Laurier attracts NCAA Furman Quarterback
Randy Steinman, CTV Kitchener
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:24PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:45PM EDT
With OUA training camps less than one week away, the Wilfrid Laurier football program has landed a top-level quarterback from south of the border. Travis Eman has confirmed he is heading to Laurier this fall. The 19-year-old Brampton-native spent last season at Furman University, an NCAA Division One school in South Carolina. Before that, he spent two years of high school ball at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.
Eman is six-foot-two and is considered a dual-threat QB. He is mobile and brings a strong passing arm to the Golden Hawks. Eman, who has five years of OUA eligibility, will arrive in Waterloo later this week to meet with the Laurier coaching staff. The Golden Hawks open training camp Sunday morning at University Stadium.
Meanwhile, in Guelph, quarterback Chris Rossetti is not returning to the Gryphons this season. The 22-year-old has accepted a job in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts as a Scouting Assistant with the CFL team. Rossetti was going into his final campaign of eligibility with the Gryphs. Last year, he lost his starting job to Jazz Lindsay midway through the season.