Is #CFC100 QB Rourke JUCO bound? (VIDEO)

Will the gridiron journey for #CFC100 top ranked quarterback Nathan Rourke take an unexpected detour?

It appears the 6’2, 205 pound pivot from Burlington is considering JUCO as an option.  An Alabama local media site has put forth an article which suggests this option.

While he did receive his first NCAA Division 1 offer from Football Championship Subdivision team, Alabama A & M Bulldogs before the Christmas break, his recruitment process south of the border has suddenly been tranquil – something that he hadn’t hoped for or expected when he moved to the state.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” offered Rourke to about the prospect of him going to JUCO.

This comes on the heels of Rourke winning the AISA Back of the Year Award that was handed out at the Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Banquet this past Wednesday.

Despite the outlook, the #CFC100 pivot is optimistic of his chances to join a team by NCAA Signing Day.  Multiple NCAA schools have shown interest in Rourke including Chattanooga, East Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Southern Mississippi, Troy and UCLA so he hopes that will translate in an eleventh hour offer.

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Recently, Rourke enjoyed a successful 2015 campaign that saw him lead the Alabama’s Edgewood Wildcats to their sixth straight AISA ‘AA’ Championship and extend a winning streak of 71 games which is a state record.

The Oakville pivot amassed 3,768 passing yards, 59 passing touchdowns and three interceptions this past fall with the Wildcats. His completion rate was 75 percent and he rushed for 385 yards as well as 12 touchdowns.

With this win, the #CFC100 prospect is the second consecutive Wildcats player to receive the honour.

Previous to the Wildcats, Rourke helped Holy Trinity Titans of the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association to an OFSAA Bowl victory in 2014. He also suited up for the Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

Rourke is also a previous participant of the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC).


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