Toronto commit believes in coaching changes

Toronto adds GTA commit to their Class of 2018.

The University of Varsity Blues have had a busy off-season not only recruiting, but changing the face of their front office, and offensive lineman Connor Graham from Nelson High School has nothing but confidence in the team’s new coaches.

“I really feel like UofT has something special to offer (me) as a student athlete,” Graham said. “I also feel like the team will find a lot of success in the coming years with their big coaching staff changes and good recruiting.”

Courtesy of Connor Graham.

The most notable coaching change for the Varsity Blues was the introduction of Greg Marshall, a former CFL and Queen’s Gaels coach, as their new head coach. Graham said that he believes the coaches are incredible and experienced people.

“Seeing as how the team has brought in new faces to coach this past year who have had success for other team, it will help us in the coming future,” Graham added.

On the academic side, Graham said that the team’s academic support is one of the best. He is also pleased with the fact the school is considered top-notch.

In 2017, Graham returned to Nelson High School in his hometown of Burlington, Ontario, for a post-grad year. He spent a total of five years with the Nelson Lords (Halton Secondary School Athletic Association). He is a two-time member of Team Ontario, one at the Spaulding Cup and one at the Football Canada Cup. He also played rep football with the Hamilton Varsity Tiger-Cats (OFC).

In 2014, Graham, who is 6’2, 260lbs, won a junior varsity OFC championship and a Halton championship. He is a two-time bronze medalist in 2015 and 2016. He also captured a OFC and Halton varsity championship in 2016. That year, he was also an OFC all-star. He is a two-time OFSAA champion with the Lords in 2016 and 2017.

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