The 2017 CIS recruiting season has been a banner year for York Region. Twenty-one York Region Lions football players (or formerly York Simcoe Bucs/Markham Raiders) have committed to university varsity football programs since January 2017, many of whom joined football house league programs at a young age.

Each of these young men is responsible 100% for the success that they’ve had. Their dedication and commitment to excellence is what has brought each of them to this level of success. As an organization, the York Region Lions (formerly York Simcoe Bucs and Markham Raiders) is extremely proud of what each of these young men have accomplished, their commitment to sometimes multiple sports and their position as role models to younger York Region Lions Football rep and house league players, on where hard work can take them.

Committed to Mount Allison Mounties
Cayne Lander DL – SAC, former Team Ontario International Bowl 2015/2016
Richie Cole WR – King City
Aavik Mukherjee DB – Bill Crothers

Committed to Carleton Ravens
Cole Hepburn DB – Bill Crothers, former Team Ontario U18 Canada Cup 2016
Danny McWhirter DB –  Huron Heights, Team Canada U19 2017

Committed to University of Guelph Gryphons
Thomas Williams OL – King City
Tyler Grisolia OL – St Francis High School NY
Aiden Mielczarek RB – Huron Heights
Ethan Hill WR – Villanova College

Committed to University of Toronto Varsity Blues
Cameron End LB – St Max Kolbe
Matthew Vassos DB – St Max Kolbe, former Team Ontario International Bowl 2017
Nolan Lovegrove WR – St Max Kolbe, former Team Ontario International Bowl 2016

Committed to Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks
Chase Szabo DB – Huron Heights

Committed to University of Waterloo Warriors
Colin Grant QB – Huron Heights
Michael Strumos RB – Huron Heights
Jamie McTamney WR – RICC Niagara

Committed to York University Lions
James Kypreos DL – Villanova College, former Team Ontario International Bowl 2015/2016
Phil Girouard LB – Huron Heights
Talik Ehouman RB/DB – Brother Andre

Committed to Queen’s University
Ben Langlois QB – St. Maximilian Kolbe

Committed to Bishop’s University
Liam Patton LB – Bill Crothers