Emphasis on academics draws 3 to Mac

McMaster adds two out-of-province and one Ontario commit to their class.

Defensive back Marcus Brown from the Westshore Rebels (CJFL), running back Toluwanimi Ojo from Bert Church High School and athlete Curtis Vincent from Assumption College aren’t only committing to the McMaster Marauders for the football, but for the academics as well.

Marcus Brown

Not shying away from any trial, Marcus Brown is ready for the Marauders. “I chose McMaster because of their coaching staff and the challenging academics,” the potential social sciences student said. “I believe that these coaches can teach me the things I have to know to help me pursue (my career) to the next level.”

Before joining the Rebels in 2017, Brown spent two years with the Langley Rams (CJFL). The 6’0, 190lbs halfback is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a former defensive MVP and BCFC champion with the Rams.

Toluwanimi Ojo

From the moment that Toluwanimi Ojo stepped foot on the McMaster campus, he knew that this was the place for him. “I felt McMaster was the best fit for me and my family. I had a lot of fun on my visit and it became clear that this was the best place for me to develop as an individual and an athlete, beautiful campus, great teammates,” he said.

“Honestly, the coaching staff is awesome, showed genuine interest in me coming out of high school,” the 6’0, 225lbs tailback added. “They place a lot of emphasis on high academic achievement, which I admire, very organized and dedicated coaching staff and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Ojo’s career has spanned two years with the Bert Church Chargers (RVFL) in his hometown of Bert Church, Alberta. He will be taking computer science with the hope of attending medical school.

Curtis Vincent

When Curtis Vincent began playing football, he couldn’t help but think about where the sport might take him. “I always thought one day (how) it would be amazing to play for a top team in Canada and I am now going to McMaster,” he said. “I chose to commit because I love the history behind the team and the success they have (had) and I want to be apart of that.”

Vincent, who is 6’2, 215lbs, added that the Marauders’ coaches were very welcoming. “They told me straight truth of what would happen if I were to come to McMaster and all the coaches I’ve talked to so far are great coaches,” he said. “I can’t wait to get to work with them.”

Starting his career in high school, Vincent has been involved in football for five years. In that time, the product of Brantford, Ontario, has played with the Assumption Lions (BCSSAA) and the Brantford Bisons (OFC). In 2017, he participated in the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge. He is a three-time team MVP and won a championship in 2013. He will be taking social sciences.

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