Recruit “felt welcomed and a part” of Guelph (VIDEO)

Offensive lineman joins OUA team’s 2016 class

Xave Warner had no reservations when it came to where he wanted to continue his CIS career.

The 6’4, 293 pound offensive lineman signed with the Guelph Gryphons.  Warner will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

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“The main reason why I committed to Guelph is because of my experiences on my numerous visit to the university; I’ve always felt welcomed and a part of the football team and by extension the school and the community,” explained Warner of his decision.  “Guelph is a small community which i think is ideal for any student athlete less distractions and more involvement in school activities, community events, etc.”

“Guelph also provides alot of support for their student athletes especially their football players both educational and general moral support. The Gryphons had a great season last year, apart from that the offensive line coach and my previous coach have worked together in the past.”

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Warner, the native of Diamond Vale Diego Martin The Republic of Trinidad And Tobago moved to Canada at the age of 16 and called Meadowvale, Mississauga home.  Once he arrived, he suited up for both the Mississauga Warriors of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA).

Most recently, the lineman competed with the Canada Prep Raiders.

“I was privileged enough to attend Canada Prep Academy where I developed into a better player and a better person; the coaches at Canada Prep Academy gave me this opportunity by teaching me how to compete and developing my craft,” expressed Warner.  “Coach [Jeff] McArthur (head coach) Coach Bianco and Coach Herechuk (offensive line coaches) Coach Huntley (strength/conditioning defensive line coach) all played a part in my development and i would like to thank them for that.”

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