Gryphs land another Team Ontario OL recruit

Last week Cameron Wilhelm, a 6’3″ 320lb offensive lineman from Kitchener St Mary’s committed to Guelph.  His signature on a Guelph LOI also fulfilled a wish for Guelph O-Line coach Mike MacDonald.  I ran into Mike at many high school games last fall.  I clearly recall him naming four offensive line prospects whom he dearly wanted.  They were the top prospects for the Guelph system and players he thought could help turn around Guelph fortunes very quickly.   Three of them had already  committed.  Wilhelm’s signature makes MacDonald 4 for 4.

Cam Wilhelm was a first team Waterloo County all star and the top lineman prospect on either side of the ball in the region.  At St Mary’s Wilhelm was a teammate of another Guelph recruit, DL Patrick Gerrie.  The two of them were also members of the 2011 OFC Varsity champion Twin City Predators.  In his highlights below he lines up at both guard and tackle for the Predators.  It is amazing even against OFC competition how much bigger and how dominating he is.  But what really got CIS recruiters excited about Wilhelm’s potential is the speed and athleticism he displays for his size.  A dozen CIS schools pursued Wilhelm but in the end it was the University of Calgary McMaster University who proved to be Guelph’s greatest competition.

In 2010 Wilhelm played for Team Ontario West alongside future Gryphon teammates Jamie Lalonde and Kyle Fraser.  With his great size, mobility and explosiveness Wilhelm has the potential to contribute early.

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