Recruit profile: Jacob Scarfone

Jacob Scarfone

Biographical Data: 6’1″ 185 – St Thomas Aquinas [London, ON]

Position: Punter/Kicker – it appears Scarfone may be wanting to concentrate on kicking but he certainly looks to be a CIS quality athlete as a position player – ie. receiver or defensive back. Scarfone chose Guelph largely for the opportunity to work with Guelph Kicking Coach and CFL legend Hank Ilesic.

Honours:  Member of 2012 London Tier 1 Champs STA Flames; City finalist in 2011; Team MVP in 2010; Named a London All Star by CTV London.

From the London Free Press – Aquinas kicker is also a dangerous receiver, scoring three touchdowns in win:

When opposing coaches looked at the Aquinas Flames roster to figure out what players they should give special attention, Jacob Scarfone probably wasn’t very high on some of those lists. He will be now.

Scarfone is the Flames’ kicker, but Tuesday at TD Waterhouse Stadium he showed he’s dangerous as a receiver, too, scoring on pass plays of 50, 24 and 28 yards as the Flames held off the Mother Teresa Spartans 41-22

Aquinas head coach Peter Legge said Scarfone deserves all the notice he will get from here on.

“I think teams are going to have to pay a lot more attention. He’s a big kid, a fast kid and he hit the gym in the summer. He’s definitely a player with next-level ability.”

Here is the video proof courtesy of CTV London. These news highlights also include a punt block by Derek Drouillard.

My Take:  Another great pickup for Guelph from London’s strongest program. Scarfone’s athleticism and versatility will offer some interesting options for Special Teams Coordinator Bill Brown. Perhaps we will see the use of the run-punt option that Michael Fortino sometimes executed. Scarfone definitely appears to have a powerful leg both kicking and punting.

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