Warriors add Myers Riders DE to 2017 class

Waterloo welcomes its fourth commit.

Sometimes when something feels right, you get overcome with excitement. Cameron Crofts, a defensive end from Gainesville High School, knows exactly how that feels after committing to the Waterloo Warriors.

“I am a Warrior. Man, that sounds good to me and I can’t wait to get after it up there with my teammates,” Croft said.

It’s a long way from Croft’s hometown of Ottawa to Waterloo, but it is even further from Gainesville, Florida, where he played football with the Gainesville Hurricanes (Florida High School Athletic Association). Now the young football player will be continuing his education north of the border.

“I was impressed with the campus and facilities, even more impressed with the future facilities coming,” Crofts said. “I know where this program is headed. I want to be a part of that and I am up for that challenge.”

He added that, “I chose Waterloo because of Coach Adams and enjoyed getting to know him through the recruiting process. The coaches wanted me to be a Warrior next year. Head Coach Bertoia and Coach Adams made that very clear on my visit.”

Cameron Crofts (#98) on the line. Courtesy of Cameron Crofts.

Cameron Crofts (#98) on the line. Courtesy of Cameron Crofts.

Standing at 6’3, 215lbs, Crofts has only been playing the sport for about four years. He has spent time with the Myers Riders in the Ontario Varsity Football League and the Kanata Knights in the National Capital Amateur Football Association.

“Myers Riders win championships. It’s our goal every year and is expected,” Croft said, having won a provincial championship with the Riders in 2015. In the same year, he was named to the NCAFA all-star team.

Along with football, the future academic will be either entering the legal studies or criminology program. “The academic side of Waterloo speaks for itself. I am focusing on my studies and lifting and running,” he said.

Even though his career has been relativity young, Crofts has had plenty of support and drive to reach the U Sports level. “None of this would be possible without my former teammates, coaches and my family. I am grateful for this opportunity and thankful to everyone who has helped me get to this point and the journey continues,” he said.

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