Commits looking to add talents to Waterloo Warriors

Waterloo adds one Ontario commit and one out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017.

Running back Olaitan Oyebanji from Robert Thirsk High School and defensive back Anthony Abele from Delhi District High School will be joining the Waterloo Warriors with one goal in mind: help the team become a top contender in the OUA.

Olaitan Oyebanji

Courtesy of Olaitan Oyebanji.

For a school to draw someone across three provincial lines, there has to be something pretty impressive about what it has to offer. For Calgary-product Olaitan Oyebanji, it was a combination of academics and the people at the helm of the football team.

He said he committed to Waterloo because of its “very high academic standings, as well as a good coaching staff. They seem very passionate about what they do and really care about the players’ well being.”

Standing at 5’11, 175lbs, Oyebanji is interested in Kinesiology. He spent three years with the Robert Thirsk Comets (Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association). He was athlete of the year in the 2015-2016 season. In 2016, he was an MVP and a city champion.

Anthony Abele

Courtesy of the Simcoe Reformer.

Anthony Abele is a little closer to Windsor. He calls Delhi, Ontario, his home where he played with the Delhi Raiders (Haldimand-Norfolk Football League). He told the Simcoe Reformer that he chose Waterloo because the team tried hard to make him feel at home. He added that he feels by the time he reaches his third or fourth year, the team will be challenging for a championship.

Abele is not the first member of his family to play in the U Sports league. His older brother, Johnny, plays as a defensive back for the Windsor Lancers.

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