Gee-Gees exploring commit’s potential

Gee-Gees add a GTA commit to their Class of 2018.

Scott Klin, a defensive lineman from Clarkson Football North, has always had a thing for the nation’s capital, and now he will be calling it home for the next couple years of his career after signing with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Since the start of his recruitment, Klin said he knew he would end up at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa. “I’ve always loved the city of Ottawa. I had an experience at Carleton with Football North when we played the North Bowl against St. Joes, and I didn’t really get that ‘feeling’ of home so to speak,” Klin said.

“But, visiting the uOttawa campus with my family, it felt right. I felt like I could see myself there in the future, and the close proximity of the campus and amenities played a huge role,” he added.

Courtesy of Scott Klin.

When Klin was being recruited, he said that most schools only saw him as a defensive lineman. “The (Gee-Gees) coaching staff was very adamant about bringing me in and using me to my full potential…(and) exploring every possible position I can be used at” he said.

“I chose uOttawa because the coaching staff was very welcoming and straightforward about their goals as a program and what they have planned for me as an athlete and student…talking to me as if I was already apart of their program rather than a recruit that they were trying to sell the program to” Klin said.

“As many people know, the recruiting process is an up and down rollercoaster, but Coach Massey really simplified it and helped me out,” Klin added. He also said that Coach Barresi sold him when he spoke about his years of coaching experience, his coaching morale and his vision for Klin and the team.

On top of football, the coaching staff takes academics seriously and they provide academic support to ensure the student-athletes obtain the highest grades possible, Klin said. He will be taking a double major in English and law. With two teachables, he plans on attending the school’s teacher’s college program after his undergrad.

Standing at 6’5, 240lbs, the defensive end and tight end started his career with the St. Martin Mustangs (Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association) in grade nine. He then played with the Canada Prep Raiders before switching to Clarkson Football North. The product of Mississauga, Ontario, also spent time with the Mississauga Warriors (OPFL) and the Burlington Stampeders (OPFL).

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