The McMaster football team has 10 new football recruits. They include: Nolan Allison (London), Taylor Elliot (Ancaster), Alex Giordano (Hamilton), Paul Hart (Ancaster), Bryce Hudson (Brampton), Troy Jowitt (Courtice, ON), Elliot Montag (Georgetown), Andrian Pecile (Windsor), Callum Ramsay (Hamilton) and Jamie Singleton (Niagara Falls).
This brings to 27, the number of recruits the Marauders have introduced this year. McMaster announced the addition of five Niagara area recruits on March 30, two linemen on April 9, and 10 Hamilton area recruits on April 30.
“These young men are going to have a positive impact on our entire campus. They will push everyone in the organization to get better, “said McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek. “Our entire staff looks forward to working with them and watching them develop over the next four or five years.”
McMaster finished the 2008 season with a 4-4 record and was defeated in the Ontario University Athletics quarter-finals by Wilfrid Laurier.
McMaster will begin training camp on Monday. Aug. 24. The Marauders begin the 2009 season on Monday, Sept. 7, at 2:00 p.m. against the University of Waterloo (2-6 in 2008) at Ron Joyce Stadium as a part of the McMaster Welcome Week activities.
Bios for the latest Mac recruits are:
Nolan Allison: 6-4, 185lbs; wide receiver; Medway High School, Medway.
Ontario Junior Varsity champion with London Falcons in 2007. Named one of Top 5 slotbacks in Ontario by Weir’s Magazine. 2008 Special Teams most valuable player at Medway. 2008 captain of rugby team at Medway. Multiple Ontario Minor Hockey Association champion.
Taylor Elliot: 6-4, 215lbs; linebacker; Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School.
Two-year captain at Bishop Tonnos. Two junior high school football championships. Represented Bishop Tonnos at Steel City Bowl 2009. Ontario Scholar.
Alex Giordano: 6-2, 190lbs; quarterback; Westdale Secondary School.
Two-year captain at Westdale. Offensive MVP 2007 and 2008. Two Hamilton public school championships. Represented Westdale at Steel City Bowl 2008. Ontario Scholar.
Paul Hart: 5-11, 165 lbs; slotback; Bishop Tonnos school.
Two-year football captain at Bishop Tonnos. Senior Athlete of the Year 2008 and 2009. Football MVP at Bishop Tonnos 2007and 2008. Basketball MVP at Bishop Tonnos 2007 to 2009. Will also play basketball at McMaster.
Bryce Hudson: 6-5, 265lbs; offensive lineman; Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, Brampton.
Team Captain at Notre Dame; Two Peel region football championships, 2006 and 2007. Also played on the defensive line. Ontario Scholar.
Troy Jowitt: 6-3, 265lbs; offensive lineman; Courtice Secondary School.
Three-year captain at Courtice; Courtice Lineman of the Year 2006 to 2008. Courtice Team MVP. 2008 Lineman of the Year playing for Durham Knights in 2007and 2008. Ontario Scholar.
Elliot Montag: 5-11, 250lbs; offensive lineman; Christ the King Catholic Secondary School, Georgetown.
Named one of 25 players to watch by the Toronto Star in 2008. two-year captain at Christ the King. Metro Toronto High School All-Star 2007 and 2008. OVFL champion with Mississauga Warriors in 2008 and JV Mississauga Warriors Lineman of the Year in 2007. Ontario Scholar.
Adrian Pecile: 5-11, 175lbs; defensive back, Holy Names High School.
Two-year captain at Holy Names; Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations; Western Bowl Finalist in 2007; Team All-City Free Safety 2007 and 2008. Holy Names defensive MVP 2008; OVFL finalist with Essex Ravens in 2007.
Callum Ramsay: 6-0, 195 lbs; linebacker; St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.
Two-year captain at St. Mary’s;represented St. Mary’s at Steel City Bowl in 2008; SCOFL champion as member of Burlington Stampeders in 2007. SCOFL championship game MVP. Ontario Football Conference champion as member of Burlington Stampeders in 2008. Ontario Scholar.
Jamie Singleton: 6-2, 210lbs; linebacker; St. Paul Catholic High School.
Two year captain at St. Paul; led team in sacks and fumble recoveries; earned SOSSA birth in 100M, long jump and 4x100M relay. Earned Optimist Youth Award for involvement in minor football. Ontario Scholar.