Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Gemini gunning for #CFC100

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Positions:
Wide Receiver, Defensive Back, Quarterback

Height/Weight:
6’3”, 165 lbs

Teams:
Glendale Gemini (high school: TVRAA)

Commitment:
None

Official Visits:
Waterloo

Considerations:
Waterloo, Carleton, Open

Class:
2017

Connor DePodesta has played football for nine years, starting with the London Minor Football Association (LMFA).

He has had the opportunity to play all different positions on both offence and defence.

When he got old enough, he began playing for the Forest City Thunderbirds in the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

He then played for H.B. Beal, his high school in Grade 9 as the starting quarterback before moving schools to play with the Glendale Gemini of the Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association (TVRAA).

Connor played as a back up quarterback, and this year played as wide receiver and defensive back.

The Gemini is hoping to be playing with the London Jr. Mustangs this upcoming summer.

“My goals (for the Ontario Prospect Challenge) are to improve on my skills and speed,” said Connor.

“I would like to have more exposure and I want to make CFC’s top 100 next year,” added the 2017 graduate, who described the #CFC100 as a major goal.

“I want to be the best player that I can be.”

During the offseason, the Gemini plays keeper for his indoor and outdoor competitive soccer league, as well as basketball for his high school, which help him with hand and footwork skills.

He also works out in the gym as much as he can to work on building muscle mass.

On the field, Connor’s idol is Odell Beckham Jr.

“Not only is he one of the best receivers in the NFL, but he has a love for the game and it shows,” commented the Gemini.

“I love playing football because when I am on the field I feel at home,” explained Connor. “There’s no place I’d rather be.”

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