Trio of recruits added to roster

We are extremely pleased with the commitment of three more talented student athletes: Connor Knight, Bryce Bell and Michael Rose-Headley. We are thrilled as much as they are to have be joined with the Laurier community and excited to have them on our campus for the next four to five years.

Connor Knight
Connor is a 5’10″, 180lb receiver that adds great depth to our receiving corps. He is a very smart player and has been involved with the Burlington Stampeders program for many years, where he has been really well-coached.

He attended our high school camp this spring and impressed our staff. Laurier Offensive Coordinator Mark Surya described Connor as a “highly intelligent receiver … one of those players that makes all the players around him better.”

“I’m excited to work with him and see his growth over the next four to five years,” said Surya.

Connor had this to say about the next chapter of his life: “Laurier offers a great Communications Program and teaches you the tools to succeed in the future. The coaching staff brings a wealth of knowledge and are very welcoming!

“Overall, I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of this phenomenal academic and football program!”

Connor Knight

Bryce Bell
Bryce has done a nice job with Sir John A MacDonald here in Waterloo, where he was a WCSSAA first team all-star. He is also a member of the Cambridge Lions Offensive Line in Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) summer football.

He has good size at 6’4″, 235lbs, with a frame to put on weight over his time here at Laurier. He will provide immediate depth up front and will pick up the system quickly.

On his decision to attend Laurier, Bryce “found it to be the best fit academically” and that it gave him “the opportunity to come to a top-tier business school and combine that with the chance to come to a strong football program for the next four years”.

Michael Rose-Headley
We are pleased to announce the commitment of defensive back Michael Rose-Headley of Bill Crothers Secondary School in Markham, ON.

The 6’2″, 195lbs Rose-Headley was a member of Crothers 2014 York Region Athletic Association (YRAA) Championship team and competed in an exciting OFSAA Bowl Game against provincial powerhouse WF Herman High School from Windsor.

During the summer, Michael has also played for the Markham Raiders of the OVFL. His size and speed are tremendous assets.

“Michael is a young, developing player who – with the right work ethic and commitment – can become a very good player at the OUA level,” said Laurier Recruiting Coordinator Dwayne Cameron.

“He possesses the ideal physical traits you look for and projects (with his size) to play anywhere in the secondary for us and maybe even at linebacker down the road – depending on how much more he grows.”

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