Recruit profile: Greg Corfield

OL recruit Greg Corfield signs LOI

OL recruit Greg Corfield signs LOI

The Basics

Name:  Greg Corfield
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6 feet 3 inches
Weight:  300 pounds
High School:  St. Paul CHS [Niagara Falls, ON]
Summer Club:  Niagara Spears [OVFL]

Background

Recently named to the 2015 OVFL All Star team after another successful season with the Niagara Spears.  Corfield played for the St Paul’s Patriots who completed the regular season undefeated and made it to the NRHSA AAA championship game in 2014. He was recognized as a Niagara AAA All Star for his play in 2014.

Commitment Breakdown

Corfield is one of five OL recruits in this year’s recruiting class. While Guelph will return all of the starters from 2014, there will be major turnover in the next two years with as many as 8 current OLs graduating. Three of five starters are members of the 2011 recruiting class [i.e. heading into their 5th season]. The other two starters will be heading into their 4th year. More than any other position, high school offensive linemen need as much time as possible to develop, before they are thrown into the fray of CIS play.

My Take

I think you could classify Greg Corfield as an under-the-radar recruit who energed as a CIS prospect in the past year. Thankfully Guelph [via John Cassasanta] was well aware of Corfield’s potential long before many of our competitors had a clue. Corfield is big, strong and very athletic for his size. He chose Guelph in large part because of the number of full time coaches the Gryphons have to develop players year round, including OL Coach Mike MacDonald. I really like what I’ve heard of Corfield’s testing numbers. I believe he will use 2015 to continue to develop and adjust to CIS football before being a factor in 2016.

Odds & Ends

♦  St Paul’s [Niagara Falls] is the same school that has sent Taylor Palmer, Jay Diston, Ryan Nieuwesteeg, Evan Murdza, Josh Janssen and Donnie Egerter to Guelph.
♦  Corfield’s Niagara Spears teammates over the past two years have included the Jones brothers, Lukas Brennan and Dean Yaromich.
♦  At 315 pouinds Corfield led Niagara linemen in vertical jump and broad jump (measures of explosiveness) at OUA Top Recruit Combine.

Film Watch

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