September 5, 2003  
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Mustangs recruits

By: Ian Denomme

Western has a very impressive list of recruits who will have an immediate impact on the team.

One of their prized recruits is former London Catholic Central star running back Randy McAuley. McAuley was one of the most heavily recruited players in all of Canada and turned down a scholarship at Penn to play at Western. McAuley has the potential to become one of the best running backs ever at Western.

Joining McAuley in the back field are running backs Nick Kordic (Northern Secondary School, Toronto), Jason Rhodes (Frontenac SS, Kingston) and Mike Molyneux (De La Salle College, Toronto).

The offensive line will be bolstered by the addition of 6'2", 280 lb. CCH grad Andrew Hill and 6'5", 275 lb. Scott Nason from Vancouver. The receiving core will be improved by Jordan Symonds (Lorne Park SS, Mississauga), Ryan Clutterbuck (Toronto Northern SS, Toronto) and Dave Clayton (General Amherst HS, Amherstburg).

On defense, the Mustangs have a group of recruits who’ll need to have an immediate impact.

Linebacker Brent Shabley (Chatham-Kent SS, Chatham) was one of the top recruits in the country and will contribute immediately. Another London native, Chris Ullerick, a South Secondary School graduate, was a highly recruited player who has a chance to start at safety this season.

Other important defensive freshmen include Tom Dolezel (Oakridge SS, London) and Kofi Attuah (Lakeshore HS, Port Colborne).

Haylor said although many of the freshmen won't start, they'll be asked to contribute significant minutes and do whatever possible to help the team.

Former teammates McAuley and Hill said there is stiff competition and no guarantees.

"There are lots of good freshmen and everyone is fighting for jobs," McAuley said.

"We just have to give it all and make the other players play harder," Hill added.

 

 

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