Queen’s “takes care of their team” says #CFCOPC recruit (VIDEO)

St.Catharines defensive lineman joins OUA team’s 2016 class.

Blake Zarubiak will be beginning his CIS career in Kingston.

The 6’1, 245 pound defensive lineman from St. Catharines, Ontario has signed with Queen’s Gaels. ¬†Zarubiak will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

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Overall, there were several factors why the defensive standout opted for the Gaels.

“I committed to Queen’s because they are a top of the line football program, they have alot of financial services availble for the student athlete, they have a top of the line workout facility and a brand new stadium, the coaching staff is very experienced and more specifically, the Defensive Coordinator (Greg Marshall) spent a numerous amount of years in the CFL specializing in the defensive line,” explained Zarubiak. ¬†“Also when i visited queens along with talking with the coaches over the past couple of months, I really felt like these coaches take care of their team.”

“They also weren’t just any kind of coaching staff that just blows up your confidence and treats you like the golden child, they sit down and be real with you which I liked because you build a good connection that way. Another reason why I choose Queen’s was because they are one of the most highly respected academic schools in Canada. At the end of the day if football was no longer present in my life, I could honestly say that I would finish my degree at Queen’s and walk out of there with a Grade A education.”

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Among the teams Zarubiak has suited up during his career include St. Francis Phoenix of the Niagara Region High School Athletic Assocation (NRHSAA) and Niagara Spears of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

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Morever, the defensive lineman has participated as a member of Team West for two consecutive years at the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) including this past weekend’s event at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton.

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