Ontario Prospect Challenge follow-up profile: Dominic Ciraco


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Position: LB/OG
Height/Weight: 6’1″, 245Ibs
Teams: Burlington Stampeders, Assumption High School
Commitment: N/A
Official Visits: N/A
Consideration: N/A
Class: 2016

When Dominic Ciraco arrived at this year’s Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC), he wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

After playing with the same group of players for six years in Burlington, there was an apprehension as to just how good his new competitors would be. Joining and playing against the best Ontario has to offer is a challenging task.

“Playing in the OPC allowed me to realize where I am skill-wise in relation to the other players in Ontario,” he said, “It was hard to know where I stood.”

Nonetheless, Ciraco insists the OPC was a good opportunity and part of a growing process as a young football player.

Notably, thankful for the relationships he was able to forge, noting that meeting the players he’s normally competing against was a special takeaway from the week.

At this point though, Ciraco isn’t focused on the OPC with summer and fall leagues to worry about.

While he’s thankful for the opportunity, Ciraco wants to focus on continuing to improve as a player.

“I really enjoyed my experience with it this year,” he says, noting he’s not sure whether he will participate in next year’s OPC because it’s not on his mind, a testament to a workers-like mentality that isn’t focused on anything but the present.

This summer, the former Team West member in the “Junior Varsity” class is suiting up for the Burlington Stampeders while continuing to train with a focus on increasing speed and strength.

For Ciraco, the summer campaign is an opportunity to grow as a player more than anything in hopes of truly making a statement in the fall.

“I want to show everyone how much I have improved over the off season and get more people talking about me.”

All great players need an attitude that pushes them to be their own player or usurp their competitors.

It’s clear as a young prospect that Ciraco has that attitude, acknowledging that he doesn’t model his game after anyone either, hoping his own game can speak for itself.

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