Big Kitchener recruit commits

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.

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3 Responses to Big Kitchener recruit commits

  1. Good recruiting coach….Patrick is a great kid (the kind of guy you want on your team) who will enjoy university life at his mothers alma mater….academic, athletic, social, community…I always wondered what a Gryphon was…now I know…it’s Patrick… study hard, play and have fun Patrick!
    The train is in the station for another Vanier Cup!
    All the Best
    Tom and Nina

  2. Mike Armstrong says:

    Great pick coach…Great work Patrick. Good luck next season and school year, not that you need it!…knock ’em dead Pat!
    p.s also the alma mater of two of his cousins Liz and Kristen so a Vanier Cup would be a family event!

  3. Helen Peterson says:

    Congratulations Patrick! From your Aunt Helen (another University of Guelph alma mater), Uncle Jim and your cousins: Alison, Jackson, Naomi and Miriam! We are sure that you will make us all proud!!

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