Lancer commits impressed with team’s talent

Windsor adds one local commit and two Toronto commits to their 2018 class.

Offensive lineman George Una from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School and defensive back Brad Williams from Holy Names Catholic High School are ready to do something special with the University of Windsor Lancers.

Quarterback Elijah Blake from St. Thomas Villanova Catholic High School will also be joining the Lancers.

George Una

Even before university football was on his radar, George Una had an inclination he would attend Windsor. “I was thinking about Windsor before I knew I would be able to play football and purse my academic career,” he said. “I wanted to get away from home and live on my own since I’ve been (living) under my mom my entire life.”

With newfound independence on the way, Una said that Windsor’s campus stood out to him and he liked the fact it is close to the American border. “The coaching staff really made it feel like home for me,” he added. “It was almost as if I was meant to be there. Me and Coach Beardy really clicked, so I knew it would be great to have him as my positional coach for the next few years.”

The 6’3, 300lbs offensive guard played with the Brampton Bulldogs (OPFL). Originally from Toronto, Ontario, he has applied to the communication, media and film program. He has aspirations of attending law school afterwards.

Brad Williams

It’s probably an understatement to say that Brad Williams is excited to reconnect with some familiar faces in the Lancers’ locker room. “The fact that this is my hometown and I’d be playing with other athletes I’ve previously played with, I knew it would help make the transition from high school to university football easier,” he said.

“I chose Windsor because I saw the talent that was being brought in, along with the talent that was already here and what we have to build upon,” Williams added. “Windsor’s coaching staff is great (also). They brought in a few new coaches and they set a great atmosphere for the athletes, really brining the team together.”

Williams is also interested in the communication, media and film program. He said that it is fairly new, and it fits perfectly in with what he would like to study in university.

Standing at 5’9, 180lbs, Williams played with the Holy Names Knights (WECSSAA) and the Essex Ravens (OPFL). Last season, he helped the Knights upset the Herman Griffins, the reining WECSSAA champions. The team went on to win the SWOSSAA. “It was later topped off by upsetting the number one ranked South Lions at OFSAA,” Williams said. “It was by far my favourite high school game and memory.”

Elijah Blake

Elijah Blake from Scarborough, Ontario, played with the Scarborough Thunder. He is 5’10, 200lbs.

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