Western, Guelph top choices for RB Reid

Pair of OUA schools early contenders for Stampeders standout

Burlington Stampeders Isiah Reid is focused on transition.

Isiah Reid

Linebacker, Fullback, and Running Back

5’9, 220 lbs

Burlington Stampeders (OFC)
Corpus Christi Longhorns (high school: HSSAA)


Official Visits:

Western, Guelph, Open


Isiah Reid is a veteran Stampeder.

The 5’9, 220lbs running back has been playing football for the Burlington Stampeders since the age of nine. In Isiah’s five seasons, he has already won three Central Ontario Minor Football League (COMFL) championships and two Ontario Football Conference (OFC) championships with the club.

Last season, Isiah played with the junior varsity stampeders who fell short of the championship, but had an outstanding season with the team.

“What I like most about the Stampderes is how comfortable we are around each other because we have played together for years,” says Isiah. “I also like and how much fun we have with each other and how we push each other to get better.”

“The highlight of last season [with the Stampeders] was when we beat the Hamilton Hurricanes because they were ranked the top team in Ontario.”

Isiah is a very athletic player and in his five seasons in Burlington he has played a range of positions including running back, fullback, and linebacker.

This offseason, Isiah was focused on committing to playing one position and excel in it and he decided on becoming a running back.

“I’m going to improve my 40 yard run time and I’m going to cut a little weight as I transition into playing running back,” says Isiah who has been very determined to reach his goals this offseason.

“I’m at the gym everyday on a workout schedule and I have a field day once a week [as well],” explains Isiah.

Isiah depends on his parents and Stampeder coaches to help him excel in life and in the sport.

“The most influential people in my life are my parents because they sacrificed a lot for me and my siblings to have opportunities in life,” says Isiah. “In football, my [Stampeder] coaches have coached me since I was nine years old and always believed in me and pushed me to be the player I am today.”

Isiah looks forward to playing running back in the 2015 season with the Longhorns and Stampeders, and hopes to continue to impress CIS scouts with his abilities.

“Honestly, my plans for my future aren’t clear right now,” says the fourteen year old who graduates in 2018. “But I do know I am hoping to pursue football in University…. and I am considering Guelph and Western.”

Isiah is very passionate about the sport and can’t wait to get back on the field.

“What I like most about playing football is the adrenaline you get when you hit someone and when all the attention is on you,” adds Isiah.

In the fall, Isiah will be joining the Corpus Christi Longhorns junior football team in Burlington, and he looks forward to adding his wealth of leadership, skill, and experience to the team.

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