Biographical Data: 6’4″ 180 – Superior Heights [Sault Ste Marie, ON] and the OVFL’s Sault Sabrecats. Will study Criminal Justice & Public Policy. McGonigal follows fellow Steelhawks and Sabrecats Iian Hutchison, Pat McGrath and Colin Booth to Guelph.
Position: Receiver – tall and slender McGonigal is likely a wideout [W or Z receiver] as opposed to a slot receiver.
Honours & Stats: A member of the Superior Heights OFSAA Northern Bowl Champions in 2011 … made the allstar team for football and basketball every year of high school. He also won the receiver award in his final year at Superior Heights. McGonigal was a team captain for both his high school and OVFL squads. In the 2013 OVFL season McGonigal had 14 receptions for 267 yards, an impressive 19 yards per catch.
My Take: McGonigal knows how to use his height to his advantage. He has good hands and will always present matchup problems for smaller DBs. I would look for him to redshirt in 2013 and use the season to his advantage, learning the playbook and getting bigger and stronger.