York impressed with work ethic, knowledge of commits

York adds two Ontario commits to their Class of 2018.

Noah Craney, a quarterback from Vanier College, and Daniel Dwyer, a defensive lineman from St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School, met each other as opponents on the field, but now the pair will be teammates on the York University Lions.

Noah Craney

For an Ontario high school student, Noah Craney took a bit of a different route to university football. After spending time with the Newmarket High School Raiders (York Region Athletics Association), he moved to Montreal to play with the Vanier College Cheetahs (RSEQ Division 1).

“He is a kid who is a little more ready than most high school rookies and we expect him to come in day one and compete for reps,” said Zak Colangelo, the Lion’s recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach.

The son of the team’s head coach, Craney has been in and around the game for most of his life. “He has a great knowledge and head for the game,” Colangelo said.

This summer, Craney, who is 6’0, 175lbs, was the team MVP of the OVFL York Region Lions. It was the first year that York University partnered with the program. In 2016, the product of Newmarket, Ontario, suited up for Team Central Varsity at the Ontario Prospect Challenge.

Daniel Dwyer

Daniel Dwyer comes to the Lions from the St. Jean Brebeuf Braves (Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association) in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Standing at 6’4, 260lbs, he played for the Hamilton Ironmen (OVFL) this past summer.

“The York Region Lions actually coached against him in the summer and his size, work ethic and motor stood out to us,” Colangelo said. “Daniel is young, he is only 17, so he has some work to do. But, we love his combination of size and work ethic. He is also a great kid from a great family.”

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