National Signing Day 2017: Who are the Top Canadian Football Recruits Heading South Of The Border?

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CANADA – Arguably the most important day in College Football, National Signing Day is an event to have a glimpse of the future of College Football, but as well as getting to know who will be the face of the NCAA a few years down the road.

It is obvious that Canadian Football players are not usually recognized as the Division 1 Sports are relatively american dominated (as expected), but there are always a few Canadians who decide to play their football down south.

Here are the top Canadian recruits who have decided to play Division 1 Football:

Blake Williams (ON) – TE

NCAA Commitment: Uncommitted

According to 247Sports, Williams is the top recruit out of Ontario. The three-star athlete is the only player on this list who is currently unsigned to a University. The 6’4, 230 pound Tight End currently has offers from schools such as Maryland, Syracuse, Central Michigan, Rutgers, and North Carolina. Williams will have plenty of options to decide where he’ll be headed.

Tyrell Richards (ON) – OLB

NCAA Commitment: Syracuse

Coming out of The Football North program in Burlington Ontario, Richards is 6’3, 230 pounds, a very good pass rusher, with solid athleticism. The three-star recruit will be joining an average recruiting class with the Orange, meaning he will have an opportunity to make an impact as a True Freshman.

Luiji Vilain (ON) – DT

NCAA Commitment: Michigan

The Ottawa Ontario native played his High School Football at Episcopal HS in Virginia. Vilain is a four-star recruit who has a strong motor and can play well against both the passing game and the running game. His skill set is very suitable to the way Don Brown runs his defense.

Benjamin St-Juste (QC) – DB

NCAA Commitment: Michigan

Joining Vilain, St-Juste is the only player out of Quebec to be on this list. St-Juste is the number one player out of Quebec and rightfully so. The four-star recruit has great length at 6’3, 188, has great athleticism and with the loss of Jourdan Lewis, St-Juste will provide needed depth at the Cornerback position.

Chuba Hubbard (AB) – RB

NCAA Commitment: Oklahoma State

The no. 1 Canadian recruit according to CanadianFootballChat.com, Chuba Hubbard had plenty of offers from top Universities such as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Colorado, and Miami, but chose to commit to the Cowboys. The four-star recruit ran for 2,300 yards with 23 touchdowns in only 14 games for his High School of Bev Facey Community HS in Sherwood Park Alberta. The 6’0, 180 back can also play CB, and is a Track & Field star with Olympic aspirations.

 

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