OPC: Can anyone stop Team Central Minor QB Sam?

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

On the field, Kayrus Sam is hard to contain.

“In any situation, my determination will always be unstoppable,” elaborated the 5’0, 118 pound pivot.

During his time with the Scarborough Thunder of the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL), he has become passionate about playing a central role on offence.

“I play my position because I am a natural born leader as quarterbacks should be,” said Sam, whose gridiron highlight is throwing his first touchdown in a game.  “I like managing and directing my teammates on the field.”

Sam has looked up to a trio of current NFL stars and tries to incorporate certain aspects of each of their styles of play into his own.

“I look up to quarterbacks like Cam Newton [Carolina Panthers] and Russell Wilson [Seattle Seahawks] because of their mobility skills,” added the Ontario standout.  “I look up to Tom Brady [New England] for his work ethic and many accomplishments.”

This weekend, Sam will participate in the Ontario Prospect Challenge as a member of Team Central’s minor squad.

“I decided to try out for OPC to see if I could make the squad and for the all-star experience,” recalled the pivot of his introduction to the event.

Overall, Sam has enjoyed the entire OPC process, especially the opportunities to improve on his game and interactions with other participants.

“The experience has been good so far,” reflects the Team Central standout.  “I love the execution of it all.

“The highlight has been playing and learning to play with different players on the field.   ​I enjoy working with the coaches as they are fun and challenging at the same time.”

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Furthermore, Sam is looking forward to playing alongside and against the best of the best from the province.

I am excited to compete against the other team [Team East] to see what skills they will bring to the table,” commented the Team Central quarterback.  “Also, meeting and playing with other kids​from around the league and my division.”

Playing a big game such as OPC is a pressure filled situation.  However, Sam plans to handle it by taking it one step at a time and has taken steps to be ready come game day.

“I am dealing with the pressure by taking deep breaths and staying from play to play,” stated Sam. “I have been preparing by studying the team plays and getting all my rest in this week.”

While the Ontario quarterback does not plan to go to university until 2021, he has one long term goal he would like to achieve which will play a hand in his eventual recruitment process.

“I want to keep getting good grades to be able to get into any college or university I want,” offered Sam.

For now, the focus is on the OPC game against Team East and Sam has a couple of key objectives he would like to accomplish on game day.

“My personal ​ goal is to continue growing and progressing to be the best quarterback I can be,” said the Team Central standout.  “My team goal of course is to help get the ‘W’ for our team this weekend.”

Ultimately by taking part in OPC, Sam hopes it will take him further in his gridiron career in future years to come.

“I want to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” expressed Sam.

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