CFC#3 Sutherland commits to NCAA’s Penn State Nittany Lions (VIDEO)

Yesterday in Ottawa, CFC#3 Jonathan Sutherland ended a lengthy recruitment process by announcing his verbal commitment to NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team, Penn State Nittany Lions:


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Posted by Victor Tedondo on Sunday, 24 July 2016

With his commitment, Sutherland extends a Canadian connection with the Nittany Lions as was the previous home of both Toronto running back Akeel Lynch  (now with Nevada Wolfpack) and 2014 #CFC100 top ranked prospect Michael O’Connor (guided UBC Thunderbirds to Vanier Cup in 2015 and former Gridiron Academy trainee).

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Sutherland visited the Nittany Lions the weekend of July 18th. Via several media outlets south of the border, he indicated that his comfort level and the ability to develop with teammates and the coaching staff is what prompted him to opt for the Nittany Lions.

During his recruitment, the 6’0, 190 pound defensive back from Ottawa, Ontario received 28 NCAA Division 1 offers.

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Last week, reported that Sutherland had narrowed down the finalists to five schools: Michigan Wolverines, Syracuse Orange, Boston College Eagles, Wisconsin Badgers and the Nittany Lions.

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Some of the other 28 NCAA Division 1 offers Sutherland received included ones from Louisville Cardinals, Temple Owls, Vanderbilt Commodores, Virginia Cavaliers, East Carolina Pirates, North Carolina Tar Heels, Miami Hurricanes, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Appalachian State Mountaineers, Iowa State Cyclones, Maryland Terrapins, Pittsburgh Panthers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Sutherland is currently playing alongside CFC#2 ViIain south of the border for Episcopal Maroon in Alexandra, Virginia.

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He has previously suited up for the Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and North Gloucester Giants of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

In May, Sutherland was ranked third in the first edition of the #CFC100 CLASS 2017 RANKINGS.

He trains with Tedondo at Gridiron Academy in Ottawa, Ontario.

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