With the opportunities and success so many Niagara players have had at Guelph, there has been a steady stream of recruits from the region who want to be part of that tradition. Among the nine Niagara recruits in the 2012 recruiting class is an elusive, big-play receiver. In fact, Michael Prytula of Welland’s Notre Dame College School had a spectacular 2010 campaign. The 5’11” 175-pound wideout recorded 11 receiving TDs, 3 punt return TDs. The Fighting Irish went 8-3 in Niagara’s highly competitive AAAA league and Prytula was the team’s Rookie of the Year. You will see his 2010 highlights (below) are full of big plays.
In 2011, Notre Dame had another solid season, 7-2. Prytula was a marked man as defenses were focused on shutting him down. He still picked up 347 receiving yards, two receiving TDs, two 2-pt conversions and a punt return TD. While his offensive opportunities may have been limited, Prytula made up for it with big plays on defense including 5 INTs. Back in grade 10 Prytula was the Junior team’s MVP. He also won a district championship while playing soccer for the Irish and he suited up for the Irish basketball squad this past season.