‘Proud to call myself a Lion’ says York commit

York welcomes an Ontario commit to their Class of 2017.

Quarterback Bryce Covello from St. Ignatius High School will have quite the trek out of the forests of his hometown to the concrete jungle that is Toronto the join his new team, the York University Lions.

“I’ve always loved the city of Toronto and being from Thunder Bay, it’s only one plane ride away from home,” Covello said. “They (York) are a very young, energetic and up-and-coming program with lots of upsides for the future. As well, this 2017 recruiting class has been very impressive and I’m glad to be apart of it.”

Having a good recruiting class depends largely on the work of the coaches. They couldn’t have been better for Covello. “The university’s coaching staff was very welcoming and informative on the university and the program. They have a bright and optimistic look to their future,” he said.

Covello, who will be taking business management, added that he committed to York because the school best suited his academic and athletic interests and needs. Standing at 6’3, 200lbs, he has been playing football for 13 years. In that time, he played with the St. Ignatius Falcons (Superior Secondary Schools Athletic Association) and the Thunder Bay Knights. He is a five-time SSSAA Thunder Bay city champion and a 2016 OFSAA champion.

“A big amount of the credit for my success goes out to all the great coaches I’ve had over the years and my father who was a former quarterback,” Covello said. “They all helped me in my development over the years. I’m happy and proud to call myself a Lion.”

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