Ontario Prospect Challenge profile: A recently found love (video)

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Position: DE
Height/Weight: 6’5”, 200lbs
Teams: Kingston Grenadiers (OVFL) and Napanee District Secondary School Golden Hawks (KASSAA)
Commitment: N/A
Official Visits: N/A
Considerations: N/A
Class: 2017
Nickname: Spider (because of his 6’7” wing span)

Three summers ago a coach from the OVFL’s Kingston Grenadiers changed Hunter Dickerson’s view on sports just by passing around the ball with him and teaching Dickerson the sport.

Growing up in Napanee, a known hockey town, all Dickerson knew was hockey, but now football holds the top spot in his heart.

“The way everyone has to work together to be able to win and the way everyone pulls together to get the job done is very rewarding,” comments Dickerson.

The defensive end has spent two seasons with the Grenadiers and two seasons with his high school team, the Napanee District Secondary School Golden Hawks of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association (KASSAA).

Last winter he also has the opportunity the play at the Pop Warner Super Bowl in the International Division, where his team won every game.

During his off-season Dickerson plays basketball for the Golden Hawks and works on a farm. He also does a lot of running and resistance exercises.

Even though Dickerson is only in grade 10 he already has his sights set on university football. He would like to play for a school close to where he is from, or a college in the States.

“I would love to be in the CFC top 100 list,” says Dickerson. “I have made it one of my goals to be on that list.”

Dickerson has been training hard for the opportunity and has gained 25 pounds since his weigh in at the beginning of the Grenadiers’ season. He has also grown an inch in height and has been taking his coaches advice to improve his game.

He believes that going to the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is one more way to better himself.

“My goals at the OPC would be to get more experience and emulate the good players,” explains Dickerson. “The main goal though would be to make it all the way through to play in the game.”

“I know I am physically tough and this would raise the bar on my mental toughness.”

Hunter Dickerson has completed combine testing once and achieved the numbers of:
40-yard dash: 5.49 seconds
3 cone drill: 8.19 seconds
Vertical Jump: 24.5 inches
Standing Long Jump: 86 inches
Compass Drill: 10.50
Pro/Lane Agility Test: 14.49 seconds


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