Calgary Dinos bolster offence with 5 CFC100s

Calgary adds five top prospects to their Class of 2018.

It has been decided; CFC100 Lucas LaBrier, a wide receiver from St. Andrew’s College, and  CFC100 Tyler Santos, a running back from Henry Wise Wood High School, will be taking their talents to the University of Calgary Dinos.

CFC100 wide receiver Tyson Philpot and twin brother CFC100 running back Jalen Philpot from Seaquam Secondary School, and CFC100 Adre Simmonds from St. Andrew’s College will also be joining the Dinos.

CFC100 Lucas LaBrier

Courtesy of Lucas LaBrier.

While Lucas LaBrier calls Aurora, Ontario, his home, he is no stranger to Calgary, Alberta. “My whole dad’s side of the family lives in Calgary, so that’s what drove me there,” he said. “I chose to commit to Calgary because it is a great school and has a terrific program where I feel I could grow as a player and a person. I’m really excited to start working with a very talented coaching staff.”

LaBrier has been playing football for four years. In that time, he has played with the Newmarket Bucs (OVFL) and the St. Andrew’s College Saints (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association). This past season, he was a recipient of the Harry J. Addison award, which is given to the player who has the most outstanding contribution to the team.

Standing at 6’2, 205lbs, he is interested in taking either business or communications.

CFC100 Tyler Santos

Ever since the start of his recruitment, Tyler Santos has kept an eye on the Dinos. They are his hometown team after all. “I chose this school because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it from teammates who play there now. I have had coaches vouch for the football there and the dedication that seems to go into it,” he said. “The team and the work was all very enticing. The coaching staff seems very friendly, helpful, hardworking and dedicated to their team. I get the feeling that they want to see the best that we can be and will always be there for the team and everyone on it to do what they can.”

Santos, who is 6’1, 214lbs, also had academics on his mind when he chose Calgary. He said, “The schooling also appeals to me as I want to go into engineering and have heard many positive things about the schooling there.”

In high school, he played with the Henry Wise Wood Warriors (Calgary High School Athletic Association) and the Calgary Bulldogs. In 2016, he rushed for over 970 yards on 101 carries and had seven rushing touchdowns. He was a member of Team Canada U16 in the 2016 International Bowl where he was named as the tournament’s MVP. He has also played on the Calgary Selects All-Stars and participated in the Bantam Bowl.

CFC100 Tyson Philpot

Tyson Philpot will be heading to Calgary with his brother, Jalen, from their hometown of Surrey, BC. Their father, Cory Philpot, is a former CFLer. Tyson has been playing football for 11 years. During his high school career with the Seaquam Seahawks (BC High School Football Association), he scored 70 touchdowns. The 6’0, 180lbs athlete also played with the North Delta Longhorns (Vancouver Mainland Football League), the Holy Cross Crusaders (BCHSFA) and Team Canada U18.

CFC100 Jalen Philpot

Jalen Philpot, who also played with the Seahawks, is 6’0, 175lbs. He also took part in the 2018 International Bowl as a member of Team Canada U18. His father, who played with the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, was a coach on the team.

CFC100 Adre Simmonds

Adre Simmonds is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, however at the age of 15, his impressive play landed him a spot on the St. Andrew’s College Saints (CISAA). He played with the Dartmouth Destroyers (Nova Scotia Football League) before joining the Saints. He also participated in the 2017 Football Canada Cup as a member of Team Nova Scotia, which was held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is 5’11, 180lbs.

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