Lord Tweedsmuir's Kojo Odoom (right, 23), B.C. Triple A football's Defensive Player of the Year, will land in London, Ont., this coming season to begin his U Sports career with the Western Mustangs. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2019: Where 104 high school football prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — Months in the making, we’re thrilled to present Varsity letters’ 13th annual B.C. Recruits List, our annual look at who’s going where as it pertains to B.C.’s high school-to-university student-atheltes.

Over the last few years in fact, we’ve turned it into Recruits List Week here at VarsityLetters.ca.

With that in mind, we will begin today with football.

Our schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday – Volleyball

Thursday – Soccer

Friday – Basketball

Saturday – Our complete list

We’ve made many appeals for names, but in case you haven’t gotten the call, there is still time. If you are, or know of a graduating B.C. high school student-athlete headed to a post-secondary career in any sports at the U Sports, CCAA, NCAA, NAIA, community college or prep school ranks, we’d like to know.

We are especially looking for track and field, softball and field hockey names.

As well, as part of our season-ending farewell, we’ll take a look back on the season past, sharing some of the stories that made the 2018-19 school year so memorable!

Handsworth’s Keelan White, originally headed for the UBC Thunderbirds, will begin his collegiate career this fall with the Montana Grizzlies. (Photo by Blair Shier property of www.Blair.photo)

FOOTBALL

NCAA

DIV. 1

BIG SKY

EASTERN WASHINGTON

Matthew Hewe-Baddege (6-8 OT, Port Coquitlam-Terry Fox)

MONTANA

Keelan White (6-1 WR, North Vancouver-Handsworth)

Notre Dame’s Jerrell Cummings (blue) joins the Simon Fraser Clan. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)

DIV. 2

GNAC

SIMON FRASER

Jerrell Cummings (5-9 DB, Vancouver-Notre Dame), Mahyar Hosseini (6-0 LB, North Vancouver-Carson Graham), Ryan Bertelsen (OL, 6-3, Lake Oswego (Ore)), Mason Block (6-1 DE, Langley Rams), Christian Butenschoen (6-2 DL, Bellingham), Roman Casey (6-2 DB, Bonney Lake (Wash)), Ryan Clarin (6-1 OL, Covington (Wash)-Tahoma), Ian Crocker (6-1 OLB, Seattle-Ballard), Sam Davenport (6-0 WR/K, Abbotsford-Robert Bateman), David Eisenkraft (6-0 K, 6-0, Everett (Wash)), Bailey Elder (6-6 OL, Tacoma-Stadium), Colin Gale (6-4 WR, Seattle Prep), Jacob Hallock (6-1 OLB, Bellingham), Nate Hebert (5-11 RB, Lynnwood (Wash), Solomon Hines (6-0 CB, Kent (Wash)-Kentridge), Andrew Hunt (6-4 QB, Surrey-Holy Cross), Thomas Jackson (6-1 DE, Phoenix-Desert Vista), Ethan Janto (6-3 WR, San Jose-Santa Teresa), Brandon Kennedy (6-1 DL, Tacoma-Stadium, Reedley College), Andrew Kraft (6-0 LB, South Delta), Gideone Kremler (6-0 QB, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Justice Kremler (5-11 LB, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Zairech Kremler (5-11 DB, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Ethan Lock (6-1 OL, West Vancouver), Dawson Marchant (6-1 CB, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir), Riley Morrison (5-7 WR, Bothell (Wash.)), Tanner Nelson (6-4 TE, East Wenatchee (Wash)-Eastmont), Brandon Niksich (6-3 QB, Federal Way (Wash)-Todd Beamer), Evan Nolli (6-3 DL, New Westminster), Max Novak (6-0 WR, Tacoma-Stadium, Linfield College), Jean Olivier Pitte (5-11 RB, Edmonton-Harry Ainlay), Ali Rahbaran (6-1 OL, West Vancouver), Peyton Reed (6-2 DB, Kenmore (Wash)-Inglemoor), Michael Simone (5-9 WR, Burnaby-St. Thomas More), Darrion Smith (6-1 OLB, Enumclaw (Wash)), Luke Szmutko (6-2 ILB, Abbotsford), Brandon Thompson (5-10 RB, Yelm (Wash), Tacoma CC), Garret Wallace (6-7 OL, Bellevue (Wash)-Eastside Catholic)

New Westminster Hyacks’ running back Broxx Comia (5) is set to join the Manitoba Bisons. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All rights reserved)

U SPORTS

CANADA WEST

CALGARY

Dante Carbone (6-3 WR, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Chaz Marshall (5-10 LS, Port Coquitlam-Terry Fox), Steen Rasmussen (5-9 DB, Nanaimo-John Barsby), Alex Wahl (6-5 R, North Vancouver-Argyle), Simon Li (6-5 OL, West Vancouver)

MANITOBA

Broxx Comia (5-11 WR, New Westminster)

REGINA

Cameron Mah (5-11 LB , Vancouver-Notre Dame), Ivan Xu (6-1 OL/DL, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Thomas Hyett (6-4 QB, Vernon)

B.C. high school football’s Triple-A MVP, St. Thomas More Knights’ quarterback Dario Ciccone, is set to join the UBC Thunderbirds defensive secondary this fall. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)

UBC

Daniel Auld (6-1 LB, Burnaby-St. Thomas More), Theo Benedet (6-6 TE/OL, North Vancouver-Handsworth), Aiden Bertuzzi (6-5 DE, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Owen Brown (5-11 K/P, Winnipeg-St. John’s-Ravenscourt), Dario Ciccone (6-0 FS, Burnaby-St. Thomas More), Eric Dika (5-9 DB, North Vancouver-Handsworth), Julian Hartley (6-1 QB/S, North Vancouver-Argyle), Brad Hladik (6-4 TE, Vernon), Noah Hochfelder (6-2 C, Vancouver College), Charles Lemay (5-11 RB, Vernon), Kamryn Matheson (5-11 CB, Bradenton (Fla.)-IMG Academy), Kevin Morrison (6-5 OL, Langley-D.W. Poppy), Marcus Nikolovski (6-3 LB, Oakville (Ont.)-St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic), Daniel Okumagba (Calgary-St. Mary’s), Lucas Robertson (6-4 WR, Houston (Texas)-St. Pius X), Kyle Samson (6-2 DT, Stoney Creek (Ont.)-Cardinal Newman Catholic), Ethan Slater (6-4 DE, Thunder Bay (Ont.)-St. Ignatius, Saint Mary’s), Sam Steele (6-1 OL, Burnaby-St. Thomas More), Mitch Townsend (6-3 DE, North Vancouver-Windsor), Edgerrin Williams (5-11 WR, Hamilton (Ont.)-St. Thomas More Catholic), Isaac Williams (6-0 WR, Calgary-Centennial), Tommy Yanchuk (6-0 QB, Lloydminster (Alta.)-Holy Rosary), James Harney (6-2 DL, Vancouver-Notre Dame, Bishop’s)

Prince George Polars’ Braden Reed (front, left with ball) joins the Queen’s Gaels this coming U Sports season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All rights reserved)

OUA

CARLETON

Adam Lecy (6-7 OL, Vancouver College)

MCMASTER

Kaiden Lilley (5-8 WR, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir), Addison Sadler (6-3 DL, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir)

OTTAWA

Thijs Duineveld (6-4 WR, Sardis, Chilliwack, Kamloops (BCFC), UBC)

QUEEN’S

Sebastian Hansen (6-3 WR/DB, Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Connor Lewis (6-3 TE, Vancouver College), Braden Reed (6-1 LB, Prince George), Nick Butler (6-1 WR, Chilliwack-Sardis)

TORONTO

Charlie McMillan (6-1 QB, North Vancouver-Carson Graham), Kinsale Philip (6-0 QB, New Westminster), Jeremy Sinclair (6-4 DE, North Vancouver-Windsor), Aidan Wold  (6-2 DE/RB, Victoria-Mt. Douglas)

WESTERN

Liviano Canil (6-3 TE, Parksville-Ballenas, Simon Fraser), Owen Ker (6-0 WR, Vancouver College), Liam Scott (6-1 WR, North Vancouver-Carson Graham), Connor Chapman (6-0 LB, West Vancouver), Ben Welsh (6-0 DB, West Vancouver), Kojo Odoom (6-0 DB, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir)

WINDSOR

Finn Bradbrooke (6-2 WR,Nanaimo District), Liam Cumarasamy (5-11 LB, Port Coquitlam-Terry Fox), Braeden Hutchinson (6-0 RB, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir)

RSEQ

BISHOPS

Brendan Griffiths (5-10 WR, North Vancouver-Handsworth), Lucas Spencer (6-2 DL, Kelowna)

MCGILL

Chris Kongbo (6-2 DB, Vancouver College), James Mooney (5-10 LB, North Vancouver-Handsworth), Ebiye Okoko (5-10 RB, Abbotsford-W.J. Mouat)

Notre Dame’s ‘Neon’ Teon Alexander-Amour is off to Atlantic Canada to begin his university career with the St. Mary’s Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLettersa.ca 2019. All rights reserved)

AUS

ST. MARY’S

Teon Alexander-Amour (5-8 RB, Vancouver-Notre Dame)

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER 

Gabe Wallace (6-6 OL Salmon Arm, Saint Andrew’s College), Liam Simmonds (6-4 OL Duncan-Cowichan)

PREP SCHOOL

CLARKSON FOOTBALL NORTH

Cade Cote (6-3 LB/S, Port Coquitlam-Terry Fox)

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