Yorke brothers reunited after Jelani commits to Mount A

Mount Allison picks up their second 2017 commit.

There is nothing quite like playing football with your brother and now, Jelani Yorke, a receiver St. Stephens Catholic Secondary School, will get another chance to line up with his older brother after committing to Mount Allison.

Yorke will be heading out east to join the Mounties in 2017. It’s a long way to Sackville, New Brunswick from his home in Bowmanville, Ontario, a small community outside Osahwa, but the young football player probably won’t mind the move.

“Mount Allison University is such a great university and a perfect fit for me! The people, the players, the coaches and the atmosphere on and off the campus is something that I couldn’t pass up,” he said.

“They really made me feel at home and a part of the team and that was really neat. It was just so fitting for me,” he added.

The 6’0, 184lbs receiver, who also plays as a returner, currently plays with the St. Stephens Royals (Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletics Association). He has also suited up for the Oshawa Hawkeyes (Ontario Varsity Football Association). Now, set to become a Mountie in 2017, he is looking forward to working with a new set of coaches.

“Coach Brady and the rest of the coaching staff are amazing, always willing to help you get better in every aspect,” he said.

The two-time OVFL all-star (2015 and 2016) will be entering university under a Bachelor of Arts. He is undecided on his major, however he said he is interested in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Last time CFC caught up with Yorke, he said that his older brother, Idahossa, has really helped him and taught him a lot. “When he comes home from school, he brings more knowledge and experience to share with me to help me improve my game. Seeing him mature as a player and a person has continued to help me better myself on and off the field,” Yorke said.

Idahossa Yorke will be entering his second year as a receiver with the Mounties in 2017.

Idahossa is on the left with his brother Jelani to the right.

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