Marauders introduce gridiron defensive recruits


What little snow Hamilton has is trying to stay around and pretend it’s winter, but already the McMaster Marauders are talking football for next season. On Wednesday (Feb. 29) the first group of recruit commitments for 2012 was announced and the emphasis is on the defense.

Defensive Coordinator Greg Knox believes this incoming group – all on the D-side of the ball – includes some of the premier players at their positions coming out of the Ontario high school ranks. The rookies have the potential to compete for playing time immediately, and will provide outstanding defensive depth, says Knox.

The players include:

Theo Abraham, LB, Brampton Centennial, 6’, 220lbs
Keldyn Ahlstedt, DB, Pickering Donald Wilson, 5-11, 185
Marek Borucki, DB, London Catholic Central, 5-11, 190
Alex Bourgeois, DB, Hamilton Churchill, 5-10, 170
Max Catterson, LB/DB, Hamilton Saltfleet, 5-11, 190
Damian Dziadosz, DL, Brantford St. John’s, 6-4 290.
Kyle Fitzsimons, LB, Newmarket Huron Heights, 6-0, 210
Sebestian Gladman, LB, Burlington Notre Dame, 6-1, 220
Zach Intzandt, DL, London St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-4, 275
Mike Kashak, DE, Courtice Holy Trinity, 6-1, 250,
Jeremy Kyei, LB, Hamilton St. Jean de Brebeuf, 6-1, 205
Connor MacKay, DE/LB, Kitchener Grand River, 6-2, 225
Cole Munden, LB, Oakville Abbey Park, 6-1, 212
Johnny Ngeleka, DB, Hamilton St. Thomas More, 5-10, 185
Ben Osmow, DE, Mississauga St. Marcellinus, 6-3,255
Cody Speller, DL, Smithville South Lincoln, 6-3, 270