Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): Prospect Schon is a man among boys

On the field, Eric Junior Schon is a man amongst boys. The St. Joan of Arc High School prodigy is a force to be reckoning with on the defensive line.

The young man, despite his size (6’3 ½ , 290lbs), is a versatile athlete capable of playing both offense and defense. Throughout his young career, Schon has played defensive tackle, defensive end, left guard, right guard, long snapper, and tight end.

In the off-season, Schon attends football camps to improve his skillset and become a better football player. “I do very intense workouts and I also do football camps in Toronto, the University of Notre Dame Football Camp, and the University of Michigan Football Camp,” says Eric Schon.

Schon’s football career is one of a rapid ascension to the pinnacle of Canadian high school football. He began playing five years ago in House League, and through determination, passion, and hard work moved up the ranks. This past January, Schon was selected to play on Team Ontario in the International Series.

“I got selected to play as a starter for Team Ontario Junior Varsity Team vs. Team USA Uner-16 National Team at the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from January 11-17, 2017. On January 17, 2017 I was a starter in the game vs. Team USA U-16 National Team, and played almost every series,” says Schon.

Similar to every defensive player, Schon loves the physicality of the game of football. “I love to play football because it is my passion, it is stress free, and I also love the hitting,” says Schon.

Schon is coming to the CFCFPC not with the mindset to be a “star”, but to make the team and have a chance to lead his teammates. “My goals for the OPC are to make the team and hopefully be a starter/captain,” says Schon.

Passion, leadership, and work ethic are qualities that define Eric Schon, the football player. Those qualities also define his idol, Ray Lewis. “My football role model is Ray Lewis because of the intensity he brings to the game, as well as his work ethic, and passion,” says Schon.

Eric Junior Schon (#66, 68, 92)
Positions: left & right guard, defensive tackle, defensive end, long snapper, tight end
Height/Weight: 6’3 ½, 290lbs
Teams: Huronia Stallions, St. Joan of Arc Knights High School, Team Ontario, Metro Toronto Wildcats, Vaughan Rebels
Class: 2020

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