Local recruit looks to reach full potential with Gee-Gees

Kingston defensive back joins OUA team’s 2015 class.

In his quest to achieve academic and gridiron goals, Connor O’Neil chose to stay close to home.

Recently, the 6’1, 185 pound defensive back from Kingston, Ontario committed to the Ottawa Gee-Gees. O’Neil will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“I chose to go to Ottawa for a lot of reasons,” elaborated O’Neil of his decision.  “Firstly, I am taking criminology and I am planning on attending law school so I felt academically and due to the strong ties to the Canadian government that the city of Ottawa has, I felt Ottawa would be the best decision to help me reach my academic goal.”

“Secondly, I felt with the coaching I would receive from the University of Ottawa coaching staff especially coach [Steven] Watt and Coach [Devin] Murphy that they would give me the best opportunity reach my potential and really develop me into the football player I want to be as they have produced multiple All-Canadians.”

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O’Neil completed his career with the Frontenac Falcons of the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association (KASSAA). This past season, the defensive back guided the team to the KASSAA League Championship en route to an OFSAA Bowl win. He caught seven interceptions, and tallied both a kick return and punt return major.  Moreover as a wide receiver, he scored five touchdowns.

Additionally, he suited up for the Kingston Grenadiers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). During his time there, O’Neil was selected as an OVFL All-Star.

With his commitment to the Gee-Gees, O’Neil will reunite with former Falcons teammate, running back Dustin Brogaard, who recently signed with the OUA team.

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