Last year, I vouched for HBCU football programs to broaden their recruiting landscape, by searching for prospects in Canada. Many laughed but, it has been a very innovative way for HBCUs to spread their landscape in recruiting, and can help schools land some amazing prospects. Canadian high school football prospects are not highly recruited in the states, and it helps the HBCUs broaden recruiting in Canada 🇨🇦. I am going to highlight my top 5 Canadian High School football prospects that should be targeted by HBCU schools.
Gideon Bedada: 6’3 235 DE is from team Canada. He plays at highly talented Clearwater Academy International, located in Clearwater, Florida. Rated 3 🌟 the kid had a good bend around the edge and was a terror to QBs.
Nikola Milovac: 6’6 285 OT is another stud offensive lineman who needs to be highlighted with his physicality with his smash-mouth abilities, to be dominant with the pads on. Good pull on screen 🚫 blocks and pulls. Good kick and chair.
Evans Chubba: 6’4 205: Class of 2024 is a Tight Rope QB who can be a major reward for an HBCU program in 2024.
Jason Zandamela: 6’3.5, 265 is to be rated an 4 🌟 prospect.
Dallas Sims: 6’3 195 WR also plays at CAI and is to seem to be highly recruited class of 2023.
Mateo Revert: 6’4 260 plays the center position and is a good prospect to bring into an HBCU program.
If HBCU schools can continue to find talented and big prospects, NFL teams will continue to pick up players from their schools. By adding Canadian prospects it will add more opportunities for your players because it will force CFL, as well as NFL scouts to come through. This could end up getting other players on the roster at the HBCU level to land a shot in Canada or even the NFL to play professionally.
Last year, NFL teams flocked to HBCUs camps by the numbers with over 10 to 15 NFL scouts and showed up heavy to the HBCU Combine. With the XFL coming into play in 2023, and the USFL allowing over 50 players to get a shot in the NFL, it continues to give HBCU prospects more looks. Sometimes you have to be an out-of-the-box thinker, and this is a way to give HBCU schools another way to get their players opportunities.