Rebuilding appeal

Patrick O'Neill commitment

Edmonton pivot opts to stay home for CIS career.

Rebuilding magnetism has played a role in a recruit’s decision to commence his CIS at home.

Patrick O’Neill recently committed to the Alberta Golden Bears for the 2014 CWUAA season. The 6’1, 180 pound quarterback from Edmonton, Alberta especially liked the philosophies that Head Coach Chris Morris continually emphasizes on and off the field.

“The factors that led me to commit to the University of Alberta were really related to what direction the program is headed in,” explained O’Neill.  “I really am impressed with what Coach Morris has done to turn things around.”

“The team discipline instilled by Coach Morris and his staff will surely lead to great success in the next few years. I was impressed with the level of commitment expected from Bears players -including but not limited to daily 6:00 am workouts, daily study hall and daily practices. Coach Morris’ emphasis on education and family were significant factors in my decision to commit to the Golden Bears.”

The Edmonton quarterback recently completed his high school career with Jasper Place Rebels of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA). This past season, O’Neill had 71 completions in 125 attempts for 1586 passing yards and 19 passing touchdowns.  Moreover, he amassed 310 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.   Additionally, O’Neill played for the West Edmonton Raiders organization (atom to bantam).



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