Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Versatile Quarterback (VIDEO)

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Positions: Quarterback
Height/Weight: 6’0, 185 lbs
Teams: Ottawa Myers Riders (junior varsity: OVFL), Mother Teresa Titans (high school:  NCSSAA)
Commitment: None
Official Visits: Ottawa, Carleton
Considerations: Ottawa, Carleton, Open
Class: 2016

Jacob Spinella began his football career when he was eight years old with the tyke Nepean Eagles of the the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).  He continued to play until around the age of 15 at the bantam level.

During his time in the NCAFA Spinella represented his team in three straight All-Star games.

Moreover, the quarterback played in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) with the Myers Riders for three years starting with his bantam season leading up to junior varsity.

He also played with the Mother Teresa Titans in the National Capital Secondary Schools Athletic Association (NCSSAA) throughout his entire high school career, where he represented his high school at the 2013 Athletes in Action All-Star game.

During the offseason Spinella does quarterback training with Wayne Jacobs, the head coach of the Ottawa Invaders, to fine-tune his passing and footwork. He also does football specific weight training and cardio at Greco Lean and Fit with my NCAFA bantam head coach.

“I have entered the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) to provide me the opportunity to be exposed to new coaches, play with other talented football players, gain experience and exposure that will help me move to the next level,” said Spinella, who will be graduating in 2016.

“I definitely want to be ranked high on the CFC 100 list as one of the top recruits for the position of quarterback in Ontario as this will give me more opportunities when selecting a university,” added the Titan.

Spinella loves the challenge of playing with a team where everyone has a role in the team’s success. He also loves to be quarterback because of the athletic challenge of the position and being able to lead the team to victory.

“It is great in a game when the practice pays off and plays are executed and lead to a touchdown,” explains the quarterback. “This year I have also become my team’s field goal and conversion point kicker and I enjoyed perfecting this new skill.”

“It is a sport where you can always be learning and improving.”


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