WINNIPEG — Football recruiting is a year-round job and head coach Brian Dobie has picked up six promising players to fill his roster next season because of his efforts.
The Manitoba Bisons football program introduced the young men on Tuesday, made up of five locals and a B.C. student who packed up and moved east for the opportunity.
Joining the Bisons are running back Jamel Lyles (Surrey, BC) nose tackle Tristan Bredin (Murdock Mackay), quarterback Ethan Diakow (Oak Park), defensive end Jared Lazarenko (Murdoch Mackay), receiver Cassidy Obijiaku (Vincent Massey in Brandon) and offensive lineman Randy Sanderson (Sisler).
“The 2015 recruiting class of players in the province of Manitoba is an exceptional group of graduates,” Dobie said. “All of these players have established themselves in an impactful way as prominent members of our provinces football programs.”
Dobie is no stranger to recruiting in British Columbia and went after Jamel Lyles to convince him to commit to the Bisons. The 18-year-old enrolled at Dakota Collegiate earlier today to finish his Grade 12 studies and graduate in June. He will have then completed his requirements to enrol at the U of M in September and be eligible to join the Bisons’ roster.
The 6’1, 215 lbs. running back had an impressive 2013 season where he had 2400 rushing yards, 57 Total TDs in 11 games.