Recruiting Wrap: 10 athletes including two international students commit to OUA teams


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LB Eric McCutchin

Eric McCutchin is coming from out-of-province to commit to the 2019 Yates Cup Champion McMaster Marauders.

McCutchin is a 6’1″, 210lbs linebacker from Winnipeg, Manitoba where he played for Portage Collegiate Institute.

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RB Brayden Kelly

Brayden Kelly will be staying home to play for the Marauders this fall.

Kelly is a 6’1″, 180lbs running back for Newman Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario.

“McMaster is far superior academically and I’m eager to learn from some first-rate coaching staff,” says Kelly. “My roots will always be in Hamilton and I know they’ll improve my growth.”

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REC Tyson Mastrodimos

Tyson Mastrodimos is the fourth receiver to join McMaster’s 2021 recruiting class.

Mastrodimos is a 5’10”, 190lbs pass-catcher from Ottawa, Ontario where he played for Sexsmith Secondary School.

“I chose McMaster because it’s one of the top universities in both academics and football,” says Mastrodimos. “They have a long history of setting up and preparing their students for their specific futures. Also, their history of sending players to the CFL year-in and year-out speaks on the quality of their player development.”

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LB Jayden Griffin

Jayden Griffin will make the short trip from Burlington, Ontario to Hamilton to be a part of the newest class of Marauders.

Griffin is a 5’11”, 215lbs linebacker for Notre Dame High School.

K/P Tyler Nold

Tyler Nold is another hometown athlete and McMaster’s first special teams commit this recruiting season.

Nold is a 6’2″, 190lbs kicker and punter from Hamilton. He plays for Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.

OL Ben Clair

Ben Clair is the Marauders second U Sports transfer.

Clair originally committed to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues for their class of 2020 and is now transferring to McMaster to play offensive line for the Marauders. He measures at 6’3″, 280lbs and is originally from Hamilton where he played for Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School.

“I chose McMaster because it’s giving me the best chance for a great education and to win championships”, explains Clair.

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QB George Reynolds

George Reynolds — an international recruit who has received attention from national media outlets such as TSN — is one of the most hyped recruits to commit to an OUA team this year, as he has decided to join the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Reynolds is a 6’1″, 195lbs quarterback from London, England. He played under center at NFL Academy.

“I chose uOttawa because, simply, it felt like home to me,” explains Reynolds. “The team relationship and the coaches’ integrity was very important to me. The drive and collective goal excited me in knowing the team would be great for my development. The city is beautiful and the university is amazing for education so, I feel this is where I can maximize my potential.”

DL Kylian Freslon

Kylian Freslon is also an international player heading to the Gee-Gees this fall.

Freslon is a 6’4″, 235 lbs defensive end for CEGEP Jonquiere. He is originally from Pessac, France but currently resides in Jonquiere, Quebec.

“I have chosen [the University of Ottawa] because I have really enjoyed my meetings with coach JV and I like his mentality and philosophy,” mentions Freslon. “For me, this is more important than installations. I think it’s important to be in a good environment with good people and that’s why I chose Ottawa.”

DB Jayden Jeremiah

Jayden Jeremiah is the Windsor Lancers’ latest commit.

Jeremiah is a 5’11”, 185lbs defensive back for Chaminade College in Toronto, Ontario.

RB Aaron Arteaga

Aaron Arteaga is the third running back and newest commit for the York Lions 2021 recruiting class.

Arteaga is a 5’9″, 175lbs tailback from North York, Ontario where he played for West Toronto Prep.

“I chose York university because of the great academic plan and support for the players as well as the turn-around I see in the program, which is something I want to be a part of,” explains Arteaga.


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