“Restoring the winning tradition” at Waterloo important to Barrie recruit (VIDEO)

Barrie offensive lineman joins OUA team’s 2016 class.

A roller coaster year has ended with a silver lining for Kyle Comstive.

Last week, the 6’3, 280 pound offensive lineman from Barrie, Ontario announced that he had a change in his commitment decision and opted for the Waterloo Warriors.  Comstive will join the team for the 2016 season.

Back in August 2015, Comstive did originally commit to the McGill Redmen.  Over the course of several months, things changed and it affected his future plans.

“I’ve had a very up and down process throughout this year,” reflected the offensive lineman.  “I had originally signed to be apart of the McGill Redmen however due to unfortunate circumstances I was unable to meet the academic requirements to attend.”

“However, luckily I had done well enough to gain acceptance into the Recreation and Leisure studies program at Waterloo.”

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The moment he learned of this news, there was no doubt as to his decision and became proactive in his attempts to reach out to the football program.

“This was an opportunity I had to jump at because of the various possibilities I have through the co-op provided through Waterloo that can lead to a better future for myself and family,” explained Comstive.  “When I decided on attending Waterloo in the fall, my next thought was to email Coach [Chris] Bertoia and see if could have the opportunity to be apart of the rebuilding of the football program.”

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Ultimately, it all worked out for the offensive lineman as the perfect combination of academics and football were the decisive factors in his decision.

“Waterloo is the best place for me to be academically because not only will I be getting my degree but I will also be able to work in a field that I am very passionate about in the future,” said Comstive of his new CIS home.  “Football is the icing on top of the cake for me as I can also keep on playing the game I love while restoring the winning tradition in Warrior football.”

In May 2015, Comstive took part in OPC as a member of the varsity Team Central squad.  Among the teams he has previously suited up for include Innisdale Invaders of the Georgian Bay Secondary School Association (GBSSA) and Huronia Stallions of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

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