Bombers have signed Import defensive lineman Remond Willis, import wide receiver Kenny Strickland, import linebacker Henti Baird, non-import defensive lineman Deji Oduwole and non-import defensive back Jerry-Ralph Jules.
SOME VERY INTERESTING YOUNG PROSPECTS HERE - LOOKS LIKE THE NEW STAFF CAN FIND YOUNG PROSPECTS AS WELL, I LIKE THE SOUND OF WILLIS, BAIRD AND ODUWOLE, THEY HAVE IMPRESSIVE STATS WE CANNOT DENY THAT, GREAT JOB MACK AND CO.
Willis (6-1, 248, Tennessee State ’09, DOB: August 28, 1985 in Dexter, Missouri) was in Calgary’s training camp in 2009. He played his college football at Tennessee State where in 2007 Willis led the club in tackles with 84, including 50 solo efforts. In 2008 for the Tigers, he started 10 games and made 55 tackles, including three tackles for a loss and recovered two fumbles. He transferred to Tennessee State from Illinois, where in 2005 he was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big Ten teams.
Strickland (5-10, 185, Johnson C. Smith University, DOB: April 5, 1987 in San Jose, California) transferred from San Jose City College where he had had 20 catches for 362 yards and 26 kick-off returns for 845 yards.
Baird (6-2, 205, Hampton, DOB: April 7, 1986 in Greensboro, North Carolina) played at Hampton where in 2008 he had 57 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 1 interception.
Oduwole (6-2, 250, University of Calgary, DOB: August 23, 1987 in Coquitlam, B.C.) played his CIS football at the University of Calgary. Oduwole started all eight games at defensive end in 2008, recording 31 tackles and leading his team with five sacks. He was named a Canada West all-star. Oduwole began his CIS career at Saint Mary's University and was named Saint Mary's' nominee for rookie of the year in 2005 before sitting out the 2006 season, due to transfer rule.
Jules (5-10, 175, University of Montreal ‘09, DOB: June 13, 1981 in Laval, Quebec) played his CIS football at the University of Montreal and was a standout defensive back.