Another big commitment for the Gryphons

Two weeks ago we learned in a tweet from CTV sports reporter Darren Stevenson [@DarrenStevenson] that one of the province’s top offensive line prospects – Andrew Pickett, Kitchener Resurrection  – had narrowed his choices to two schools:

.@ResCSS OL @PickettFence79 has narrowed his #OUA choices to 2 schools. @GryphonFootball & @WesternMustangs Decision expected week of Jan 27

Today we learned that Pickett is headed to Guelph!

Very exciting day for @PickettFence79 and his family. Pickett is heading to Guelph to join @GryphonFootball #OUA

OL recruit Andrew Pickett

OL recruit Andrew Pickett

Ranked #30 among the Top 100 prospects in the country by CFC, this is another big pick-up for the Gryphon program. With four 5th year linemen moving on and no 4th year linemen on the roster the Gryphons needed to bring in a large class of OL recruits. And they need some of them to contribute right away. The four departing linemen leave half of the dress roster spots open, not to mention a couple of starting spots. Pickett is the type of player who could compete early on for one of those dress roster spots.

The 6’4″ 290 pound Pickett certainly has earned no shortage of recognition. He was a WCSSAA All Star for the Resurrection Phoenix, a OVFL All Star for the Cambridge Lions, played for Team Ontario and based on his play at the Football Canada Cup was selected to the FCC National Team that will play in the International Bowl next week. He was also a camp MVP at the 2012 All-Pro Football Camp.

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