The University of Calgary football Dinos continue to stock pile talent from the Notre Dame Pride of the Calgary High School program. Head Coach Wayne Harris confirmed the signing of 17-year-old Aiden Meile to a U Sports Letter of Intent.
A 5’10”, 197 lbs linebacker, Meile was the Calgary High School Division I recipient of the Stan Schwartz Heart of a Champion Award in 2017. The award is giving to a player combining leadership, academics, athletics, and community service.
“Aiden is a hard-working player and has outstanding leadership qualities. He comes from a great defensive background playing for Coach Diluzio at Notre Dame. He has shown to be a good tackler and has a good nose for the football,” states Defensive Coordinator Matt Berry.
Meile played his youth football in the Hilltoppers organization at various levels. He credits coaches Gaston Hendrickson and Eric Boechler for his development. He was a Midget all-star the past two year in the Calgary Midget League.
Aiden was a team captain for the Pride when they were City Finalists in 2015 and 2016.
“I like the culture here (Calgary), and how players are developed. I saw how much the players from Notre Dame improved over last year,” stated Meile referring to former Pride players such as Daniel Townsend, Tyler Packer, and Deane Leonard, all of whom were outstanding freshmen players this past season with the Dinos who have Canada West Champions the past two years.
Aiden visited the University of Saskatchewan receiving an offer to attend there. He also spoke with McGill and York before committing to the Dinos. Meile plans on either studying History of Kinesiology. He is the son of Paul and Shaivaun Meile. His mother is a former provincial finalist in the discus.