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Recruiting Update: Football’s incoming commits

Tuesday April 19, 2016
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Gord Weber

The Gee-Gees football staff has gained letters of intent from 36 players who plan to suit up for the Garnet and Grey in 2016. The class includes a focus on lineman but covers all positions with players from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta.

The list of commits features nine players coming from CEGEP programs, an area which has traditionally and recently produced standout players for uOttawa. Among them is Michael Arruda, a quarterback who is considered a top prospect after his success during three seasons at Champlain-Lennoxville. The Gatineau native was the RSEQ Division 1 MVP for 2015 and he will be joined at the Gee-Gees training camp by his Cougars team mates Marco Palmieri of the offensive line and Charles Goulet from the defensive line.

Other team mates committing to uOttawa are the Horton High School duo of Luke Oulton and Evan Holmes, Westmount pair Joel Clairmont and Zach Plausini, and local tandem Myron Flowers, Gerrard Osakwe, and Dylan St. Pierre from St. Francis Xavier High School.

The Gee-Gees have also acquired three players transferring from other institutions: offensive lineman Logan Commanda of the Concordia Stingers, receiver Jaeger Prot from St. Mary’s, and defensive end Parker Bolton who spent the 2014 season at Saginaw Valley State. 

Current list of players who have committed to uOttawa for 2016 (alphabetical, by position):

  • Joshua Britton-Bailey – Trinity College School – Montreal, Que. - ATH
  • Alex Douglas – Cornwall Collegiate – Cornwall, Ont. – ATH
  • Joel Clairmont – Westmount Secondary School – Hamilton, Ont. – DB
  • Muhammed Faye – CEGEP Champlain-St. Lambert – Longueuil, Que. – DB
  • Jason-Lee Jones – CEGEP Sherbrooke – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. – DB
  • Luke Oulton – Horton High School – Wolfville, N.S. – DB
  • Daniel Shaw – Richview High School – Toronto, Ont. – DB
  • Parker Bolton – Saginaw Valley State – Almonte, Ont. – DE
  • Alain Pae – Prague Lions, Czech Republic – DE
  • Tye Beazer – Our Lady of Mount Carmel C.S.S. – Mississauga, Ont. – DT
  • Alijah Casellas – Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. – Scarborough, Ont. – DT
  • Myron Flowers – St. Francis Xavier High School – Ottawa, Ont. – DT
  • Charles Goulet – CEGEP Champlain-Lennoxville – Sherbrooke, Que. - DT
  • Nathan O’Keese – St. Ignatius C.S.S. – Thunder Bay, Ont. – DT
  • Nicholas Parish – St. Patrick’s H.S. – Ottawa, Ont. – DT
  • Tramayne Stephen - Northern Secondary School – Toronto, Ont. – DT
  • Evan Holmes – Horton High School – Wolfville, N.S. - LB
  • Reyd Kessler – Bowness High School – Calgary, Alta. – LB
  • Cory Knockwood – Cobequid Educational Centre – Indian Brook, N.S. - LB
  • Gerrard Osakwe – St. Francis Xavier H.S. – Ottawa, Ont. - LB
  • Zach Plausini – Westmount Secondary School – Hamilton, Ont. – LB
  • Louis Amoruso – CEGEP Vanier College – Repentigny, Que. – K
  • Tanner Brady – North Hastings H.S. – Bancroft, Ont. – K
  • Philippe Adam – CEGEP Champlain St-Lambert - Lac-Beauport, Que. – OL
  • Marc Bonifacio – Glebe Collegiate – Ottawa, Ont. – OL
  • Logan Commanda – Concordia Stingers - Maniwaki, Que. – OL
  • Mitchell Eisan – Thomas A. Stewart S.S. - Omemee, Ont. – OL
  • Brett Jelley – St. Paul H.S. – Ottawa, Ont. – OL
  • Marco Palmieri – CEGEP Champlain-Lennoxville – Laval, Que. - OL
  • Mike Parent – CEGEP Champlain St-Lambert – Montreal, Que. – OL
  • Patrick Spelman – Nelson H.S. – Burlington, Ont. - OL
  • Michael Arruda – CEGEP Champlain-Lennoxville – Gatineau, Que. – QB
  • Dawson O’Dei – Monsignor Paul Dwyer C.H.S – Oshawa, Ont. – RB
  • Frednick Eveillard – CEGEP Outaouais – Gatineau, Que. – REC
  • Jaeger Prot – St. Mary’s University – Arnprior, Ont. – REC
  • Dylan St. Pierre – St. Francis Xavier H.S. – Ottawa, Ont. – REC