One of the fastest football players in Alberta has elected to remain in Calgary and pursue a U Sports career with the defending Hardy Cup and Mitchell Bowl University of Calgary Dinos in 2017.
Kevon John-Clarke, who played multiple positions in High School for the St. Mary’s Saints for the past two years under Coach Bill McConkey has signed a U Sports Letter of Intent to play for the Dinos in 2017.
“Kevon is an extremely versatile athlete that has played a multiple of positions. He is a very determined competitor who can translate his track speed onto the football field at wide receiver or returner,” stated University of Calgary Head Coach Wayne Harris.
John-Clarke joins fellow St. Mary’s graduate, George Gagnon, who committed to the Dinos before Christmas.
A CFC Top 100 player, Kevon excelled in track at the elite level finishing second in the 100 metres in the Calgary Senior High School meet last year. He was recruited by both the Universities of Regina and British Columbia in Canada West, going on an official visit to Regina before committing to the Dinos.
John-Clarke played minor football in Calgary for the Broncos organization under Coach Robert Watson and was their MVP. He was also the MVP for the Saints in his senior year of High School football.
“It is good to stay at home and I like the coaches at Calgary. Football and school at Calgary is a good fit for me,” stated the 6’2”, 180 lbs., 17-year-old who hopes to take Finance courses at the University of Calgary. “I am excited to start my university career with the Dinos,” John-Clarke stated.
Kevon, is the son of Tiffany Clarke and Carl John.