Windsor Lancers’ commits want to help team grow

Windsor adds one local CJFL commit and two Ontario commits to their Class of 2018.

Linebacker Tarik Hammoud from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School and receiver Brandon Reaume from the Windsor AKO Fratmen (CJFL) are at different stages in their career, but both are ready to add their talents to the University of Windsor Lancers, a team many have been calling an up-and-coming program.

Jared Pageau, an offensive lineman from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, will also be joining the Lancers.

Tarik Hammoud

Courtesy of Tarik Hammoud.

When Tarik Hammoud visited Windsor, he soon realized this is where he wanted to be. “I felt like Windsor was the right place for me. It feels like London (my hometown). The campus is nice and small and it’s really a university community there,” he said. “They also have great facilities there that can help make me the best player I can be.”

It’s not only the infrastructure that will help Hammoud, but also the coaches. “The coaches feel like people I can talk to if I ever need anything,” Hammoud said. “Head Coach D’Amore is a well-known coach around the OUA and U Sports and has been there for a while now and knows what it takes to help this program rise.”

Hammoud added that D’Amore is a great person who made him feel welcomed and comfortable from the first time they talked. He is interested in taking human kinetics with a post-grad goal of either physiotherapy or medical school. He said he also chose Windsor because it had the program he wanted.

Standing at 5’11, 215lbs, Hammoud spent five years with the Laurier Rams (Thames Valley Regional Athletics) and one with the London Junior Mustangs (OPFL). For the past two years, he has been a TVRA all-star. In his grade 13 season, he suited up as a fullback.

Brandon Reaume

Courtesy of Brandon Reaume.

Already from Windsor, Ontario, Brandon Reaume will be saving a lot of money on rent. “One of the biggest things for me committing to Windsor was it being my hometown school and wanting to represent my city,” he said. “The program is on the come up and started to do a lot of great things within the team. The staff is focused, and has high standards, goals and expectations for themselves and their players.”

Reaume added that Windsor is also a top academic school. He is interested in the business marketing program.

Reaume has had a decorated career. He spent five years with the Vincent Massey Mustangs (Winsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association). In 2013, he was the team’s MVP and a Wilson Conference champion. In his three years with the Essex Ravens (OFA), he was the most improved player in 2011. Three years later, he won the Nike Spirit Award for being the most dedicated player.

He also spent three years on the Windsor AKO Fratmen where he was a three-time OFC champion. Starting as a quarterback, the 5’11, 185lbs athlete had a stellar season in 2017. He was the CJFL’s leading passer and ranked number one in quarterback efficiency rating in the CJFL and OFC. He also led the CJFL and OFC in touchdown passes. The Fratmen’s MVP also led the OFC in touchdown passes.

Jared Pageau

Jared Pageau will be coming down to Windsor, Ontario, from fellow border city, Sarnia, Ontario. He played with the St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish in high school.

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