Queen’s sign CFC 100 recruit (VIDEO)

Brampton fullback becomes first CFC 100 recruit to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

Brampton power is headed to Kingston.

CFC 100 Marquis Richards has committed to Queen’s Golden Gaels.  The 5’10, 225 pound fullback from Brampton, Ontario will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“Marquis is the premier fullback in this year’s recruiting class,” commented Golden Gaels Head Coach Pat Sheahan.  “He has a significant range of skills that make him highly desirable here at Queen’s.”

“He is a devastating blocker, a solid inside runner and a good receiver. He is also an outstanding student and a great leader. He was exactly what we were looking for in this year’s recruiting class. I am delighted to have him in tri-colour for the next four years!”

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Richards comes to the Golden Gaels after completing his high school career with Villanova Knights of the Conference Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).  In addition to the Knights, the CFC 100 fullback has suited up for the Brampton Bulldogs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

For his part, there were several decisive factors in his decision.

“I wanted to attend a school that was a combination of everything,” explained the CFC 100 standout of his commitment.  “Queen’s is a school that is known for its academic success.”

“With my dream of becoming a veterinarian, I believe that it helps to surround myself with like-minded people. Queen’s is one of the most storied schools in North America. It is as if there is something larger than you, and I wanted opportunity to be a part of that.”

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Furthermore, Richards has confidence in the abilities of the Golden Gaels staff in enabling him to excel on the field and in his future gridiron endeavours.

“I have gotten to know the coaching staff quite well over the past year and a half and believe that as a group they can take my level of play to the next level,” expressed Richards.  “The football program has a history of fielding competitive teams.”

“When I went down to Kingston for my visit, I saw that all the players were close and very accepting. A close locker room is exactly what you need in order to win Vanier’s. Queen’s is exactly the place I envision myself doing so. I am very excited to have found a place that I can call home for the next four to five years and help me on my pursuit for excellence, and that place is Queen’s.”

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