Golden Hawks offer challenge, growth to commits

Laurier adds three Ontario commits to their 2019 class.

Offensive lineman Luke Barsanti from Michael Power/Saint Joseph’s High School, defensive back Tristan Hudson from Football North Clarkson and defensive lineman Jahzion Holness-Edie from Westdale Secondary School, are excited for the chance to grow with the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Luke Barsanti

For Luke Barsanti, Laurier was it. “Laurier had exactly what I was looking for both academically and athletically. Their kinesiology program fit me well and they offered a strong-looking football program with great potential for me to grow as a person and player,” he said.

He added that, “The Laurier coaching staff is an amazing group of caring and professional leaders who I know will allow me to reach my full potential both on and off the field. The sense of commitment towards me a as a player and the potential they saw in me was something I really look forward to experiencing further. As well, the collective years of experience is a huge plus!”

Hailing from Etobicoke, Ontario, Barsanti played his entire four-year career with the Michael Power/Saint Joseph’s Trojans (TDCAA). He is a three-time TDCAA champion from 2014 to 2017. He also was a two-time OFSAA contender in 2016 and 2017.

Barsanti isn’t confined to one sport, however. He also plays hockey, lacrosse and goes skiing. “Looking to the future, I hope to play football for as long as I can,” he said, “but, at the same time, my main focus is slowing down and enjoying the next chapter of my football career with the Golden Hawks.”

Tristan Hudson

For Tristan Hudson, it was all about brotherhood. “I chose to commit to this school because Laurier has a good family feel and there is a good energy when you walk on the campus. Also, they have great football players that are going to challenge me every day,” he said.

It won’t only be the players who will challenge Hudson. “The coaching staff is great,” he said. “They can provide you with a lot of knowledge on the football side and they want to see you have a balanced life being a student-athlete, providing you with a lot of support to help you grow as a person.”

Hudson has played with Football North Clarkson since 2016 and the Durham Dolphins (OPFL) since 2015. The 6’2, 180lbs product of Scarborough, Ontario, is interested in communication studies.

Jahzion Holness-Edie

Jahzion Holness-Edie has played with the Hamilton Hurricanes (OFC) since 2015. The 6’3, 225lbs defensive end and tight end calls Hamilton, Ontario, home. He was also a member of the Westdale Warriors (HWIAC).

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