Football: Marauders adding more young talent

Earlier this week, Neate posted that McMaster has added some much-needed talent at the kicker position, and that recruit Tyler Crapigna will be challenging for the lion's share of the team's kicking duties. After announcing their recruiting class this week, the Marauders may have a few more players challenging for starting roles.

Mac has added a potent QB-receiver combo out of Frontenac High in Kingston, with pivot Marshall Ferguson and receiver Ben O'Connor. The two led Frontenac, the same training grounds for former Mac standout QB Adam Archibald, to the 2008 National Capital Bowl, in which Ferguson threw for two TDs, one of which went to O'Connor.

It will be interesting to see if Stefan Ptaszek looks to the young QB early on in 2010, with incumbent Kyle Quinlan posting a solid-if-unspectacular season last year.

The Marauders have also added a rare out-of-province recruit in DB Allan Dicks from W.J. Mouat in Vancouver. Dicks was a two-way player in High School, but will stay on defence and add to the Marauders' considerable young secondary depth, adding to the likes of OUA Rookie of the Year Cody Lynch.

Mac has also added OL Sandy Bissett, RB Jimmy Hill, RB Ryan Kotar, OL Brad Minns, OL Andrew Mizzi, DL Jason Riley, LB Ryan Saunders and DB Steve Ventresca.
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  1. Sad to see the local talent leaving kingston. Some of the key components of the gaels success that past couple of years has been the local players.

    Just to name a few over the years

    Rob Bagg
    Mike Giffin
    Scott Valberg
    Devan Sheahan
    Matt O'Donnell
    Darek Morris
    Mike Botting
    Marty Gordon
    Mike Sullivan
    Greg Plumpton
    Dave Rooney
    Jimmy Allin (Belleville)
    and many more

  2. I thought O'Donnell was from Barrie?