Gee-Gees commits playing hungry in 2018

Look out OUA, Raidan Thorne, a wide receiver from Canada Prep Academy and future University of Ottawa Gee-Gee, is going to be entering the 2018 season like a hurricane.

Kicker Max Capriotti from Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and offensive lineman Nick Sine from Canada Prep Academy will also be joining the Gee-Gees.

Raidan Thorne

Courtesy of Raidan Thorne.

When Raidan Thorne stepped into the 2017 season with the Canada Prep Raiders, he had one goal on his mind. It didn’t pan out for him, but that isn’t going to stop him. “I’m playing with a chip on my shoulder this season. My goal was to receive a full scholarship to the US, which I didn’t achieve, so for that reason I’m coming crazy this season, showing all the doubters where I should be balling,” he said. “OUA rookie of the year is the next goal!”

The 6’3, 185lbs wide receiver decided that he could prove his worth on the field with the Gee-Gees. “It seemed like a perfect, fresh start for me. They’re a good team that competes for a Yates Cup every year. I would be able to come in early and compete as a freshman, hopefully starting my first year if I earn it,” he said.

“The coaching staff all seems genuine and truly want their players to succeed. Coach Taylor and Coach Tolmie have helped me the most in my recruitment to Ottawa, showing me around and giving me realistic expectations of the future and where I need to be for the next level,” he added.

While he may be hungry on the field, with the 24/7 cafeteria uOttawa has, he said he will never go hungry and will be able to maintain his weight better. He said that the dome, which covers the field during the winter, was also appealing because it allows for year-round access of the field.

The potential finance student spent the past two seasons with the Raiders. He has been playing for 11 years and is from Kitchener, Ontario.

Max Capriotti

Max Capriotti comes from Ancaster, Ontario, where he kicked and punted with the Bishop Tonnos Titans (Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association). In the 2017 Steel Bowl, Capriotti successfully kicked a 28-yard and 11-yard field goal for Team West. He also made three converts.

Nick Sine

Standing at 6’2, 257lbs, Nick Sine has been anchoring the Canada Prep Raiders’ offensive line since 2016. The centre and guard also took part in the 2017 Nike Opening, which was held in New Jersey.

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