South of the Border: Colgate lands CFC100 commit, golden generation continues to shine in the NFL

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  • The commits are starting to arrive at a more frequent rate, and last week we saw another Canadian make their dreams come true as CFC100 OL Dave Thomson committed to Colgate. The 6’6″, 300lbs offensive tackle is currently playing down south at Brooks School in Massachusetts, and also spent time at Clarkson Football North as he accumulated offers from Bryant University and New Hampshire. In the end Colgate was the right place for Thomson who also signed CFC100 DB Arthur Hamlin from the Class of 2019.


  • Nine overtimes? Come again? You made the wrong decisions in life if you missed out on the the Illinois upset over Penn State this past weekend. Not only did you miss a wild finish, but you also missed CFC100 RB Chase Brown popping off for another 223 yards and a touchdown to help propel the Illini to victory over the seventh ranked Nittany Lions. Not to be forgotten, his twin brother CFC100 DB Sydney Brown also played a key role on the defence racking up three total tackles. But this day belonged to Chase, and if he can find a way to sustain some consistency there’s no reason why a few NFL teams won’t take a serious look at the redshirt sophomore from London on Draft Day. If you need a reminder, Chase already recorded a career-high 257 yard game earlier in the season against Charlotte, and has now rushed for 637 yards and four touchdowns on 93 carries. On the other side of the ball, Sydney has totaled 51 tackles, one forced fumble and two pass breakups on the campaign.


  • We are starting to get spoiled with the Canadian content in the NFL, and this rookie class continues to prove the golden generation isn’t a myth. It hasn’t taken long for CFC100 DB Benjamin St-Juste to make an impact on the coaching staff of the Washington Football Team, and he was able to find some time on the field this past week in their loss against Green Bay racking up four more tackles, which brings him up to 19 on the season with three pass deflections. Down in Miami we’re also watching a future star develop as CFC40 S Jevon Holland continues to impress despite the tough results. Holland had a four tackles and his first career sack in their loss to Atlanta, and now sits at 23 total tackles with two pass deflections after starting four of seven games this season. Throw in CFC100 RB Chuba Hubbard of the Carolina Panthers plus the pair of impact bolts CFC100 WR Joshua Palmer and CFC100 LB Amen Ogbongbemiga of the L.A. Chargers, and we might just be witnessing the greatest generation of Canadian talent to ever grace the NFL begin their journey and inspire many more … Sit back and enjoy the show.


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