Young Spartan

Spartans standout already considering local CIS school

This offseason, Centennial Spartans running back Jason Lefkas will be working hard to achieve some key training goals.

Jason Lefkas

Positions:
Running Back, Fullback

Height/Weight:
5’9, 190 lbs

Team:
Centennial Spartans (High School: CWOSSA)
Guelph Gryphons (junior varsity: OFC)
Cambridge Lions (OVFL)
Guelph Bears (COMFL)

Commitment:
None

Official Visits:
None

Considerations:
Guelph, Open

Class:
2017

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Jason started playing football when he was five years old for the Burlington Roughriders. He moved to Guelph and began playing for the Bears of the Central Ontario Minor Football League (COMFL) In bantam, Jasons team made it to the COMFL Finals and lost by one point.

The next spring Jason played for the Cambridge Lions of the Ontario Varsity Football League and during his first season with the team he became the defensive captain.

Last year Jason played on the CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) West All-Star team.

In grade 9, he played for Centennial Spartans of Guelph District 10 of the Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association (CWOSSA).  This upcoming spring, he will be playing his second season with the junior varsity Guelph Gryphons of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

During his time with the Spartans, he experienced a memorable gridiron moment.

“The highlight of my highschool season would be when we beat our greatest rival John F Ross,” recalls the running back scored the opening touchdown on the goalline.

The running back has been eating clean and healthy meals and working out as much as possible, also taking one to two days a week not just to do cardio but also get some rest in.

“This offseason, I’m going to really be working on my speed and agility just to try and become one off the best at my position,” says Jason of his training goals.

The people who have been the most influential in Jason’s life have been his parents because they have pushed him to be successful both on and off the field. Also, he looks up to an NFL great as his gridiron motivator.

“One of my greatest role models for football would have to be Ray Lewis because he was such a leader on the field,” adds Jason.

As for future plans, Jason would like to graduate university and either play some sort of professional football or become a real estate agent.

Jason is already considering Guelph among his options.  However, his ultimate dream would be to play in the NCAA either for South Carolina or Clemson because of their football programs and the education they offer.

“The factors that led to me picking these schools is because there football programs would be a great opportunity to become a better player, also the career that I would like to pursue would be easier to attain because of the courses they offer,” adds Jason.

Overall, the recruitment process has been an interesting experience.

“It’s been pretty difficult because of how many kids are trying to make football a lifestyle, but besides that its actually been pretty fun,” Jason says. “I enjoy going to try outs and speaking with scouts because its a great way to get yourself out there and to get a good learning experience.”

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