Guelph commits excited to play for coaches

Guelph adds two out-of-province commits and one Ontario commit to their Class of 2018.

When the University of Guelph Gryphons came calling, CFC100 offensive lineman Spencer Masterson from King City High School and receivers Jake Bennett from Handsworth Secondary School and CFC100 Michael O’Shea Jr. from St. Paul’s High School knew that they should answer the call.

CFC100 Spencer Masterson

A commitment to Guelph is much more than simply committing to a team. For Spencer Masterson, he said “it’s (a) commitment to being great. I think the coaches at Guelph are the best set of coaches at any school in Canada and will remain that way for a number of years.”

Masterson, who is 6’6, 285lbs, added that he also chose Guelph because of its beautiful campus. He has applied to the criminal justice and public policy program.

In his hometown of King City, Ontario, he played with the King City Lions (York Region Athletics Association) and the York Region Lions (OFC). From 2013-2017, he was named as the most outstanding offensive lineman.

Jake Bennett

While he may call British Columbia his home, North Vancouver’s Jake Bennett has always had a soft spot for Ontario. “Most of my family lives in Ontario and I always knew I’d like to go to school out there,” he said. “I went to visit Guelph in the summer and I loved the atmosphere of the campus, the coaches and the program.”

The 6’0, 170lbs athlete added that, “The coaching staff is amazing. I really appreciate the attention they gave to me and my family on my visit. Coach MacNeill is a great person and I can’t wait to play for him.”

With a longing to head east driving him forward, Bennett is interested in studying human kinetics. He said he also chose Guelph because they have a great Human Kinetics program.

Starting in 2009, Bennett played three years in the GSL Football League before joining the Handsworth Royals (BC Secondary Schools Athletic Association). He partook in Game Ready Elite 7v7 ball last season and will do so again this year. He was also a member of Team BC at the 2017 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge. He was selected to be a conference all-star last year. He also won a leadership award with the Royals.

CFC100 Michael O’Shea Jr.

Michael O’Shea Jr. has decided to talk his talents out of the province and head across the provincial border to Ontario. Originally from Headingley, Manitoba, which is on the outskirts of Winnipeg, he played with the St. Paul’s Crusaders (Winnipeg High School Football League). He is 6’1, 185lbs.

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