It’s an old story in recruiting: coaches go to a game to look at one player and discover another prospect they hadn’t anticipated. Gryphon coaches think they have found a gem like that in Patrick Gerrie from Kitchener St Mary’s HS. It would have been hard not to notice this 6’5″ 250lb athlete as he played both ways and was also the team’s punter. Guelph coaches saw in him a versatile athlete with loads of potential. He has a big upside largely because he is much more mobile than the typical player his size.
Gerrie lined up at tight end, fullback, off. & def. tackle and defensive end for the Eagles. In 2009 he won a WCSSAA Div 2 championship with St Mary’s. They lost in the finals this past season. Gerrie was the team’s defensive MVP. In addition to high school football Gerrie has played five seasons with K-W’s Twin City Predators where he won a provincial OFC championship this past season.
Gerrie won’t be the first family member to graduate from Guelph. His mother did that back in 1984, the year the Gryphon’s won the Vanier Cup.