Windsor Lancers’ coaches ‘have great energy,’ says commit

Windsor adds Hamilton area commit to Class of 2018.

It appears that it’s time for a change of scenery for Dylan Wilkins, a receiver from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, who will be heading to the southern Ontario border to play with the University of Windsor Lancers

“I think it is a great environment to live in for the next few years of my life,” Wilkins, who is from Waterdown, Ontario, said. “The coaches, players and students were all very kind and welcoming.”

By Gerry Graham.

He added that, “The coaches have great energy and drive. They are great guys who are honest, which I appreciate because I know they will make me a better player and person. They are also very flexible with my program, aviation, because I have to travel to the airport at some points.”

The 5’10, 190lbs slotback has been playing football for six years. He has suited up for the Hamilton Hurricanes (CJFL) and the Hamilton Varsity Tiger-Cats (OPFL). In high school, he played with the St. Mary Crusaders (Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference).

Wilkins has won two championships, one with the Hurricanes and one with the Varsity Tiger-Cats. He is a four-time offensive MVP for the Crusaders. In 2014, he was the Crusaders’ most improved player. The following year, he was the Hurricanes’ special teams MVP. This season, he was named offensive MVP at the Steel Bowl.

Wilkin’s athleticism doesn’t stop at football. He has a 2nd-degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do and is a seven-time national kickboxing champ. He has represented Canada in kickboxing three times where he won four bronze medals on the international stage.

Deciding to pursue his football career instead, Wilkins has confidence in his decision. “I love the facilities Windsor has to offer,” Wilkins said. “I can also see myself having success being a Lancer.”

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