McGill stricken with Ontario invasion (VIDEO)

Three Ontario offensive standouts to begin CIS chapter with RSEQ team.

Recently, the McGill Redmen announced the commitment of three Ontario standouts to their football program.

Cameron Fryer, Matthew Prucha and Jacob Dwinnell have all joined the Redmen for the 2015 RSEQ season.

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The 6’1, 275 pound offensive lineman from Ajax, Ontario comes over the Redmen after completing a stint with Massachusetts prep team, Andover Big Blue.  This past season, he registered 46 tackles (including 36 solo tackles) and recorded five sacks in eight games.

Other teams Fryer has suited up for include St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues of the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), Notre Dame Cougars of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA) and the Ajax-Pickering Dolphins of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Among the honours he has received during his gridiron career include Big Blue “Iron Man” Award, Kerry Blues Lineman MVP Award and an OVFL All-Star selection.

There were several reasons why the Ontario offensive lineman decided on the Redmen.

“I committed to McGill because it is a world renowned university,” said Fryer.  “Not only will I be receiving an amazing education, but in five years I will have a great job.”

“I also love the coaching staff, players, McGill’s atmosphere and Montreal as a whole. I am aware that McGill’s football program has not had much success in recent years. However, I believe that with the current talent on the team, this outstanding recruiting class, and a little hard work, we will be successful. The coaches truly know what they are doing and I look forward to putting in work as a McGill Redmen.”

Matthew Prucha


The 5’10, 185 pound pivot from Markham, Ontario completed his high school career with Bill Crothers Colts of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA).  Prucha amassed 1607 passing yards, a 68 percent completion rate, 14 passing touchdowns, 143 rushing yards on 13 carries and a rushing major this past season.

In addition to the Colts, Prucha has also suited up for the Markham Raiders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Ultimately, Prucha wanted to attend a top-notch institution while getting a chance to play a game he is passionate about.  He found what he was seeking at McGill.

“I chose McGill because it is the best school academically in the country and having the chance to attend there and play football on top of that is just icing on the cake,” commented Prucha.  “The team is also a very young team and there opportunities for early playing time, plus I’m looking forward to a new experience in a new province.”

“I also really love the history of the program and I love the chance that me and the rest of the commits have a chance to rebuild it.”

Jacob Dwinnell


The 6’0, 175 pound receiver from London, Ontario finished his high school career with Catholic Central Crusaders of the Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association (TVRAA).

Overall, reputation as well as the chance to grow into an elite player under the instruction of Redmen Offensive Coordinator Pat Boies sold Dwinnell on making the move to Quebec to commence his CIS career.

“I decided to commit to McGill because it was the best choice for me as a student-athlete,” explained Dwinnell of his decision.  “Academically, McGill has an incredible reputation and I felt it would allow me to succeed as a student and take the path I want to take.”

“It is in a great city and has a lot of international recognition and it felt like the best fit for me. From a football perspective, Coach Boies was amazing and really took the time to get to know me which really made it an easy decision. I felt it would be the best place for me to develop as a player and I wanted to be a part of such a historic football program. I really think the program has a bright future and I’m excited to be a part of it.”



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