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Football recruiting program coming to 'Peg in December

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TORONTO -- Two years after starting Top Prospects Canada, Shomari Williams is ready to take his high school recruiting program on the road.

Saturday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker will run a football combine in Toronto, the first of seven Top Prospects is aiming to hold across Canada this off-season. It is scheduled to be in Winnipeg Dec. 9.

The athletes deemed the top performers in each session will receive $1,000 to go towards a university education.

"We're hoping to make this an annual event," Williams said. "The big thing is I want kids to come early and learn all about the recruiting process.

"I also want to give them the opportunity to be scouted as well as ensure that Top Prospects Canada has the most accurate rankings possible."

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 30, 2012 C4

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