#CFC100 SB Nield has narrowed it down to two CIS schools

#CFC100 REC Tommy Nield has been battling opponents on the gridiron since he was eight years old. Since then, he’s been a part of the Guelph Jr. Gryphons as well as his high school team, the Centennial Spartans. Last season his team went all the way and won the title.

“The highlight of last season for high school was winning our City Championship,” Tommy says. “That was one of the best feelings in the world. The highlight of my varsity season was just getting used to playing with guys who are bigger, stronger and faster, which just really helped me grow as a player.”

As for the recruitment process, it has been a blast for Tommy.

“Recruiting process has been great so far,” he says. “I’ve enjoyed visiting the different schools and finding what I like best about each school, it’s definitely an exciting time for me.”

He has a keen interest in a couple CIS schools in Ontario. “Schools I’m considering are Guelph and Mac,” Tommy says. “I’m planning to do an official visit at both.”

Tommy Neild

When it comes to influences, his parents are at the top of the list, and coaches have guided him on his journey as well.

“The most influential people in my life are my parents,” he says. “They support me with everything I do, whether it’s football or academics. Also, there have been some coaches who were influential on me in football that gave me very valuable information that makes me a better player.”

Tommy tries to train as much as possible. “During the season I try to work out whenever I can, whether it’s going to the gym or just even working on routes or playing catch,” Tommy says. “But in off-season, I try to work out as much as possible, focusing on speed and strength.”

He thinks “it’s pretty cool” to be ranked in the #CFC100. “I hadn’t really thought much about it until I found out I was a part of it, but for me, it means my hard work is starting to pay off,” he says. Tommy was overjoyed when he first discovered that he had been chosen for the prestigious list, but continues to strive to be even better.

“I was excited when I found out that I was ranked, but felt some pressure like I have to start performing better, but I try not to think about it,” Tommy says. “I am just going to continue to work hard and practice to improve my ranking.”

His aspirations for the future include playing university football and getting a business degree.

Tommy Nield
REC
6’3, 185 lbs

Teams: Guelph Jr. Gryphons, Centennial Spartans (high school)
Commitment: None
Official Visits: None
Consideration: Guelph, McMaster, Open
Class: 2017

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