Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Roaring Thunder

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Position: Defensive End
Height/Weight: 6’3, 220lbs
Teams: Blessed Trinity Thunder (high school: NRHSAA)
Commitment: N/A
Official Visits: Western, McMaster, Wilfrid Laurier
Considerations: Western, McMaster, Wilfrid Laurier, Open
Class: 2015

Throughout Jake Richardson’s nine years on the gridiron he has played for a variety of different programs.

The defensive end is playing with the Blessed Trinity Thunder of the Niagara Region High School Athletic Association (NRHSAA) and has had a successful time with them. In 2011 and 2012 the Thunder won the Niagara Regional Championship, in 2012 they also participated in the Metro Bowl held in Toronto.

Last season, 2013, Richardson was named to the NRHSAA ‘AAAA’ All Star team.

The defensive end also participated in the 2013 Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) and was selected to play for the winning West team.

“My goals for the [upcoming] OPC are to learn more about the game from the coaching staff and gain more exposure to a higher level of football,” says Richardson.

During the off-season the Thunder keeps up his abilities in strength and speed by working with his father, who is a former CFL player. He also participated in both the McMaster and Western high school football camps.

Richardson loves to play football because of the physical aspects of the game and the competitive nature of the sport.

“I also enjoy making connections with my fellow teammates and others who share the same love for this game,” added the Thunder. “It is also an excellent way to challenge and push myself every play and every down.”

The defensive end sees the CFC 100 list as not only a goal of his, but also an honour.

“It would be awesome to be on a list alongside other players who have come as far as I have to achieve their goals, and worked just as hard,” explains Richardson. “This kind of exposure would benefit any graduation football players who aim to play in the next level of the sport.”

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