Name: Sam Sedore
Position: Defensive End
Weight: 250 pounds
High School: Lo-Ellen Park SS [Sudbury, ON]
Summer Club: Sudbury Gladiators [OFC]
Sam Sedore was the top college prospect on an 8-0 team that won the Sudbury District championship. His Lo-Ellen Knights were also champions in 2012 and finalists in 2013. In the Spring of 2014 Sedore also played for the Northern Ontario All Stars. Originally a receiver, Sedore began playing defensive end in his second year of football. He started playing both ways two years ago, adding OT to his resume.
One of 7 DL recruits this year after only taking one last year. The Gryphons were short-handed at some points last season after the surprising loss of 5 DLs in the off-season, including Jeff Finley to the CFL. Djordje Gavrilovic has graduated and Cam Walker is now with the CFL Argos. The Gryphons have been pro-active bringing in some top D-Line talent in advance of possibly losing five more DLs after the 2015 season.
I haven’t seen Sedore play or found any film on him. But I see enough positives with Sedore – size, speed, work ethic – that I don’t have a problem believing our coaches have found a real gem here. He does have the type of frame that reminds me of Kalven Seilis. That makes me hope he can as flexible – i.e. able to shift between multiple positions on the line. His high school & OFC Varsity coach Randy Ellsworth, clearly believes Sedore has next level talent. Sudbury sports writer Randy Pascal’s observations only reinforce my positive opinion:
Sedore has been the most dominating force in the SDSSAA high-school varsity football league this fall. He is truly a man among boys.
At 6-5 and playing on both sides of the ball, Sedore can impose himself on virtually every single play.
Odds & Ends
♦ Sedore will recognize one familiar face when he arrives in Guelph, that of former Lo-Ellen teammate Keegan Moore. Another big guy, the 6’3″ 250-pound Moore was a freshman DT on the Gryphon scout team in 2014.
♦ D-Line Coach Brian Cluff went up to Sudbury for Sedore’s signing ceremony. Cluff is a Sudbury native who has walked in Sedore’s shoes. He left the Nickel Belt in 1983 when he came to the UofG to study and play on the Gryphon D-Line.
No film available