CFC100 Owoaje an ‘explosive athlete’ says Western Mustangs

Western adds a top-ranked commit to their Class of 2017.

CFC100 Temi Owoaje, a defensive lineman from Clarkson Football North, threw his hat into the ring a little late, but emerged as a commit of the Western Mustangs.

Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Owoaje decided to test the waters of American-style football by playing for the inaugural Football North team at Clarkson Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. The former Brampton Bulldog (OVFL) is 6’0, 270lbs.

“Temi brings high character and a great personality to the team. He is a fun guy to be around,” Steve Snyder, the team’s co-offensive coordinator, said. “On top of that, he is an excellent football player and he is an explosive athlete. He will instantly make our defensive line unit better.”

Christopher Marcus, the Mustangs’ recruiting coordinator, is confident that it won’t take long for Owoaje to mesh with the Western system. He said that the defensive and offensive lines are the backbone of the line-of-scrimmage style the team plays.

“Temi is a great addition to the defensive line unit,” Marcus said. “We think he will come in and compete and develop and ultimately produce at a high level. We believe he is the type of player that can play a key role on a championship football team.”

While the life of a student athlete is primarily sport-focused, Marcus said the coaches hope that Owoaje excels in school, earns a degree, develops great relationships and enjoys his experience.

“We are looking forward to having Temi join the Western family and help us continue to do things the Western way,” Marcus added. “We believe Temi can be a leader here one day and we look forward to the next four to five years of his academic and athletic career here and a lifetime relationship as a Western Mustang.”

And what can fans expect from Owoaje? “A friendly, fun player to be around, our community supports us and our players give back to the community,” Marcus said. “Our fans are going to love Temi’s explosiveness and ability to make plays in the backfield.”

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