Six recruits join Queen’s, Gaels announce preseason tilt with Concordia

KINGSTON, Ont.  – Queen’s football head coach Pat Sheahan is pleased to announce the signing of six top recruits to the 2014 recruiting class for the Gaels football program.

Joining Queen’s are defensive back/linebacker James Donald (Montreal), wide receiver Matteo Del Brocco (Leamington, Ont.), defensive back/receiver Nicholas Fraser-Greene (Mississauga, Ont.), defensive end Trevor McGarrity (Clarington, Ont.), running back Brad Inniss (Toronto) and offensive lineman Nikolai Gratton (Hamilton, Ont.).

“Some outstanding young men are joining the Queen’s Football program today,” said head coach Pat Sheahan. “We have some leaders, physical football players and great students among us toay as well who will continue these pursuits with the Gaels.”

See below for a detailed look at what these athletes have accomplished in their careers thus far.

The Queen’s football team is also proud to announce that they will be hosting an exhibition game at Richardson Stadium on Sunday August 24 at 1pm against the Concordia Stingers of the RSEQ conference. Queen’s and Concordia last met on October 28, 2000 where the Stingers won 30-27 at Concordia while the Gaels last hosted Concordia in 1999 on September 25 in a game Concordia won 30-17. The two teams have an all-time record of 15-15 against one another.

Tickets to the game will be provided free as part of any previously purchased season ticket packages or with season tickets purchased before July 31. Single game tickets will be available afterJuly 31 for $5 to the general public.

The Queen’s football Gaels begin their regular season on the road when they take on the Windsor Lancers on Monday September 1, 2014. The Gaels then open up their home schedule onSaturday September 6 against the Ottawa Gee-Gees at 1:00 p.m. at Richardson Stadium.

NIKOLAI GRATTON // OL
Hometown: Hamilton, Ont.
Program: Physical and Health Education
Height: 6’4
Weight: 280 lbs
School: Glendale SS

Awards and achievements: A four time honour student in high school… 2013-14 GHR Top 48 All-Star… Glendale offensive line captain in 2013… 2013 SteelCity Bowl Starter… 2012 Rookie of the Year… 2010 Most Improved Player

 

JAMES DONALD // DB/LB
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Program: Arts & Science
Height: 5’10
Weight: 190 lbs
School: Vanier College

Awards and achievements: Played for the Vanier Cheetahs in CEGEP for three years… Started at both safety and halfback for Vanier… Played with the Lakeshore Cougars before joining the Cheetahs

 

NICHOLAS FRASER-GREENE // DB/WR
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height: 5’11
Weight: 180 lbs
School: St. Joan of Arc

Awards and achievements: Can line up on both sides of the football… Has the ability to be a kick returner… Long-time teammate of incoming QB Nate Hobbs who both excelled at St. Joan of Arc… Elite contributor to Mississauga Warriors football program

 

BRAD INNISS // RB
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Program: Economics
Height: 6’0
Weight: 220 lbs
School: East York Collegiate

Awards and achievements: Can play  both fullback and running back… First player to attend Queen’s and play football from East York Collegiate in over 40 years… Attended Queen’s football Elite Summer Camp

 

MATTEO DEL BROCCO // WR
Hometown: Leemington, Ont.
Program: Commerce
Height: 6’1
Weight: 195 lbs
School: Cardinal Carter SS

Awards and achievements: An all-star receiver with Cardinal Carter

 

TREVOR MCGARRITY // DE
Hometown: Clarington, Ont.
Program: Arts & Science
Height: 6’4
Weight: 250 lbs
School: J. Clarke Richardson

Awards and achievements: Attended Queen’s Elite Lineman camp in 2013 and was named most valuable lineman… Doubled as a tight end for his high school team.

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