Recruiting Wrap: OUA kicks off 2021 with 17 new commits, including four ranked athletes

REC Jared Gallant

Jared Gallant will be making the move from Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario to attend Carleton University and play for the Ravens in the fall.

Gallant is a 6’5″, 220 lb receiver from Montreal, Quebec and played for John Abbott College.

“I chose Carleton because they offered me the chance to get the full university experience while still being close to home,” says Gallant. “Overall, it’s a competitive conference where I’ll be tested by a new opponent every week.”


CFC100 DB Wesley Azzun

Wesley Azzun is staying home in Ottawa and committing to Carleton.

Azzun is a 6’2″, 193 lb defensive back from the nation’s capital where he played for the North Gloucester Giants of the National Capital Amateur Football Association.


LB Othniel Green

Othniel Green is the second Guelph Gryphon commit to come out of an American high school football program.

Green is a 6’1″, 215 lb linebacker for Apple Valley High School in Minnesota. He is originally from London, Ontario.

“I felt like [Guelph] was the best place for me to excel academically and athletically to be the best student athlete that I can be,” explains Green.


RB Sito Berrio

Sito Berrio is the latest commit for the Gryphons.

Berrio is a 6’1″, 207 lb running back from Hamilton, Ontario where he played for the St. Thomas More Knights.


OL Brenden Mason

Brenden Mason is the first to commit the Laurier Golden Hawks in 2021 after the U Sports recruiting blackout.

Mason is a 6’3″, 280 lb offensive lineman from Courtice, Ontario where he played for Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School.

“Ever since I started playing football, I wanted to attend somewhere with world class academics and athletics,” says Mason. “I feel that Laurier is the best fit for me both in the classroom and on the field.”


FB Sebastien Parsalidis

Sebastien Parsalidis is just the second fullback committing to Laurier.

Parsalidis comes to the Golden Hawks from Chaminade College School in Toronto. He measures at 5’11”, 225 lbs.

“I chose to continue my academic studies as well as athletic career at Laurier because of the quality academic environment as well as the great support system the athletic program offers its athletes,” explains Parsalidis.

“I’ve always wanted to go to Laurier and, hopefully, once I’ve earned my degree, apply to law school. Being a lawyer is something that I have always been interested in since I began high school at Chaminade College School. I also believe Laurier has a tremendous alumni and is very connected within not only the immediate community but all over Canada. The school community also has tremendous support systems which can help with the stress that arises in university. It is also ranked the number one university for student satisfaction. The coaching staff who took the time to recruit me really made me and my family feel comfortable with my choice to commit to Wilfred Laurier University. I’m extremely excited to begin my new journey at WLU as a student and a Golden Hawk.”


DL Dillon Todd

Dillon Todd also committed to the Golden Hawks this month, becoming the first defensive tackle to join Laurier’s newest recruiting class.

Todd, a 6’2″, 250 lb interior lineman, will make the short trip from Grimsby, Ontario to Waterloo in the fall. He played for Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School.

“The reasons I chose Laurier are the coaches, location and the BBA program,” says Todd.


CFC150 DL Jamari Powell

Jamari Powell is the sixth CFC ranked student-athlete to commit to Laurier for fall 2021.

Powell is a 6’5″, 235 lb defensive end from Richview Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, Ontario. He is originally from Toronto, Ontario.

“Laurier has a great family feel and, in my opinion, the best of both worlds when it comes to social life and school,” says Powell. “Also, they have a great history of developing defensive linemen.”


FB Quinn McGregor

Quinn McGregor is the first fullback who has committed to the McMaster Marauders.

McGregor is from Dundas, Ontario where he played for Dundas Valley Secondary School. He measures at 6’3″, 235 lbs.

“I chose McMaster because it’s one of the best schools in the nation with the best team and coaching for me in Canada,” explains McGregor.


RB Jesse King

Jesse King is a hometown student-athlete who is staying put in Hamilton to play for McMaster.

King is a 5’9″, 195 lb running back for Westdale Secondary School.

“I chose McMaster because I feel the academic and athletic standards at Mac will push me to the next level of my athletic career and studies as well,” says King.

“I feel the humanities program is exactly along the lines of what kind of career I want to pursue in my future, so it made the most sense for me to apply to it. Secondly, I wanted to be a part of a football program where the players have a high level of desire to compete and work hard. I hold myself to a pretty high standard with my training and I am excited to be around and work with some like-minded guys. My main goal is to work hard every day and prove to myself as well as others that I can and deserve to play football at the OUA level. I’m thankful for the opportunity McMaster has given me, and I’m ready to be a part of something special.”


LB Wyatt Sayers

Wyatt Sayers is the second linebacker commit joining the new corps at McMaster.

Sayers is 6’0″, 225 lbs and last played for Corpus Christi Catholic High School in Burlington, Ontario.

“I chose McMaster University as I knew I was going to obtain a great education and be part of an exceptional football program,” says Sayers.


CFC150 RB Mekai Saillant

Mekai Saillant is the second CFC-ranked Marauders commit and the first to come out of Manitoba.

Saillant is a 6’1″, 220 lb running back from Winnipeg where he played for Vincent Massey Collegiate.

“With everything taken into consideration, McMaster offers the best combination of a great football program and great academics,” says Saillant.


DB Nik Mahlman

Nik Mahlman will be coming to Hamilton from his small town in Drumbo, Ontario to play for McMaster this August.

Mahlman is a 5’9″, 175 lb defensive back for Paris District High School in Paris, Ontario.

“I chose McMaster because it feels like home,” says Mahlman.

“The first scout that reached out to me was a McMaster scout five years ago. He made me feel welcome and that feeling carried over throughout all these years. The program I am taking is exactly what I’m looking for and I can see myself playing a huge role on the football team in the near future. It’s just a good feeling when you find the right school. I chose to bleed maroon and white.”


CFC100 QB Jackson Harnett

Jackson Harnett is the second quarterback and the second Alberta recruit to commit to the Waterloo Warriors this recruiting season.

Harnett is a 6’1″, 185 lb gun-slinger for Harry Ainley in Edmonton, Alberta.

“I chose Waterloo because when I look at all my options, Waterloo was the school I knew I could call my family with no hesitation,” says Harnett. “Their whole organization is friendly and amazing people who want to see you improve and fight for what you want.”


DB Liam Raimondi

Liam Raimondi is just the third Albertan to join the Windsor Lancers for the 2021 season.

Raimondi is a 6’0″, 170 lb defensive back from Sherwood Park, Alberta where he played for Salisbury Composite High School.


REC Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson has committed to Windsor as one of the newest members of their 2021 recruiting class.

Johnson is a 6’2″, 185 lb receiver for the North Gloucester Giants in Ottawa, Ontario.

“[Windsor is] the best fit,” says Johnson. “It was a choice between staying home or starting somewhere new. Through the whole recruiting process, I felt at home and knew this would be a place I could grow more as a person and athlete.”


REC Justin Amoah

Justin Amoah is the latest commit for the Lancers.

Amoah is a 5’11”, 174 lb receiver from Brampton, Ontario where he played for St. Roch.


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