Gaiters welcoming atmosphere draws 3

Bishop’s adds two out-of-province commits and one international commit to their 2018 class.

University is a time to develop and receiver Cameron Cox from Glebe Collegiate Institute and defensive back Stephen Wise from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School have faith that they will becoming better men and athletes after a stint with the Bishop’s Gaiters.

Offensive lineman Mathias Bispels from Cégep de Thetford will also be joining the Gaiters.

Cameron Cox

When Cameron Cox visited Bishop’s, he had a sense of ease. “Everyone was very friendly and made me feel like I was apart of the family. Bishop’s is a place where I feel I can grow as a football player and academically (as well),” he said.

“The coaching staff was very welcoming when I arrived at Bishop’s,” he added. “They seem very committed to helping the football team compete at a high level and I felt that they believed in me and that I could contribute to the team.”

Cox, who is interested in business, was also impressed with the sporting facilities and campus, which he called very nice.

Cox spent his high school days with the Glebe CI Gryphons (NCSSAA). He also played with the South Ottawa Mustangs (NCAFA) and the Cumberland Panthers (NCAFA/OVFL) in his five-year career. In 2016 and 2017, he participated in the AIA All-Star Bowl.

With the new season fast approaching, the 5’10, 155lbs athlete said, “I can’t wait to show off my skills and play football for Bishop’s University.”

Stephen Wise

When Stephen Wise was evaluating schools, Bishop’s topped his list. He said he chose the school for its academics, the community feeling on campus and the chance to grow as an athlete.

“I think the coaches at Bishop’s are planning something very big that’s going to shock everyone else,” he added. “I’m extremely excited to work with them and join the family.”

From 2011 to 2014, Wise played SMFC football before joining the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders (ROPSSAA) in 2015. He has played the sport for seven years. In that time, he has won two defensive MVP awards and was a division champion from 2012 to 2014. He has also captured two track and field MVP awards in 2014 and 2015.

The 5’9, 165lbs product of Mississauga, Ontario, is interested in sports science.

Mathias Bispels

Mathias Bispels quite likes his new country and has decided to stay a while. Born in Aix-en-Provence, France, he as been playing with Les Filons du Cégep de Thetford (RSEQ Division 2) in Thetford Mines, Québec. He is 5’11, 285lbs.

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