Explosive Royal

British Columbia receiver eyeing options from both sides of the border.

Handsworth Royals’ receiver Jacob Ghazizadeh has a busy summer ahead of him.

Jacob Ghazizadeh

Wide Receiver

6’2, 188lbs

Handsworth Secondary Royals (high school: BCHSFA)


Officials Visits:

British Columbia, Open


Jacob has been playing football since the eighth grade and currently is a wide receiver with the Handsworth Royals of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).

The Royals’ receiver has been honoured with the team’s junior varsity MVP Award.

Last season, the Royals travelled to Oregon where Jacob experienced a football highlight by getting the start in the game.

“I started and had three receptions and a 20-yard-pick. It was a great time playing and competing in the states,” he reflects.

Jacob wouldn’t be where he is today without the support of his parents, whom he regards as the biggest influence to his football career.

“They always support me and send me to camps,” adds Jacob.  “Without them I wouldn’t be the individual I am today.”

Furthermore, Jacob appreciates all the help and instruction his speed and receiver coach, Kyle Kawamoto has given him.

“I would definitely would love to fill his footsteps,” Jacob says of Coach Kawamoto. “He always teaches me new moves and jukes I can use on other defensive players.”

“He’ll always help me when I want to workout and he trains me hard.”

Jacob’s determination to be a great football player is evident through his passion for the sport.

The Royals’ standout has been enjoying the recruitment process thus far and has been contacted by many schools including University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as schools south of the border –  Nebraska, Washington, San Diego State, USC, UCLA, Michigan, Texas and Tennessee.

“All of the mail I’ve received so far have been camp invitations from coaches that would like me to attend the camps to assess me better,” adds Jacob of the schools that have contacted him.

This summer, he will be making official visits to USC, UCLA, San Diego State, Washington, SFU and UBC.

Jacob wishes to play football while studying commerce in university.

During the offseason, Jacob plans to attend many training camps, such as the Washington Rising Stars Camp, the University of Southern California Camp and the UCLA Camp.

The receiver will be looking to improve his skills for next season by focusing on weight training and on-field training.

“To improve this season, I will be working on my speed and footwork with college coaches and college players,” Jacob states. “I will be on the field and in the weight room most days of the week working on my strength and explosiveness.”

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