Seven national team alums heading down south
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Seven national team alumni made their commitment official on February 1, the NCAA’s national signing day. The first Wednesday of February typically marks the opening day that high school recruits can officially sign a National Letter of Intent with an NCAA football program.
Among the Canadians that committed to play football down south are seven players that participated in the under-18 national tackle football championship, the Football Canada Cup, including 2016 Canada Cup all-star Deionte Knight.
Five of the recruits represented Canada at the 2016 edition of the International Bowl series at AT&T Stadium including Gregor MacKellar (Timberlea, NS), Tyrell Richards (Brampton, ON), and Sidy Sow (Bromont, QC). The trio helped Canada’s U18s extend their winning streak to four games with a pair of wins against the US U19 Selects and US U18 national team at Cowboy Stadium.
An eighth alum stays north
Jacob Mozill, a linebacker from Saskatoon is also headed to the NCAA but will do so on Canadian soil, opting to sign with the Simon Fraser Clan. Mozill recently recorded three total tackles (1 solo and two assisted) as a member of Canada’s U19 national team at the inaugural North American Championship in Orlando. The Centennial Charger product becomes the eighth Canada Cup alumnus and eighth Team Canada player to sign with an NCAA football program in 2017.
Congratulations and best of luck to all those heading to the NCAA.
Football Canada alumni that committed to NCAA schools
|Name(Team / hometown)||Pos.||Committed to||National Team at International Bowl||Canada Cup|
|Julien Bourassa (Vieux-Montréal / Laval, QC)||REC||Buffalo||2016 U19||2014 QC|
|Patrick Davis (Champlain-Lennox. / Gatineau, QC)||OL||Syracuse||2015 U19||2013 QC|
|Liam Dobson (Canada Prep / Ottawa, ON)||DL||Maine||2016 U19|
|Jérémi Dominique (Vieux-Montréal / Montreal, QC)||DB||Hawaii||2015 U18||2014 QC|
|Gregor MacKellar (St. Andrew’s [ON] / Timberlea, NS)||OL||Rice||2016 U18||2015 NS|
|Jacob Mozill (Centennial Collegiate / Saskatoon, SK)||LB||Simon Fraser||2017 U19||2016 SK|
|Tyrell Richards (Football North / Brampton, ON)||LB||Syracuse||2016 U18||2015 ON|
|Sidy Sow (Champlain-Lennox. / Bromont, QC)||DL||Eastern Michigan||2015 & 2016 U18||2014 QC & 2015 QC-B.|
|Deionte Knight (Football North / Ajax, ON)||DL||Arizona Western||2016 ON|
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