Perfect scenario (VIDEO)

Ontario linebacker becomes third player to commit to OUA school in less than a week.

When the perfect situation presented itself, an Ontario linebacker decided that it was too good of an offer to pass up.

As a result, Luke Korol committed to the Guelph Gryphons yesterday.  The ultimate decisive factor for the 6’0, 205 pound quarterback from Lynden, Ontario came on his official visit to the school.

“When I went there on my first visit it just felt like the whole organization was a big family,” said Korol.  “Everybody was so welcoming when I came in and made me feel like I was at home.”

Another reason Korol was swayed in making the Gryphons his future gridiron home was the relationships he has forged with some of the coaching staff.

“The coaching staff is top notch,” commented the Ontario linebacker.  “Coach Adam Grandy has coached me for a few years on the Burlington Stampeders, as well as Team Ontario Selects when we travelled to Texas to play Team USA.”

“I love the way he coaches. We formed a good relationship and I knew that if I went to Guelph I would get the coaching I needed to be successful. Throughout the recruiting process I had also formed a very good relationship with Defensive Coordinator Kevin MacNeil. I found that he showed the most interest in me. He didn’t make me feel like I was just another recruit on his list. I felt that he had already had a plan for me when I chose to become a Gryphon.”

Not only was the football aspect important to Korol, but academics as well.  He was fortunate to find the program he was looking for at Guelph.

“Guelph is the perfect academic fit for me,” added Korol.  “They have a great business program and I know with the Academic Support that the organization supplies me with, I will always stay on track with managing my studies.”

Finally, proximity played a factor in the Ontario linebacker’s decision to commit to the Gryphons.

“It is close to home,” added Korol.  “With me living in the small town of Lynden 25 minutes away, it is a comfortable distance to be apart from my family.”

“I know that my family will be able to make each game and that I am not far from home if I ever need anything.”


Among the teams Korol has suited up for include the Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) and his high school team, the Corpus Christi Longhorns of the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association (HSSAA).  Additionally, the linebacker travelled south of the border this past winter to play Team USA as a member of Team Ontario Selects.

Korol becomes the third recruit to join the Gryphons within the last week as CFC TOP 100 ranked defensive back Nick Parisotto and quarterback James Roberts also committed to the team.

With all the promise that the Gryphons football program possesses, Korol is thrilled to become the newest Gryphon recruit to join the team.

“Guelph is a top school in terms of their football program and I could only see them climbing from here. Their organization is very promising and I am lucky to have been given this opportunity to join them in their success.”


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