Lancers sign trio of recruits (VIDEO)

Recently, the Windsor Lancers announced that three recruits have signed with the football program.

Devon Woods, Josh Klinck and Matthew Day are the newest Lancers.  All three recruits will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

Devon Woods commitment 2

DEVON WOODS:

The 6’3, 180 pound wide receiver/defensive back from Windsor, Ontario will commence his CIS career at home.  This past November, Wood guided the W.F Herman Green Griffins of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSSAA) to their third consecutive OFSAA Bowl win and seventh straight City Championship.

Woods was selected as 2014 WECSSAA Offensive Player of the Year.

“Devon is a very talent football player,” commented Lancers Head Coach Joe D’Amore.  “He is athletic and has great length and speed.”
“He is a huge pickup for us, not only because of his football skills, but he comes from a program that knows how to win and we are looking to add those types of kids to our program. He will compete immediately for playing time. We are still unsure what side of the ball he will play, but he will compete early for playing time. “

For his part, the opportunity to play in his hometown at the CIS level was too good of an offer for Woods to pass up.

“I felt like it would be in my best interest to stay at home and play for Windsor,” explained Woods of his decision.  “I just felt like I will be more comfortable and happy at home.”

“Having the physical support of everyone who’s already been with me thus far was important to me because university itself is already a handful.  I’m also very excited to be a part of my home team; I think by playing for them I can use my skills and winning attitude to help benefit the team by coming from such a successful program at W.F Herman.”

Josh Klinck commitment

JOSH KLINCK:

The 5’9, 185 pound defensive back is also a local product.  In 2014, Klinck led the W.F Herman Green Griffins of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSSAA) to their third consecutive OFSAA Bowl win and seventh straight City Championship.

“Josh is a jack of all trades kind of player,” assessed D’Amore.  “He played all positions in high school from safety to offensive line, to linebacker and wide receiver.”

“He has great knowledge of the game and another player with great speed. Adding two players from the Herman program is big for us as we continue to add that winning culture. He will compete for playing time in the secondary early and will be a valuable asset on special teams.”

Matthew Day commitment

MATTHEW DAY:

The 5’10, 210 pound linebacker from London, Ontario joins the Lancers after completing his high school career with John Paul II Jaguars of the Thames Valley Region Athletic Association (TVRAA). This upcoming summer, he will suit up for the Forest City Thunderbirds of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

“Matt is a physical inside linebacker that plays fast and strong against the run,” commented D’Amore. “He has great size for a high school player and showed great instinct on his film.”

“He will compete for playing time on specials early and we hope he can develop into a solid middle linebacker for us.”

While family played a significant part in his decision, there were a couple of additional factors which swayed Day towards the Lancers.

“A couple reasons I committed to Windsor is because my sister attends the university and had told me good things, also I have family there as well,” said Day.  “After going on a tour of the campus that also definitely helped, being able to see the whole environment intrigued me and made me want to attend the university as well.”

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