OPC recruit discovers “second home” at Guelph (VIDEO)

Burlington two-way lineman joins OUA team’s 2016 class

Justin Thibodeau found his home away from home.

Recently, the 6’2, 240 pound two way lineman from Burlington, Ontario committed to Guelph Gryphons.  Thibodeau will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

Among the teams the lineman has played for during his career include Corpus Christi Longhorns of the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association (HSSAA) and Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

Moreover, Thibodeau has been a previous participant of the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) as a member of the Team Halton-Peel squad.

Justin Thibodeau 2 commitment

After his commitment, Thibodeau issued the following statement:

“By no means was picking a school to commit to an easy decision. It required me asking a lot of people questions.”

“I asked my friend, family, past teammates and my coaches everything they knew about the schools that I had interest in.”

“I chose the University of Guelph for many reasons. The biggest factor for me was how it felt like a second home. When I went for a visit there, everyone was so friendly, including coaching staff, players and therapists. They made me feel really comfortable.”

“Another big impact on my decision on going to Guelph was how they treat their players. They offer so much guidance and assistance to their players on and off the field.”

“I also love the fact that it is closer to home, this way my family will easily be able to attend the games to support myself and the team. It’s important that they be there since they have been my biggest supporters since I started playing football in grade 9. I wouldn’t be where I am without my family’s support.”

“I would also like to thank all my coaches, in particular Coach Galoni, Borchetta, Spadafora and Lanktree from my high school team. They have been there for me on and off the field supporting me and guiding me in the right direction as a student, football player and as a person. I am forever thankful for these people in my life.”

“All in all I’m happy with my decision and I’m excited to spend my next four to five years as a Guelph Gryphon.”

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