Guelph bound

California two way standout signs with OUA team.

Marcus Volpe is coming north of the border to begin the next phase of his academic and gridiron life.

Recently, the 5’9, 165 pound defensive back (safety)/ wide receiver from Tustin, California signed with the Guelph Gryphons.  Volpe will join the team for the 2014 OUA season.

Family tradition and history played a prominent role in why he decided upon the Gryphons.  The Guelph, Ontario school has been on his radar for quite some time.

“I have a family history at Guelph where my mother and father attended,” explained Volpe.  “In addition, all of my aunts and one uncle also attended and graduated.”

“Having been active in sports at Guelph my family have told many fond stories about the culture, the academics and the friendships they all made while attending the University of Guelph.  Having heard those stories, I have kept my eye on the school and specifically the football program.”

Additionally, the defensive back liked the positive direction the football program is headed towards and is thrilled to have the opportunity to make an impact in the years to come.

“I really like the sense of tradition and work ethic,” said Volpe.  “I also believe in the coaching staff and what they are building at Guelph.”

“I look forward to being a part of a long tradition and to working very hard to make myself a positive contributor to the team and the program. I’m excited and working hard to be ready for camp this year.”

Volpe joins the Gryphons after completing his high school career with the Beckman Patriots in Irvine, California.  During his three year stint with the Patriots, Volpe registered 118 tackles.


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