Recruiting Wrap: CFC100s joining the OUA at a rapid pace

CFC100 OL Sahil Bhullar

Sahill Bhullar became one of the first early commits for Queen’s University’s class of 2021 when he made his commitment on October 17.

Bhullar is a 6’6″ 300 lb offensive tackle from Thornhill, Ontario. He attends St. James School in Maryland where he plays for the Saints.

LB Ryan Mallen

Ryan Mallen was also one of the many Golden Gaels recruits who commited on October 17.

Mallen is a 6’2″ 215 lb linebacker and hometown boy who is from Kingston, Ontario. He plays for and attends Holy Cross Secondary School.

QB Alex Vreeken

Alex Vreeken is the first of two quarterbacks who have committed to playing for Queen’s through starting in 2021.

Vreeken is also from Kingston, Ontario where he goes to school at Frontenac Secondary School. He measures at 6’3″ 190 lbs.

DL Jonah Davidson

Jonah Davidson is the second defensive player to make his commitment to the tri-colour.

Davidson is a 6’4″ 220 lb defensive end from Mississauga, Ontario. He goes to school at Clarkson where he also plays football.

CFC200 DB Noah Gross

Noah Gross is a 5’11” 175 lb defensive back from Kelowna, British Columbia.

Gross plays football for Kelowna Secondary School where he will be graduating from in the summer of 2021.

“I chose Queen’s because of the great relationships I formed with the coaching staff paired with the excellence of Queen’s academically and athletically,” says Gross on why he wants to play for the Gaels.

LB Steven Kpehe

Steven Kpehe is the second linebacker to commit to the Gaels.

Kpehe is from London, Ontario where he studies at London South Collegiate and plays football for the Lions. He measures at 6’1″ 200 lbs.

“I choose Queens because it is the embodiment of student athletes, from academic prestige to athletic excellence,” says Kpehe.

CFC10 K/P Oliver Griffiths

Oliver Griffiths is so far the only CFC10 athlete to join the Queen’s Gaels 2021 recruiting class.

Griffiths is a 6’3″ 190 lb kicker/punter who is also from London, Ontario. He will be joining his London South Collegiate Lions teammate Kpehe in Kingston next fall.

“I committed to Queen’s because of the high standard it holds in both academics and athletics, as well as being surrounded by like minded individuals striving towards greatness,” says Griffiths.

CFC100 OL Cash Cuthbert

Cash Cuthbert is the first Queen’s commit coming out of Saskatchewan.

Cuthbert is an offensive tackle from Weyburn where he goes to school and plays football at Weyburn Secondary School. He is 6’5″ 275 lbs.

CFC100 DB Aidan Vint

Aidan Vint is the second Queen’s recruit from the west coast.

Vint is a 6’1″ 170 lb defensive back from Kelowna, British Columbia. He studies at Kelowna Secondary School.

“I chose Queen’s because of the excellent education and research opportunity’s as well as the outstanding culture,” says Vint.

CFC100 OL Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers another London, Ontario commit for the Gaels.

Vickers is a 6’3″ 285 lb offensive lineman for Holy Trinity where he also attends high school.

“In 2019, I had the privilege to represent Team Ontario at the Canada Cup hosted by Queen’s. The town and school felt like home and the coaching staff at Queen’s are building a program that I wanted to be a part of,” Vickers explains.

CFC100 DL Vishaan Narayan

Vishaan Narayan is the third member of the Queen’s 2021 recruiting class from British Columbia.

Narayan is a 6’2″ 285 lb defensive tackle for New Westminster Secondary School in New Westminster, British Columbia.

CFC150 QB Jade Boucetta

Jade Boucetta is, so far, the second gun-slinger to commit to the Gaels.

Boucetta is a 6’0″ 185 lb quarterback from Westmount, Ontario. He attends Upper Canada College and is set to graduate in 2021.

REC Nick Adair

Nick Adair is another hometown boy committing to Queen’s.

Adair plays football with his new Gaels teammate Vreeken at Frontenac Secondary School. He measures at 6’3″ 220 lbs.

CFC100 OL Chase Clayton

Chase Clayton is the fourth pass protector picked up by the Gaels.

Clayton is a 6’5″ 265 lb offensive tackle from Sackville, New Brunswick who goes to school at Tantramar Regional High School.

OL Jordan Sye

Jordan Sye is the second offensive lineman to commit to the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Sye is a 6’2″ 255 lb lineman from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He attends school at Terry Fox and plays football for the Ravens.

“I chose Laurier because of their fantastic coaching staff and their welcoming presence but also I have two best friends that are going to Laurier and I could just see myself in purple and gold,” says Sye.

RB Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams is a recent recruit who committed to the University of Ottawa on September 14.

Williams is a 5’10” 180 lb running back from Ottawa, Ontario who last played for the Ottawa Sooners.

CFC100 RB J.P. Cimankinda

J.P. Cimankinda is a recent Guelph transfer heading home to the Gee-Gees.

Cimankinda is a 6’1″ 225 lb running back from Ottawa, Ontario who went to school at St. Matthew’s and played football for the Tigers as well as the Ottawa Sooners. He transferred after two years with the Gryphons.

“You got to play where they love you, brother,” explains Cimankinda on his decision come back home.

OL Joe McNulty

Joe McNulty is the latest commit for the Toronto Varsity Blues.

McNulty is a 6’3″ 265 lb offensive lineman who goes to school at Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

REC Romell Samuel-Slocombe

Romell Samuel-Slocombe is only the third commit for the Waterloo Warriors football program so far.

Samuel-Slocombe is a 5’11” 165 lb receiver from Brampton, Ontario. He goes to school at David Suzuki High School.

“I went to their junior day camp two years ago and the coaches and players showed lots of love and made me feel right at home,” says Samuel-Slocombe.

“They saw potential in me long before any other university did and showed hospitality by having me out at recruiting visits and offering months before other schools even started talking to me,” he adds. “This offence depends heavily on their receivers and their ability to get open. And the school has a great rec and leisure program that I’m excited to take next September!”

CFC150 OL Tyler Maddox

Tyler Maddox became the first Western Mustangs commit for the 2021 recruiting year on October 18.

Maddox is an offensive tackle who attends school at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario. He measures at 6’6″ 230 lbs.

WR Luke Sallows

Luke Sallows joined the list of recent Windsor Lancer commits on October 10.

Sallows is a 6’5″ 195 lb receiver from Orillia, Ontario who plays for the Nighthawks at Orillia Secondary School.

“I chose to go to school at the University of Windsor because I felt like it was the best fit for me to improve as a football, student and person, they were the first school out of five to approach me, the role they want me to play as a receiving tight end I feel suits my playing style very well and their improvements they have made just within one year with the Circelli coaches taking over was really appealing to me,” says Sallows.

“Secondly, before I even really thought playing university football was a possible option for me, human kinetics, the course I am taking there, was a course I really wanted to take because I’m really interested working with athletes to be my occupation,” he adds. “Lastly, why I chose to be a lancer was the brotherhood between all the coaches, on our virtual visit they all seemed like really great guys to be around and were really passionate on turning this thing around and become a winning football team on and off the field.”

OL Owen Howard

Owen Howard is another Orillia native committing to the Lancers.

Howard is a 6’0″ 300 lb offensive lineman who also plays for the OSS Nighthawks alongside his current and now future teammate Sallows.

“The diverse city, the coaching staff was very welcoming and seems to have many of the same ideals as me, the program is on the up and I wanna be a part of that,” says Howard on why he committed to Windsor. “So proud to be a lancer, wouldn’t want it any other way.”

CFC100 DL Sal Pasta

Sal Pasta is the first defensive player to commit to Windsor.

Pasta is a 6’2″ 250 lb defensive end from Winnipeg, Manitoba who attends Grant Park High School.

“I loved the coaching staff at Windsor,” says Pasta. “[They’re] a great group of coaches and I can’t wait to put in work for the team and the coaches.”

DL Thomas Stryker

Thomas Stryker is the only Lancer commit from Saskatchewan thus far.

Stryker is a defensive tackle attending Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 6’3″ 248 lbs.

“The effort and enthusiasm the coaches showed throughout the recruiting process as well as a great nursing program made it a no brainer,” says Stryker.

CFC150 DL Jameson Eaves

Jameson Eaves is the third out of four defensive lineman to commit to Windsor for 2021.

Eaves is a 6’3″ 230 lb defensive end from London, Ontario. He goes to school and plays football for Catholic Central High School.

“The Reason I chose Windsor came down to a couple key factors,” explains Eaves. “First off, the school had the program I was interested in as I look to become a teacher. The concurrent education program seemed like the perfect fit!”

“As well, I was blown away by the coaches as they talked about the team and what they are looking to accomplish,” Eaves adds. “They made my family and I feel apart of Windsor’s own family. I feel they care about the players not just on the field but off as well. I predict through Jean Paul and the Circellis, the Windsor Lancers will become playoff and championship contenders.”

DL Joshua Olafsen

Joshua Olafsen is the first Windsor commit from the west coast and the fourth defensive lineman.

Olafsen is a 6’1″ 220 lb defensive end attending Robert Bateman High School. He is from Abbotsford, British Columbia.

“The reason I chose Windsor was because they have a program I feel I can excel at on and off the field, as well as the family atmosphere there is second to none,” says Olafsen. “The Windsor Lancers will give me the opportunity to be the best student athlete I can be.”

LB Rudy Bukich

Rudy Bukich is the second London, Ontario product who has committed to the Lancers.

Bukich is a 6’1″ 220 lb linebacker who goes to school at London South Collegiate and plays for the Lions.

“I chose to attend the University of Windsor because it is a perfect fit for me both athletically and academically,” explains Bukich. “I am very excited to be a part of a football program that is on the rise like this. When the coaching staff offered me the opportunity to join the family in Windsor, there was no way I could pass it up.”

OL Ty Gilmour

Ty Gilmour stands as the lone 2021 commitment for the York Lions.

Gilmour is a 6’1″ 240 lb center for Bishop Ryan Catholic High School. He is from Hamilton, Ontario.

“I chose to commit to York due to their outstanding academic standpoint, more specifically their two business schools,” says Gilmour. “The Lions are also in the process of upgrading their facilities and I wanted to be apart of something great. I felt that by joining York I would be put in a position to succeed on and off the field.”

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