McMaster “pretty special” opportunity for local recruit (VIDEO)

Hamilton wide receiver opts to stay home, signs with OUA team.

Billy Olds will be playing in front of the hometown crowd in future years on the CIS stage.

Recently, the 6’0, 155 pound wide receiver from Hamilton, Ontario signed with McMaster Marauders.  Olds will join the Yates Cup Champions for the 2015 OUA season.

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“Playing football for my hometown is a pretty special thing to do and I also wanted to stay close with friends and family,” explained the wide receiver of his decision.  “Mac had also shown great interest in me for a while and I felt more wanted there opposed to other schools.”

“The coaching staff has been extremely kind to me and I’ve built a good relationship with them during my recruiting process. As well, I wanted to attend a great school academically where I can receive a respectable degree from. Also I wanted to play for a winning school and Mac has been very competitive in the OUA last couple years with Yates cups and reaching Vanier Cup Finals. They love to throw the ball there and as a receiver, that’s what you want.”

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Olds comes to the Marauders after completing his career with St. Thomas More Knights of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA).  This past season, he had 80 yards on six catches as he led the Knights to the HWCAA Championship.

Additionally, the wide receiver guided the Hamilton Hurricanes of the Ontario Football Conference to two consecutive league championship titles.


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