Gryphons stack up on determined commits

Guelph brings in three Ontario commits to their Class of 2017.

Kosi Onyeka, a defensive back from St. Roch Catholic School, Daniel Miller, an offensive lineman from St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School and Tyler Scholz, an athlete from AN Myer Secondary School, are ready to make some waves with the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Kosi Onyeka

Courtesy of Kosi Onyeka.

When Kosi Onyeka steps out onto the field for the University of Guelph Gryphons, he will be ready to show the U Sports league his grit and determination, a commonality in the Gryphons locker room.

“I committed to the University of Guelph due to its winning ways and program’s drive to be perfect. The persistence attracted me,” he said. “The coaches at Guelph are amazing. They have a huge chip on their shoulder with a drive to win.”

While Guelph may be a change of scenery from Brampton, Ontario, Onyeka was comfortable in his soon-to-be new surroundings. “Through the lifestyle and academic lens, the city of Guelph is very beautiful and warming. I feel at home when I’m around,” he said. He also found the coaches emanated such feelings: “They are warm and treat everybody like family.”

Onyeka is planning on taking Criminology from what he calls a reputable program. “The mentorship and support system is amazing and development on every level is extremely impressive,” he said. “I can’t wait to continue my education and be apart of such a good structured program.”

In his career, the 5’10, 175lbs athlete has suited up for the St. Roch Ravens (Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association) and the Brampton Bulldogs (OVFL). This past summer, he finished in the Top 10 in points in Ontario and was the team’s MVP. He will look to continue his success with the Mississauga Warriors (OVFL) this summer.

In his journey to the Gryphons, Onyeka has had some help along the way. “I would to take the time to thank everyone in my life that has got me to the point I’m right now,” he said. “The Onyeka family is nothing to mess around with.”

Daniel Miller

Courtesy of Daniel Miller.

Daniel Miller is also heading to Guelph from Brampton, Ontario. However, he suited up for the rival St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers (ROPSSAA). The 6’3, 280lbs centre and defensive tackle picked the Gryphons because he said it felt most like home to him.

“It’s not too far form home and they have a great football program that runs nonstop all year. I like how they are expanding the program and that they have a great academic program,” the future criminal justice student said.

To have a feeling of home, it helps to make someone feel comfortable. Miller, who has goals of becoming a police officer, was given such a feeling by the coaching staff. “They make you feel like a family and seems (like) they can push you to your full potential,” he said.

The six-year veteran was a 2016 ROPSSAA finalist this past season. He has also played with the Brampton Bulldogs. Miller added that, “I would like to thank my family for supporting me through all this and thank my coaches for all the hard work they did to get me where I am today.”

Tyler Scholz
Tyler Scholz is a versatile 6’3, 185lbs athlete who has suited up as a defensive back and running back during his career. Hailing from Niagara Falls, Ontario, he spent his high school career with the AN Myer Marauders (Niagara Catholic Athletic Association).

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