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Dylan Weyell

BC & Ontario receivers newest recruits to join OUA team’s 2014 class.

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks have strengthened their receiving core through recruitment.

Dylan Weyell and Jonah Hopkins are the newest member of the Golden Hawks and will join the team for the 2014 OUA season.


The 6’1, 188 pound receiver from North Vancouver, British Columbia will make the trek out East to commence his CIS career.  Weyell found the right combination of things he was looking for and decided to commit to the Waterloo, Ontario school.

“I committed to Wilfrid Laurier because I thought it was the right fit for me,” explained Weyell of his decision.  “It’s a small school which has a great Arts Program and that’s what I am interested in.”

“It was perfect timing to join the team because they are young and hungry. The coaches have a vision and they are executing it. It’s a no huddle offence and that is what I like to run.”

This past fall, Weyell played for the Handsworth Royals of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).  This past season, he registered 500 receiving yards on 40 catches and scored six touchdowns (longest 40 yards).  For his exceptional play with the Royals, the receiver was selected as a league All-Star.

“Dylan is a great player from North Vancouver in British Columbia,” commented Golden Hawks Head Coach Michael Faulds.  “He is a tall and long wide receiver with added toughness from his rugby playing experience.”

“We are excited that he chose us here at Laurier and we are confident that he is going to really enjoy his experience here as a student athlete.”

Jonah Hopkins


The 6’1, 195 pound from Guelph, Ontario wants to achieve greatness not only on the gridiron, but also in the classroom.  Hopkins knows that he will thrive in the family environment at the OUA campus.

“I chose Laurier because it’s a smaller school with a phenomenal campus,” said Hopkins.  “The school isn’t too far away from Guelph and Waterloo is a great city.”

“I was really drawn in by their smaller class sizes and closer relationships to the professors.  The football team is headed in the right direction and I want to be a part of their success in the future.  I can tell Coach Faulds really cares about his players and loves what he does.  There is a real sense of family in the school and I instantly felt comfortable.”

Hopkins has played his entire career with the Guelph Collegiate (GCVI) Green Gaels of Guelph District 10 in the Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association (CWOSSA). This past season in five games, the receiver scored eight touchdowns and had 26 catches.

“Jonah is an all-round athlete from Guelph. Along with being a great receiver, he is also a rep basketball player,” expressed Faulds.  “His basketball skills translate into his football abilities as he has great leaping ability and terrific endurance.”


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