Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Gael looking to showcase abilities

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Defensive End, Slotback, Special Teams (Kick Return)

6’3”, 212 lbs

Hamilton Ironmen (OVFL)
Cathedral Gaels (high school: HWCAA)


Official Visits:

McMaster, Guelph, Queen’s, Open


Isaiah Joseph started playing  the sport at the age of 11 and loves his experience to date.

He instantly fell in love with the sport and has decided that it is what he wants to do in the future.

He has played rep football in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) with the Hamilton Ironmen each year, and he loves travelling and playing for his city.

Isaiah also plays with his high school team, the Cathedral Gaels of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA).

During the offseason, the defensive end lifts weights three to five days a week, stretches every day and does cardio twice a week. As well as, doing fieldwork with a group of teammates.

When it comes to this year’s Ontario Prospect Challenge, Isaiah is focused on his main objective.

“My goals for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is to learn new skills, but ultimately to showcase my ability and to attract university interest,” said Isaiah.

As a 2017 graduate, it is his goal to be on the #CFC100 and to make a mark in Grade 11 as well as his graduating year.

So far in his recruitment process, the Gaels’ standout has visited McMaster and is considering it along with Guelph as well as Queen’s.

Moreover on the field, his idol is Hershcel Walker because of his workout routine and hearing stories of his success without having that much money inspires him as well as reminds him that there is never an excuse to not train.

Overall, he is passionate about the sport for a couple of main reasons.

“I love football because of the physicality,” explained the Gaels standout, who also plays slotback and kick returner. “It is like almost nothing else.”

“Strapping on equipment and making a tackle or avoiding tackles and scoring just brings me a great feeling like no other.”

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