Family feel of Windsor Lancers appeals to 3

Windsor welcomes three Ontario commits to their 2018 class.

Athlete Jalen Lennon from St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School and linebackers Matthew Jones from John Paul II Catholic Secondary School and Brandon Frimpong from St. Roch Catholic Secondary School are ready to become apart of the University of Windsor Lancers family.

Jalen Lennon

Courtesy of Jalen Lennon.

Every time Jalen Lennon steps onto the Windsor campus, it’s going to feel pretty special. “Windsor just felt like home from the moment I walked onto the campus. It was very lively and exciting, and I knew it was the place for me,” he said.

“The university coaching staff was amazing. They treated me like I was family and (like) I was already a Lancer,” he added. “They showed me the ropes quick and it’s always a great, exciting and competitive environment.”

Lennon, who is from Brampton, Ontario, played with the St.Marguerite D’youville Panthers (ROPSSAA) and the Brampton Bulldogs (OVFL) in his seven-year career. He is a former junior Panther defensive player of the year and was the 2018 senior offensive player of the year.

Standing at 5’9, 175lbs, he is interested in Human Kinetics or Commerce. He said that, “(I’m) ready to start my new journey as a Lancer and fulfil my childhood dreams.”

Matthew Jones

Coming from London, Ontario, Matthew Jones will be getting a change of scenery in Windsor, Ontario, and that’s fine with him. “I chose the University of Windsor because it seemed like a perfect fit for me. The campus looked amazing and I just loved the atmosphere of the school,” he said.

“The coaching staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. They seemed very professional and wanted me to feel as though I was already apart of the Lancer family,” he added.

Jones, who is 6’1, 220lbs, spent five years with the John Paul II Jaguars (TVRA). He was a London District all-star in 2017. He is interested in human kinetics.

Brandon Frimpong

Courtesy of Brandon Frimpong.

During his visits, Brandon Frimpong had the opportunity to attend a sample lecture. “The teachers were phenomenal, so I know I’ll be engaged and taught well,” he said, adding that he will be studying Kinesiology. He is unsure as to whether he will pursue sports management or movement science.

Frimpong was also a fan of the school’s small class sizes and the home-line feeling on campus. “The coaching staff is really great and helpful,” he added. “All very goal-orientated and are building a great recruiting class.”

In his five-year career, Frimpong played with the St. Roch Ravens (ROPSSAA), the Brampton Bulldogs (OVFL) and the Guelph Jr. Gryphons (OFC). He is a three-time ROPSSAA champion in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014, his team also won a junior Metro Bowl. He captured a second OFSAA championship and an OFC championship the following year. In 2014, 2016 and 2017, he was named the Ravens’ defensive MVP. Last season, he was a ROPSSAA all-star. The 5’11, 235lbs defensive end is from Brampton, Ontario.

“I give all the credit to God,” Frimpong said. “I’m just thankful to the coaches and everyone who has helped me out from my family, specifically my brother, and all my coaches, especially every coach that’s come through St. Roch.”

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