Jr. Gryphon, Longhorn now Golden Hawks

Laurier welcomes two Ontario commits to their Class of 2017.

Jordan Veltri, a defensive back from Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School and Keontae King, a wide receiver from Lourdes High School will be flocking to Waterloo in September to join their new team, the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Jordan Veltri

Courtesy of Jordan Veltri.

Originally from Burlington, Jordan Veltri has been entering the trenches for eight years. He has suited up with the Burlington Stampeders (OVFL) and the Corpus Christi Longhorns (Halton Secondary School Athletic Association). He will be going into Laurier’s Business program. “I chose to commit to Laurier because of both their top academics and football program,” he said.

Veltri, who is 6’0, 186lbs, added that, “The coaching staff sounds awesome and (they’ve) proved that Laurier is a top U Sports team.”

In 2013, he was a defensive MVP for the Stampeders. He also won back-to-back MVP awards in 2013 and 2014 with the Longhorns.

Keontae King

Courtesy of Keontae Knight.

It’s possible that Veltri has encountered Guelph-product, Keontae King at some point on the field. If not, well, there is no better place to get acquainted than playing on the same team. King, who has also hit the field as a defensive back, was drawn to Laurier because of the university’s offerings.

“I chose Laurier because they offer a policing course that I would like to take. The coaches are good people and so are the players as well as the campus people. Plus, the game day experience was overwhelming when I went on my visit,” he said.

“The coaching staff are amazing. They really care about every athlete and that was one of the reasons for committing.”

King, who is 5’11, 178lbs, added that although he will be pursuing sociology, he would like to take an online police course. Post-football, he said he would like to go into policing.

The 12-year veteran has uniforms from Team Ontario, Team Canada, the Guelph Bears (the current Junior Gryphons) and the Jr. Gryphons (OVFL). He is a D10 champion, an MOP, MVP and was awarded a defensive and a special teams major award.



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