Recruit profile: Nick Parisotto

Nick Parisotto is one of three members of the 2014 Gryphon recruiting class who will be playing for Team Canada at the IFAF Junior World Championships which begin July 7. Parisotto, Khaliel James and Royce Metchie are currently at Team Canada’s training camp in Italy.

Nick Parisotto returning the ball in OFC game

Nick Parisotto returning the ball in OFC game

Biographical Data: 5’11” 185 – Our Lady of Lourdes [Guelph, ON] & Guelph Bears

Position: Defensive back – Parisotto played a lot of different positions at Lourdes including quarterback, running back, receiver, DB and linebacker. He has excelled on special teams as a returner. He made Team O and Team Canada as a DB.

Nick Parisotto receives the 2013 Nick FtizGibbon Award from the man himself

Nick Parisotto receives the 2013 Nick FtizGibbon Award from the man himself

Accomplishments: Nationally ranked as the #22 prospect in the 2014 recruiting class. The highest ranked DB to commit to a CIS program … Will play for Canada on Junior National Team at IFAF World Championships in Kuwait this month … Played for Team Canada in the 2014 International Bowl Series … Two-time Team Ontario West player [2011 & 2012]. Won Bronze medal and named to the Football Canada Cup All Star team in 2012 … Won the 2013 Nick FitzGibbon Trophy as the MVP of D10 football. Also named Defensive MVP and a D10 All Star as a DB … in 2012 named D1o All Star as a QB … in 2011 named a D10 All Star as a WR … a multi-year team captain at Lourdes and with the Guelph Bears … Advanced to OFSAA West Track Regionals in the 100 Meters, 100 Meter Hurdles and 4×100 Relay in multiple years … an outstanding student who received scholarship offers from 12 CIS programs.

My Take: A GREAT pick-up for Guelph. Extends the success begun under Kyle Walters of keeping Guelph’s elite, blue chip prospects at home. Parisotto should continue the local tradition of excellence set by the Dunk brothers, Nick FitzGibbon and Jake Reinhart. I’ll be surprised if Parisotto doesn’t see action as a true freshman – he is an elite athlete and a stud on special teams. Parisotto finished at Lourdes in January and has already become a familiar face at the Alumni Stadium training facilities.

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