph offered everything I wanted and some when it comes to academics. It was a perfect fit for me,” the future business student said.

It doesn’t hurt when you find a coaching staff that emulates a team mentality. “I really liked Head Coach Kevin MacNeill’s vision of the program. I really sense the coaching staff is a really tightly knit group of guys that all want the best for the guys on the team. I have had great conversations with almost every member of the coaching staff,” Beeksma said.

Courtesy of Jared Beeksma.

In his 12-year career, he as played for the Jacob Hespeler Hawks (Waterloo-Cambridge Secondary School Athletic Association) and the Cambridge Lions (OVFL). He is 6’1, 195lbs and hails from Cambridge, Ontario. He has won four WCSSAA championships from 2013 to 2016. He also won a CWOSSA championship in 2016. In his OVFL career, he won a championship in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Beeksma knows that he wouldn’t have found such success with his team without strong coaches calling the shots. “I would just like to thank all the coaches that I have been able to play under, especially Cambridge Lions and Jacob Hespeler S.S.,” he said. “Special consideration given to Greg White, Anthony Magiacommo and David Stoddart.”


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