Queen’s ‘hand in glove fit’ for CFC 100 recruit

Brampton receiver becomes second CFC 100 to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

This past week, Queen’s Golden Gaels announced the commitment of CFC 100 Chris Osei-Kusi to their football program.

The 6’1, 185 pound receiver from Brampton, Ontario will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

Osei-Kusi has previously played for both Cardinal Ambrozic River Hawks of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) and Brampton Bulldogs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

This past season, he amassed 415 yards on 20 receptions and scored eight touchdowns.  Additionally, Osei-Kusi rushed for 150 yards and tallied five rushing majors.

During his time with the Bulldogs, Osei-Kusi led the league in yards per reception and finished in the OVFL’s Top 10 for receivers. In 2014, the receiver was selected and an OVFL All-Star.

Chris Osei Kusi

 

For their part, the Golden Gaels are thrilled to have landed their second CFC 100 recruit.

“Chris is a great catch for us at Queen’s,” commented Golden Gaels Head Coach Pat Sheahan.  “He climbed onto our radar after an outstanding high school career under the tutelage of Head Coach Kevin Linden at Cardinal Ambrozic CHS in Brampton, his time with the OVFL’s Brampton Bulldogs and a great Canada Cup tournament with Team Ontario in 2014 in Saskatoon.”

“He has all the qualities of great receiver. He has size, speed and great body control. Chris will be another big play threat here at Queen’s. I am delighted to have him here. He will be a student in the Arts faculty.”

As for Osei-Kusi, he spent a lot of time deliberating on several CIS options until he made his final decision. While it was not an easy decision, he is satisfied with his choice.

“I went on visits to nearly every school in the OUA and it was extremely difficult to narrow it down but Queen’s felt like the best place,” elaborated the CFC 100 receiver.

Ultimately, the Kingston, Ontario campus’ reputation of excellence in both academic and football programs was the decisive factors for Osei-Kusi.

“The reason I committed to Queens was because it had the best combination of everything,” explained Osei-Kusi.  “I am not delusional; I realize football does not last forever so getting a great education was at the top of my list while making this decision.”

“Also, I feel that Queens has a very strong tradition and that’s something I want to be a part of. All of that and also feeling like I was at home on my visit considering I was already comfortable with Coach Pat and Coach Ryan [Sheahan], it was a hand in glove fit.”

With Osei-Kusi’s commitment, he is the second CFC 100 to join the Golden Gaels.  Last month, fullback Marquis Richards also signed with the team.

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