Commit believes Windsor Lancers young team will turn heads

Windsor adds northern Ontario commit to their Class of 2018.

Throughout the recruiting process, Pitia Modi, an athlete from St. Ignatius High School, felt the love from the Windsor Lancers coaching staff, and he isn’t shy to give it back.

“The coaches really had me sold on the program while they were recruiting me by expressing to me what they wanted to do with me in the scheme,” Modi said. “The coaches (also) expressed that they wanted to use me to my fullest potential, not just one position, because of my versatility as a defensive player.”

He added that the coaches would contact him regularly, asking him how he was doing, which he said showed how much they cared. “The way they all present themselves (shows) that they care about you as a person before a football player,” Modi said. “I really love the coaching staff at Windsor. They have one of the best, young head coaches in the country, Joe D’Amore.”

Courtesy of Pitia Modi.

Modi is also confident in the rest of the Lancers coaches. “The experience of the staff members helps a ton because they know what is required to get you to the next level and also achieving success in the classroom,” the potential psychology or business student said. He is interested in becoming either a sports or clinical psychologist.

While the Lancers are in a rebuilding phase, Modi said the patience of the team is unbelievable. “There are so many young, talented players that just need time to grow then people will be turning heads. It’s a matter of trusting the process,” he said.

Modi was born in Amman, Jordan. He is one of five siblings. He has a brother and three sisters and his mother is physically disabled. He understands the importance of family, and he said he could see himself adjusting quickly to the family atmosphere of the Lancers.

Currently living in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Modi played high school ball with the St. Ignatius Falcons (Superior Secondary Schools Athletic Association). He was also on the Thunder Bay Knights U18 and the 2017 Team Halton-Peel at the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge. While he made the Team Manitoba Silver U18 squad, he wasn’t able to attend the Football Canada Cup due to family reasons.

In his five-year career, the 6’1, 177lbs athlete was a two-time junior varsity city champion. In 2014, he was a team captain and received the coaches’ choice award. The following year, his team captured the senior varsity city championship. He was named MVP of the championship game. The Falcons also won the city championship in 2016 and Modi was once again named the game’s MVP. The team went on to win the OFSAA Simcoe Bowl that year. This past season, he was a team captain.

Modi has a rather unique connection to the name ‘Windsor.’ “I grew up on a street off of a street called Windsor St.,” Modi said. “So, this must have been destiny for me to go down south.”

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