Guelph dips into Niagara region for newest recruit (VIDEO)

St. Catharines defensive lineman becomes newest recruit to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

Lukas Brennan will be a Guelph Gryphon in 2015.

This past week, the Gryphons announced that the 6’3, 244 pound defensive lineman from St. Catharines, Ontario has signed with the team.  Brennan will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“Lucas has a huge upside,” commented Gryphons Defensive Coordinator Kevin MacNeill.  “He is hard working guy that has great strength of character which is something we look for in the players we recruit.”

“He has also shown that he can play against the top talent in Canada.”

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Brennan joins the Gryphons after playing for Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs of the Niagara Region High School Athletic Association (NRHSAA).  For four seasons, the defensive standout has also suited up for the Niagara Spears of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). On the defensive line, Brennan plays at both the end and tackle positions.

“I committed to Guelph for several reasons,” explained Brennan of his commitment.  “One of them is I had a great relationship with the positional coach, Coach [Brian] Cluff.”

“One thing I saw as I visited the school is the defensive lineman all seemed to be having fun with him as a coach. Also, I saw a need at defensive line, not necessarily immediately because they do have a ton of talent, but in a year or two for sure. Lastly, I chose Guelph because I want to win. The way I see it is, if your options are wide open, why wouldn’t you chose the school that’s going to have the most success? It will be harder to shine on such a talented roster but I have always loved the challenge.”

Gryphons Assistant Special Teams Coach and Niagara recruiter John Cassasanta said that Brennan will be a perfect fit with the Gryphons due to the talent, experience and intangibles he brings to the team.

“Lukas Brennan is a prototypical Gryphon – hard working, determined and adaptable,” expressed Cassasanta.  “He is an extremely team oriented player who focuses on the success of the team more so than individual success.”

“He has a physical presence and plays with an intensity, which is perfect for his position. His development at Guelph will produce another contributing Niagara Student Athlete to the Gryphon program.”




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