Queen’s Gaels had everything commit wanted

Queen’s adds a local commit to their 2018 class.

Burke Derbyshire, a running back from La Salle Secondary School, is relatively new to the sport, but that didn’t mean a whole lot to the Queen’s Gaels.

By Sportsgate Kingston.

Derbyshire’s career started two years ago in grade 11 when he began playing with the La Salle Black Knights (KASSAA). Raised in Kingston, Ontario, he won’t be going anywhere when he kicks off his university career this season. “I chose to commit to Queen’s University because of their excellent academic reputation, outstanding football program, great coaching staff and awesome student and athletic support,” he said.

“I really like the coaching staff and all that they have to offer me,” he added. “I am very excited to begin working with them.”

Derbyshire, who is 6’1, 195lbs, won a National Capital Bowl (AA) last season. He was also La Salle’s athlete of the year. Last year, he participated in the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge. He is interested in becoming a lawyer in the future.

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