Guelph brings 2 commits to offense and defense

Gryphons welcome two Ontario commits to their Class of 2017.

Ben Cadman, a defensive back from Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School and Ethan Hill, a receiver from St. Thomas of Villanova College, are ready to make their mark on the U Sports league with the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Ben Cadman

Ben Cadman (#1). Courtesy of Bed Cadman.

Ben Cadman spent more time in hockey than he did in football, but, in the end, it’s in the context of football that the next chapter of his life will take place in. The seven-year veteran of football played with the Corpus Christi Longhorns (Halton Secondary School Athletic Association) and will now be looking to tackle university ball.

“I committed to Guelph because of the competitive football and academics,” the future commerce student said. “(Also for the) beautiful campus and new facilities.”

The 6’0, 170lbs product of Oakville, Ontario, also suited up for the Burlington Stampeders (OFC) and Team Ontario flag football. The 2016 OFC top DB prospect said that the Gryphons’ coaching staff is very respectable, profession and experienced.

Ethan Hill

Courtesy of Ethan Hill.

Ethan Hill, the Gryphons’ newest slot receiver, chose Guelph for a few different reasons. “I loved the community feel at the school and felt welcomed right away,” he said. “The fact that they have a great football program was a huge bonus for me.”

Feeling welcome in a new school often starts with the coaching staff and Hill was not disappointed. “I am very impressed with the coaching staff. They have been completely honest with me throughout the recruiting process and have made me feel like a priority to them,” he said. “I am excited to work under their supervision for the next four to five years.”

Standing at 5’8, 170lbs, Hill has played with the Villanova Knights (York Reginal Athletic Association) for four years and the York Simcoe Bucs (now called the York Region Lions) between grade four and grade nine. He has also played Kingdom Force 7v7 football since grade ten. He is originally from Aurora, Ontario, which is north of Toronto and bit south of Newmarket. He is a five-time high school offensive MVP. In 2016, he won a Tier 2 YRAA championships with Villanova.

Ready to join the ever-growing class of new Gryphons, Hill said, “I’m excited to be a Gryphon!”

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