Okanagan Sun announce more player commitments

Four more players agree to come to the Sun as the junior football club looks ahead to another season

Okanagan Sun head coach Shane Beatty has secured four more commitments from players who attended the BCFC club’s spring camp earlier this month.

Here is a look at the players who will arrive in Kelowna later this summer.

*Layne Hull  Linebacker  6’1, 190 pounds – Yorkton Regional High School

Beatty on Hull:

“Hull is a rangy linebacker, a bit light right now but he is another kid who came in and played bigger than what his size indicates he would be able to do. I think he can contribute right now and can be our future in there at linebacker.”

*Stephen Hochstein  Linebacker  6′, 190 pounds –  Pincher Creek Mustangs  (Pincher Creek AB)

Beatty on Hochstein:

“Stephen is a smart football player and very hard nosed, especially for someone who is a bit smaller at the position right now. As he grows, guys like him are tough and can get scary once their body is able to play with the mentality he already has at this level. He has the potential to be a big time player for us down the road.”

*Corde Delinte  Safety  5’11, 177 pounds –  Pincher Creek Mustangs (Pincher Creek AB)

Beatty on Delinte

“Corde came in and did a good job at camp. He has some room to grow physically in the next year or two but I see a lot of potential in him. He can play safety or corner for us as well, that will be big in the long run. He has a great work ethic, a great kid. Tremendous upside for him.”

*Tyler Deighton  Kicker/punter  5’10, 200 pounds – Chinook High School (Lethbridge)

Beatty on Deighton:

“Tyler did a good job at camp. At first I was a little skeptical because he had been out of high school and he came in bit cold on Saturday. But on Sunday he came in and did great, well over 40 yard range in field goals. Plus he is a good punter as well so getting someone who can do both is huge.  Having coach Lindsay (Tony) back to work full time with him full time is huge for us as well. I trust Tony and those two will work well together.”

The 2013 Okanagan Sun season kicks off Saturday night July 27 @ 7PM vs the Valley Huskers

Okanagan Sun season tickets are available now @ okanagansun.ca. General admission $50 / Reserved seating $65

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