For Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary Student Max Capriotti, athleticism runs in the family.
Following the legacy of his great grandfather "Joe the Toe" Capriotti, who kicked for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Capriotti is hoping to make his own name as the new football recruit for the University of Ottawa.
"Since Grade 10 Max took on the kicking game and has embraced the work that it takes to move your skill sets forward," said Titans Coach Mike Giftopoulos.
To elevate his game, Capriotti attended camps around the United States and Canada, while also playing for the Hamilton Junior Varsity Tiger-Cats.
"His craft is highly sought after, and Ottawa U came knocking as they have to replace the legendary Lewis Ward who signed with the Red Blacks this year after setting records during his time at Ottawa."
After being assessed by Ottawa Gee-Gees Coaches Jamie Barressi and Dave Miller Johnston, notable similarities between Capriotti and Ward were made.
“I was really impressed with Max’s ability to strike the ball,” said Johnston.
"If this is any indication then being a Gee Gee is a great fit for Max and it certainly seems like the shoe fits for Max to go and grow as an athlete and as a student," said Giftopoulos.
Capriotti will join fellow Titan Mark Randazzo who was signed to the Gee-Gees earlier in the year.
"From the Bishop Tonnos administration, staff, fellow students and teammates, we wish you all the best, Max," said Giftopoulos.
"We are so proud of you taking the jump to the next level."