Tough decision (VIDEO)


CFC 100 defensive back nets NCAA offer, three OUA schools under consideration

The countdown is on for CFC 100 and St. Mary Monarchs defensive back Alonzo Addae for him to make one of the most important decisions of his life and gridiron career.

Alonzo Addae

Defensive Back (Free Safety/Cornerback/Halfback), Wide Receiver, Running Back, Quarterback, Special Teams (Punt Return)

6’0, 180 lbs

St. Mary Monarchs (high school: LOSSAA)
Ajax-Pickering Dolphins (OVFL)


Austin Peay (NCAA Division 1 FCS)

Official Visits:

Western, Carleton, Wilfrid Laurier, Simon Fraser (NCAA Division 2)


Alonzo Addae St Mary

Alonzo began his gridiron journey in grade nine.  Among the teams he has suited up for include Ajax-Pickering Dolphins of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and his high school team, St. Mary Monarchs of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA).

During his time with the Monarchs, Alonzo guided the team to an OFSAA Bowl win.

Throughout his career, the defensive back has been recognized for his play with several honours including two consecutive OVFL All Star selections (2013, 2014), Monarchs Defensive MVP and LOSSA Championship MVP.

Recently, Alonzo was ranked on the CFC 100.  While the defensive back is thrilled of the national recognition, he is looking to move up in the rankings.

“it’s an honour to be ranked in the CFC 100 and for me improving my ranking is me just to stay humble and keep working hard as I have been doing,” expresses the CFC 100 standout.  “I feel like I am the best defensive back in the country and every defensive back on that list probably feels the same way so for it it’s just going out and proving on the field why I should be ranked higher than I am.”

In his quest to gain a higher rank while improving as a player, Alonzo undergoes a rigourous training regimen 365 days a year.

“I train two times a week during season because I have practice every day,” describes the CFC 100 standout.  “During the offseason I will be training four days a week with Chosen Athletic which is a company with works with elite athletes in my area.”

“My training is evolved agility power speed and cardio work to make me a complete player and get me ready to make an instant impact at the next level.”

Moreover, Alonzo has credits several family members as main sources of encouragement and motivation which enables him to achieve his gridiron and life goals.

“In life, my mom and my dad both have raised me to be the person I am today and they have sacrificed their own happiness in order to make me happy and have what I need to be successful,” expresses the Monarchs defensive back.  “I can’t thank them enough.”

“In football, my two cousins Jahleel and Jahmile Addae both played Division 1 football (Jahleel at Central Michigan and Jahmile at West Virginia). Now, Jahleel plays safety in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers.  It’s cool having close cousin who I can call and text whenever I want to and talk about the process and who have been through it and can give me advice on how to approach going to the next level.”

Once he completes high school this spring, Alonzo would like to pursue some academic and career goals.

“School wise, I plan on going into either Communications or a Bachelor of Kinesiology through the Arts,” offers the CFC 100 defensive standout.  “I’d like to either become a sports agent, sports attorney or become a sports broadcaster.”

While he has not committed to a school yet, Alonzo has received an offer from NCAA Division 1 FCS Austin Peay.  Moreover, he is considering three CIS schools – Western, Carleton and Wilfrid Laurier as well as NCAA Division 2’s Simon Fraser.

“Recruiting has been every good; it’s great having coaches realize my hard work is paying off and wanting me to attend and contribute to their programs,” recalls the CFC 100 defensive back of the recruitment process.  “The exciting part is building relationships with coaches who are very knowledgeable about the game and for me, I just soak up the information and try and put it towards my game.”

“The challenging part is letting coaches know that I won’t be attending their schools and it’s awful especially when you have good relationships with that coach or coaching staff.”

Overall, the game has taught him the recipe for success in all his gridiron and life endeavours.

“Football has taught me team work, self-discipline, work ethic, and being able to adjust to adversity,” says the Monarchs standout.

Ultimately, there are a couple of things that define Alonzo as a player and person.

“I’m very dedicated to being successful in both the classroom and on the field,” says Alonzo.  “I will work to be the best.”

“My family is very important to me and I always keep God first in order to do the things I do.”


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