Recruiting Wrap: Two international recruits heading North


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DE Lucas Rudich

The Alberta Golden Bears are excited about their latest recruit. The Golden Bears have agreed to terms with defensive end, Lucas Rudich.

Lucas will make his way to Alberta after playing his high school football in Austin, Texas for Lake Travis High School (6A).

“I chose Alberta because of the Coaching Staff and the Engineering Program,” he replies.

Lucas weighs in at 6’5, 215. He committed to the University of Alberta on February 1st, 2021.

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WR Ethan Douglas

The University of Alberta has grabbed another recruit for their offense. After one season of football with the Regina Thunder, Ethan Douglas will make the move from the CJFL to U Sports.

Ethan is coming to Alberta after a monster season with the Thunder where he scored 7 touchdowns in 7 games and had 117 yards per game.

The Golden Bears are excited about the 5’11, 195lbs wide receiver. He could see action immediately this season.

Ethan Douglas became a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears in mid-January.

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QB Derek Engel

The Thunderbirds went out of the country with their latest pick. Texan, Derek Engel, is excited to come to Canada and learn the Canadian game.

Derek chose UBC because they were the first school to offer him a scholarship. “I took that very seriously since they were the first ones it meant that they really wanted me and I felt wanted as well,” he explains. “Being from Texas I feel like going to Canada will be a great experience for me. I was able to recently get my Canadian citizenship as well since my mom is a citizen.” Derek also mentioned UBC has great academics and that made his decision easy.

In university, Derek will be taking Applied Sciences (Engineering).

Derek played high school football in Grapevine, Texas. He came from a 5a school, where there were 2,500 or more students.  Derek has recently started his transition from the American game to the Canadian game.  “I have learnt the rules and bought a Canadian sized football to throw,” he says.

This past year Derek was injured in the first game of the season and tore his lateral meniscus in his left knee. He missed the whole season and was completely cleared this past week. Derek states, “I have taken drops since then and have been throwing constantly before then. I am ready to play some ball!”

Derek currently weighs in at 6’4, 205lbs. He signed with UBC on November 12, 2020.

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WR Denzel Mountali

The Calgary Dinos are welcoming a new wide receiver from the west coast. Denzel Mountali will leave Vancouver and head to Calgary to continue his football journey.

Denzell has most recently spent time with the Westside Warriors (VMFL) in Vancouver, BC.

At 6’4, 200lbs Denzell will be a big target for the Dinos offense.

On February 4th, 2021 Denzell agreed to terms with the Calgary Dinos.

DB Kemarr Bishop

The University of Calgary has signed another competitor to their defense. Defensive back Kemarr Bishop is the latest recruit for the Dinos.

Kemarr grew up in the city he will be representing for years to come. His first football team was at Rundle Colllege (CISAA). After Kemarr graduated, he played for the Calgary Colts of the CJFL.

The Dinos latest singing stands at 5’8, 170lbs.

Kemarr Bishop agreed to terms with the Calgary Dinos in early February.


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