CFC100, 2 other commits get warm welcome from Marauders

McMaster adds one local and two Ontario commits to their 2019 class.

FPC Dillon Caldwell, a fullback from Saint. Paul Catholic High School, CFC100 William Spanic, an offensive lineman from Cathedral High School, and FPC Nick Fowler, a defensive back from Royal Imperial Collegiate of Canada, can all agree on one thing, the McMaster Marauders is the team for them.

Dillon Caldwell

Courtesy of Dillon Caldwell.

When it came down to it, Dillon Caldwell was won over by the recruiting. “They said and did the right things to get me down there for a visit,” he said. “On my visit, Head Recruiter John Parkes had a way with words and once he was done showing me the campus and the facilities and all the help I would have behind me, I knew that’s where I wanted to play football for the rest of my eligible years!”

He added that, “They have an amazing, young and talented roster coming in and along with the coaching staff, I believe I would fit in just perfect.”

While Caldwell hasn’t met the entire staff, he said the coaches there are unbelievable. “But they’re there to support you from everything. Straight onto the field I noticed that the majority of the time football wasn’t mentioned, it was school, school, school,” he said.

“They’re not there just to have a great football program. They’re there to make sure you succeed with anything and everything you do, which I felt very comfortable with being a mature student and not being in school for three years.”

Caldwell, who is 6’0, 210lbs, is interested in taking social sciences, however he said he is not 100% sure just yet.

A resident of Welland, Ontario, Caldwell is entering his thirteenth season of football. He has played with the Niagara Spears (OPFL) and both the Notre Dame College School Fighting Irish (NCAA) and the Saint Paul Patriots (NCAA). Back in 2013, Caldwell won a defensive MVP award at the junior varsity level. He was also team MVP. From 2015-2016 he was both offensive and defensive MVP for his high school. He was named as a defensive all-star in the 2018 CJFL season. He also participated in the 2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge.

CFC100 William Spanic

By Gerry Graham.

It didn’t take long for William Spanic to realize that Hamilton, Ontario, is where he belongs. “I committed to McMaster because it is my hometown school and playing football in Hamilton is huge and a dream of a lot of kids who live in Hamilton,” he said. “Plus, how much potential McMaster has, it was a no-brainer.”

Although McMaster doesn’t currently have a head coach, Spanic said he can’t wait to see who fills the role. He added that the team’s coaches are friendly.

Standing at 6’7, 275lbs, Spanic has played with the Cathedral Gaels (HWCAA) and the Hamilton Hurricanes (OFC). He will be taking history at McMaster.

Nick Fowler

Courtesy of Nick Fowler.

Nick Fowler may not be from Steel Town, but Hamilton has already grown on him. “I chose to commit to the school because it felt like home,” he said. “What appealed to me was that they have a successful football program and top-of-the-line academics.”

Fowler, who is interested in criminology, added that he thinks the coaches are welcoming. “I believe that their coaching staff is well rounded,” he said. “I look forward to playing for them.”

Hailing from Sault Ste. Marine, Ontario, Fowler, who is 5’11, 190lbs, has been playing football for 11 years. While in his hometown he played with the Sault Sabercats. In high school he played with the RICC Knights. He participated in the Ontario Prospect Challenge in grade eight and in grade ten he won a city MVP award.

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