For K/P Sherwood and OL Adams, Laurier is the place to be

Laurier adds two southern Ontario commits to their Class of 2018.

What does Max Sherwood, a kicker from Cardinal Newman, and Isaiah Adams, an offensive tackle from Pickering High, have in common? Aside from the obvious answer of football, they also share a great admiration for one university in particular, the Sir Wilfird Laurier Golden Hawks.

Max Sherwood

Courtesy of Max Sherwood.

Max Sherwood walked onto Laurier’s campus as an undecided recruit and left a Golden Hawk. The transition process was aided by Coach Darcy, who Sherwood said was his main scout throughout the recruiting process. He added that Darcy is an awesome guy who was able to connect with him through education and football.

“(Laurier) is a first-class educational institution with a top football team. It is a perfect combination of academic and athletics,” Sherwood, who is interested in business, said. “The head coach and other coaches were awesome as well, all smiles and very welcoming.”

Standing at 6’2, 175lbs, Sherwood currently plays with the Cardinal Newman Cardinals (Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association). He has also has played two seasons with the Hamilton Jr. Tiger-Cats (OPFL).

“I am proud to be a Golden Hawk,” Sherwood said. “Laurier’s football community is awesome and I was invited in with a warm welcome from everyone.”

Isaiah Adams

Courtesy of Isaiah Adams.

When it comes to the Golden Hawks, Isaiah Adams echoes similar sentiments as Sherwood. It didn’t take long for him to realize that he belonged at Laurier.

“When I showed up to the school for the first time, I knew it was the right one. My dream came true committing to this school and I knew it was home right away,” Adams said. “There is no place I’d rather be for the next four to five years of my life and years beyond that.”

So, what was it that has Adam swooning? He said that the atmosphere on game day, at practices and during training camp never changes. He added that the best coaches are there.

In grade nine, as a youngster trying out for the U17 International Bowl, he met Irv Daymond. He said the coach took a chance and selected him. “From the week I spent with him, his character and passion for the game stood out, such a caring guy, like all the other coaches on their staff,” Adams said.

“Head Coach Faulds and Coach Cameron gave me the opportunity and having guys like that to help me grow as a person on and off the field (and) to (help me) reach my ultimate goal makes my decision a lot easier,” he added.

The 6’5, 275lbs product of Ajax, Ontario, has played for Team Ontario, the Pickering High Trojans (Durham Region High School Football) and the Durham Dolphins (OPFL). He is currently interested in political science.

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