Professionalism of the Calgary Dinos draws 4 to the team

Calgary adds three local commits and one out-of-province commit to their Class of 2018.

There is a bit of a discrepancy in the distance to be traveled for recent University of Calgary commits, CFC100 Cole Snyder, a defensive end from Bishop O’Byrne High School, and Jacob Kirk, a defensive back from South Delta High School.

John Bosse, a defensive lineman from Lester B. Pearson High School, and Paul Garcha, a quarterback from Crescent High School, will also be joining the Dinos.

Cole Snyder

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When you have a chance to play top tier football while staying at home, what more could you want? Cole Snyder would be wondering the same thing. The product of Calgary, Alberta, said that the, “University of Calgary is one of the top football schools every year in U Sports. It was a no-brainer to go to a very dominate school that produces top notch athletes and especially that I could stay home to get that.”

And what makes for a great football team? “The coaching staff is incredible, the best in the country in my opinion,” Snyder said. “So many fantastic coaches with many years of experience both playing and coaching at a very high level.”

Interested in business, Snyder wasn’t only looking at what the school puts out on the field. “I love the fact that they have free tutoring services for all their players so I can be successful off in the classroom as well,” he said. “They do everything very professionally.”

The towering 6’6, 250lbs midget all-star has played one year with the South Calgary Midget Colts (Calgary Area Midget Football Association) and two with the Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats (Calgary High School Athletic Association). He won a Division 2 championship with the Bobcats.

Jacob Kirk

By Tina Klassen.

When Jacob Kirk, a resident of Tsawwassen, BC, which is south of Vancouver, began the recruiting process, there was one thing he was certain of. He wanted a change of scenery. “I knew I was going to leave the province, therefore UBC and SFU were not an opinion for me whatsoever,” he said.

At the end of August, Kirk made the trek to Calgary to visit the team’s senior camp. “I immediately fell in love with what they have to offer,” he said. “I chose to commit to Calgary because I loved the professional environment.”

Although leaving home can be a daunting task, Kirk said he has several former teammates that are currently with the Dinos. He will also have the familiarizes of the Dinos coaches, who he said he found admirable.

“I was able to connect with them on a personal basis easily. All around I felt welcomed,” Kirk said. “From the beginning of my recruitment with Calgary, the coaching staff was very understanding and gave me my space. When I heard from them, I knew they wanted to talk business!”

Speaking of business, Kirk will be enrolling in the Haskayne School of Business. He is 6’2, 190lbs and primarily plays as a strong safety.

Kirk is currently a captain on his high school team, the South Delta Sundevils (BC Secondary Schools Football Association). He started his career with the South Delta Rams, his local community team. For the past three seasons, he has won three back-to-back provincial championships off undefeated season for a record of 36-0. At the 2017 McDonald’s Cup, he was named defensive MVP.

Welcome to the family Jacob Kirk! #WeAreAllDinos #GoDinos #futuredinos

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John Bosse
John Bosse from Calgary, Alberta, plays with the Lester B. Pearson Patriots (CHSAA). He is a 6’6 defensive tackle. He is a former Calgary Cyclone (Calgary Bantam Football Association).

Welcome to the Family John Bosse! #GoDinos #WeAreAllDinos #futuredinos

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Paul Garcha
Paul Garcha, who is also from Calgary, plays with the Crescent Heights Cowboys (CHSAA) and the Calgary Broncs. Standing at 6’3, 185lbs, he has played as a quarterback and a slot back.

Welcome to the family Paul Garcha! #WeAreAllDinos #GoDinos #futuredinos

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