The Gryphons have signed another three-time OFSAA Bowl winner from Sault Ste Marie’s Superior Heights SS. A league all star at slotback, Colin Booth was also his school’s Male Athlete of the Year and the 2011 MVP of the Sault high school league. And Booth won the league’s Rocky Dipietro Award.
From the Sault Star:
“He’s a tremendous weapon for us. His numbers receiving were phenomenal this season,” says Steelhawks head coach Seth Cond.
Booth received the Rocky DiPietro Award which goes to the top receiver in the high school league each year. He won the award going away by notching 742-receiving yards in six games with the Steelhawks this season.
That was nearly 240 yards more than his closest competitor this year, and more than twice as many as the 2010 and 2009 DiPietro winners. Josh Fritz, who shared the award with Joey Plastino last year, amassed 385 yards.
And a story on the Northern Bowl also from the Sault Star:
City league MVP this season, Colin Booth, caught one touchdown pass and set up another in the game. Booth was also part of the SJD squad in 2009.
Winning two more Bowls with Superior Heights is “very special,” he said.
“This was my very last high school game and I had to leave it all on the field and had to ask that of my teammates too, and they pulled through in the end,” said the receiver who finished the contest with three catches for 73 yards.
He also played defensive back in the game.
Booth was a high school teammate of LB recruit Pat McGrath and of freshman DB Iain Hutchison. All three also played for the always competitive SSM Sabrecats program in the OVFL. In both high school and the OVFL Booth teamed up with a talented quarterback [Casey Wright , U of Windsor recruit] who had this to say about him, “He’s definitely our go-to receiver when we need a big play. He’s fast and he’s smart. He knows the game really well. He’s just a natural athlete. If it weren’t for him there would be a big hole to fill on offence.”
Though Booth was generally listed as a running back I think its safe to say his future is as a slot receiver. His experience as a RB will give him the type of versatility that is ideal for the new offense.