Yates Cup Champions land CFC 100 recruit

CFC 100 & Strathroy offensive lineman becomes first recruit to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

The defending Yates Cup Champions have begun their 2014 recruitment campaign with a splash.

The Western Mustangs have announced the signing of CFC 100 Dylan Giffen to the team’s 2015 class.

Mustangs Head Coach Greg Marshall thrilled to have the towering 6’9, 320 pound offensive lineman from Strathroy, Ontario in the fold.

“We are excited that Dylan has made an early commitment to attend Western,” commented Marshall of the CFC 100 recruit.  “He is both an outstanding young man and a very talented offensive lineman.”

“We are fortunate to have watched Dylan’s development over the past two years.  He has progressed into a dominant offensive tackle and will make a positive impact on our football program.”

Among the teams Giffen has suited up for during his career include Strathroy Saints of the Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association (TVRAA) and London Jr Mustangs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

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For his part, the Ontario standout chose the Mustangs because of the opportunity, the traditional of excellence as well as the proximity from his hometown.

“I picked Western because I want to compete for my spot on a team and they have some of the best offensive lineman in the country,” explained the CFC 100 lineman of his decision to sign with the Yates Cup Champions.  “I’m from Strathroy, which 35 minutes from London so it’s good for my friends and family to come watch me play.”

“I’ve always been involved in London Jr Mustangs and loved the coaching so I believe that Western is the best place for me to get better.”

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Mustangs Recruiting Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Chris Bertoia is looking forward to working with Giffen.  Moreover, the team is ecstatic of what the positive effect of signing the CFC 100 offensive lineman will have on their recruitment efforts in the coming days, weeks and months.

“We’re very happy that Dylan decided to commit to being a Western Mustang and spearhead our Class of 2015 recruiting efforts,” said Bertoia.  “I’m excited to work with Dylan over the next four or five years; he has the size and skill set to be a dominant offensive lineman.”

“Dylan will be a great fit in our locker room!”

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