Playing in Canada Cup tournament increased LB/REC/S Rachel’s stock

Dylan Rachel has been competing on the football field for seven years and he loves the “intensity on the defensive side of the ball.”

“You get to play physical and you are able to make an impact on almost every play,” he said.

During his time on the gridiron, he has represented the Notre Dame Jugglers, Windsor Dukes and Team BC. His most recent stats are as follows: 70 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 18 receptions and 300 yards receiving. Dylan was also the captain for Team BC at the Canada Cup.

And there happens to be a connection between playing in the Canada Cup and the amount of attention he’s been receiving in amateur football circles.

“Ever since the Canada Cup tournament the recruitment process has intensified,” Dylan said. “Our coaches for Team BC did a great job of helping our guys get noticed and become better players and it is evident with how much more recruiting I have received after being around those great coaches.”

He was able to make an official visit to the University of Saskatchewan and an unofficial visit to the University of Manitoba

As for players who he compares himself to, there’s a rookie safety on the Cleveland Browns who display similar characteristics as Dylan.

“I model my game off of Jabrill Peppers,” he said. “He can do almost anything on the field and I pride myself on being a versatile player who can play multiple positions.”

Growing up, Dylan was raised by his mom and credits her as being “the most influential person” in his life.

“Without her, I would be nothing, she raised me as a single parent and worked hard so I could have the opportunities I have, and for that, I will forever owe her,” Dylan said.

He has certain expectations for himself when he’s a freshman in university.

“My expectations as a freshman are to help my team in any way possible to achieve the ultimate goal, which is to win a championship,” he said. I

And he thinks that he’ll “adjust well” to the next level of football.

“It will obviously be tough at first but I think I will be able to adapt and continue being a successful football player,” Dylan said.

He wants to use football as a stepping-stone to get a high-quality education in biochemistry.

But ultimately, football is Dylan’s passion and he would play “every day” for the rest of his life if he could. Since that is impossible, he looks forward to “using it” to put himself in a position where he can make his “future brighter.”

Dylan Rachel (#81)
6’2, 190lbs

Teams: Notre Dame Jugglers, Windsor Dukes, Team BC
Commitment: None
Official Visits: Saskatchewan
Considerations: Open
Class: 2018

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