Windsor Lancers coaches do good job recruiting, says commit

Windsor adds two Ontario commits to their Class of 2018.

The Windsor Lancers have done what they set out to do, reel in commits Evan Blakely, a defensive end from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, and offensive lineman Evan Anseeuw from Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

Evan Blakely

Courtesy of Evan Blakely.

There is no better insight into a school than knowing someone who goes there. For Evan Blakely, he can get all the information he wants about his future school from his brother, who is in his second year at Windsor.

So far, the reviews sound pretty good. “I chose to commit to Windsor because of the great opportunities they have there, such as a great campus and great courses,” Blakely said, who is interested in criminology.

It wasn’t only his brother, however, that peaked his interest in the school. “The university’s coaching staff is amazing,” he said. “(They do a) great job reaching out to players to interest them in their school. They are so welcoming and nice.”

The 6’3, 210lbs athlete has been playing football for three years in his hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. He played on the St. Mary’s Knights (High School Football League) in Sault Ste Marie. Last year, he was named rookie of the year.

Evan Anseeuw

Courtesy of Evan Anseeuw.

Leaving home is never easy. But, the difficulty of living on your own can be alleviated with the right people. “I chose Windsor because of the community,” Evan Anseeuw said. “Although it’s four hours away from where I live, it felt lime home in a way. I was drawn to the campus and the people on and off the gridiron.” (Anseeuw is from Walsingham, Ontario, which is south of Brantford).

Interested in liberal arts, Anseeuw said that the school offers the courses he wants. “I feel like this would be a good school for me even if I wasn’t involved in athletics,” he added.

But, there are a few men that would surely rather see him involved in sports. “I think the coaching staff at Windsor is determined to improve players to the best of their ability,” Anseeuw said. “(They’re also) focused on winning and always striving to get better.”

The 6’5, 250lbs lineman played with the Brantford Bisons JV team (OFC) for three years before joining the varsity squad this season. He has taken part in Team Ontario’s Red-Black weekend, in which only the top 90 recruits in Ontario participate. His team’s season ended 3-2 in the tournament. In high school, he played with the Holy Trinity Titans. He was the team’s offensive player of the year two times in a row. For the past two seasons, the Titans have been semi-finalists.

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