Recruiting Wrap: No rest in the CanWest with six more commits

CFC100 OL John Neumann

There’s been another signing in the province of Alberta. The University of Alberta Golden Bears have signed local product John Neumann. “I chose the University of Alberta because it was close to home and they feel like a second family,” he says.

John has played football in Bonnyville, Alberta for eight years. He weighs in at 270lbs, and has played on the offensive and defensive line.

John Neumann will be going for his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta.

CFC100 QB Caleb Taylor

The University of Alberta has brought in another local product. Caleb Taylor has agreed to join the Golden Bears for the 2021 season.

Caleb chose the University of Alberta because he likes their offense and they are a family oriented program, “it just feels like a really natural fit,” he says. “Coach Morris will make me both a better football player and also a better person.”

At 6’3, 165lbs Caleb will suit up at quarterback for Alberta. Throughout his career, Caleb has played for the Salisbury Sabres (MEDHSAA), and for the Sherwood Park Rams (CDMFA).

DL Micah Logan

The University of British Columbia is staying in province with their latest addition. Abbotsford’s Micah Logan has decided to stay at home and join the Thunderbirds.

Micah chose UBC because of its proximity to his home and support system, the excellent academic opportunities, the great family feel to the team, and because he has the ability to work with his defensive line coach twice a week pre-season.

The 6’3, 299lbs nose guard/defensive lineman is looking at either Indigenous Studies or Speech Sciences for his post-secondary education. Micah explains, “I have a learning disability and speech sciences would give me the opportunity to investigate that learning disability.”

Micah began playing football when he was nine with the Abbotsford Falcons (VCFL). He changed to Abbotsford Secondary School once he entered grade nine. Micah has participated in two exposure games, the All-Star Bowl and the ABC Border Bowl.

CFC100 Haidyn Vermeulen 

The University of Alberta adds to their class of 2021 with the signing of Haidyn Vermeulen from Abbotsford.

Haidyn comes to the University of Alberta after spending his high school years at Abbotsford Senior High School (BCSSFA) and playing his youth ball with the Abbotsford Falcons (VCFL). “Personally I thought U of A would be the best fit for me football and academic wise. It is a great overall school environment and I have family close to the university. The football staff is great as well as the academic support,” he says.

Haidyn will be taking the teaching program or health studies.

At 6’2, 224lbs Haidyn’s main position is linebacker. Haidyn also suits up at tight end, fullback and kicker.

DB Owen Miller 

The University of Manitoba has brought in another commit from Sisler High School. Owen Miller will be joining the Bisons in 2021 after spending his high school years with the Sisler Spartans (WHSFL).

“I’ve played football for most of my life and playing at the University level was always a big goal of mine,” he says. “After playing for Manitoba’s provincial team, I was able to develop close relationships with the coaches on a football level and a personal level. These coaches were coaches from the University of Manitoba so having said this, it just felt like the place to be and like a second family.”

Owen will be enrolling in education to potentially become a middle school teacher/school teacher.

At 5’11, 175lbs defensive back is Owen’s primary position. He can also play safety, halfback and cornerback.  Owen has been a member of Manitoba’s provincial U16 and U18 teams. He has joined Recruit Ready’s 7v7 team which has taken him to Chicago, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Atlanta, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Owen played his minor football for the North Winnipeg Nomads (MMFA) from seven to fourteen and he spent his last four years with the Sisler Spartans.

CFC100 Deakon Young

The Calgary Dinos offseason is picking up with the signing of defensive back Deakon Young. Deakon comes to Calgary after spending his time with the New Westminster Secondary School (BCSSFA).

Deakon committed to the University of Calgary because he thought it was the best fit for him in football and academics. He mentions, “They also have the best football program in the country and is the best place to get me to the CFL.”

The 5’10 165 lbs defensive back started playing football for a Vancouver community team called the Warriors (VMFL). In grade 10, Deakon transferred to New Westminster where he played his high school football. Deakon is primarily a defensive back but he has also spent time at running back and returner.

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