Close friends continue journey to Laurier

Linebacker Adam Caron and CFC100 wide receiver Josiah McKoy from Football North Clarkson are about to write the next chapter of their lives together with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.

Adam Caron

Ever since grade one, Adam Caron has had Josiah McKoy by his side. “I can’t wait to begin this process and see where football will continue to take me a Laurier…McKoy will also be attending Laurier in the fall and I think that’s really cool and special for us both because we’ve done all this together basically,” he said.

The duo went from the Mississauga Warriors (OVFL) to the Meadowvale Falcons (ROPSSAA) to Football North. “I had a great experience, so I went back for one more year to develop more and come out a better player,” Caron said of his time at Clarkson. He also played with the SMFC in the Mississauga Football League for five years.

When his recruitment began, Caron said that Laurier was automatically on his list of programs to visit. “Before my visit I knew Laurier had a ton of school spirit, small-town feel, which I like, and a ton of support in place for students,” he said.

“So, going on my visit there just further enforced that, as well as the player-to-coach connection, which is really important, I think I found there. I felt like I could really talk to the coaches about anything. I saw myself being happy there for the next four to five years,” he added.

The 6’1, 225lbs middle linebacker believes that the coaching staff is full of great people. He said that the have the same goal in mind and are driven to reach it. “I think that’s really important because if the staff is driven, then the players will obviously follow suit. I can’t wait to work with them in training camp.”

CFC100 Josiah McKoy

When Josiah McKoy closes his eyes, he can envision himself in the purple and gold. “I chose to commit to Laurier because it is the place I saw myself best, great coaches, great football team and ultimately just a great school,” he said.

“They are a competitor in the OUA year in and year out and I just wanted to immerse myself in a winning culture and fantastic football atmosphere, which really appealed to me. Also, seeing that they were the first school to offer me early in the whole recruiting process, that showed they were extremely interested in my talents,” he added.

McKoy has been watching what the Golden Hawks have done under Head Coach Faulds and he said it is amazing. “A tenacious coaching staff that I am thrilled to be able to grow under as a football player and a person as well,” he said. “I can’t wait to be apart of it.”

McKoy, who will be taking communication studies, has been playing football for around 11 years. He spent eight years with the Warriors and three with the Falcons before joining Football North for two. In 2015, he was team MVP with the junior varsity Warriors. He also won team MVP on the Falcons junior team. In 2016, he was the Warriors’ most improved player. He was also recognized as a CFC10 all-Canadian.

“I’m just pleased that the whole recruiting process is over because it wasn’t an easy decision,” McKoy said. “But, I am excited to be a Golden Hawk and can now prepare to be a student-athlete at the next level, especially at a school like Laurier.”

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