Head coach Brad Collinson is pleased to welcome offensive lineman Isiah Slater, an all-star high school player from Carnegie Schools in Riverside, Calif., to the Concordia Stingers football program.
Slater, 18, is a native of LaSalle, Que. who played football and basketball at the American prep school the last two years. He played both offensive and defensive line with the Wolverines. His all-star honour came in recognition of his play on the offensive line in 2016.
Carnegie Schools won the Arrowhead League title in both 2016 and 2017.
“Isiah is a great young talent,” said Collinson. “He has a lot of potential. There’s a tremendous upside. He’s athletic and has a great attitude. He’s going to add some key depth to our offensive line. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
The six-foot-two, 300-pound lineman got his start playing football in the LaSalle and Île Perrot minor football organizations, and now he brings his unique talents to Concordia.
“I’m a very intuitive football player,” Slater said. “But at the same time I’m a quick learner and I study the game hard. I like to comprehend everything that’s going on and zone in on my responsibilities. I’m a very competitive person.”
Slater will bring that same intensity to his academics in Economics. He starts his studies and his university football career with the Stingers this fall.