Five stay local in Calgary

The Dinos add five local commits to their 2018 class.

There is no place that linebacker Matthew Lawrence from John Diefenbaker High School would rather be than at home, playing for the University of Calgary Dinos.

Defensive backs Evan Zadery from Henry Wise Wood High School and Segun Adeseye from Crescent Heights High School, along with linebackers Jackson McLean from Cochrane High School and Caleb Guthrie from Robert Thirst High School, will also be joining the Dinos.

Matthew Lawrence

For Matthew Lawrence, there is no place like home. “I chose to commit to the UofC because they’ve got an excellent football program, and it’s my hometown, so it’s nice to go to a school that’s close and I don’t have to leave the family,” he said. “The staff has made an incredible first impression and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Between 2011 and 2016, Lawrence, who is 6’2, 200lbs, played with the Calgary Hilltoppers. While with the Diefenbaker Chiefs (Calgary High School Athletic Association), he helped the team capture a Division 3 championship in 2016. He was also the senior rookie of the year. A year prior, he was the team’s defensive MVP and defensive team leader. He was defensive team leader again in 2017.

Evan Zadery

Evan Zadery will be staying home. The product of Calgary, Alberta, played with the Henry Wise Wood Warriors (CHSAA) in high school. He is 6’0, 165lbs.

Segun Adeseye

Another player from Calgary, Alberta, Segun Adeseye spent last season playing with the Calgary Colts (CJFL). Prior to that, he played with the Crescent Heights Cowboys (CHSAA) as a slotback and cornerback. Standing at 5’10, 160lbs, Adeseye also plays as a receiver.

Jackson McLean

Jackson McLean lives north of Calgary in Cochrane, Alberta. While with the Cochrane Cobras (Rocky View Football League), the 6’0, 190lbs athlete played as a running back and outside linebacker. He was named as the Cobras’ MVP and was a co-recipient of the team’s leadership award for 2017. He was also the RVFL’s best defensive player.

He told the Cochrane Eagle that “choosing to sign with the Dinos was easy. I’ve been working towards playing at the next level for years and when I was accepted, I knew I wasn’t going to look anywhere else.”

Caleb Guthrie

In high school Caleb Guthrie played with the Robert Thirst Comets (CHSAA) as a middle and outside linebacker. He stands at 6’0, 200lbs and is also from Calgary.

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