Concordia University has added some NCAA pedigree to its 2023 recruiting class, announcing the commitment of University of Toledo transfer receiver Ezechiel Tieide.
The native of Lachine, Quebec returns home to Canada after five seasons in the American college ranks. Tieide originally committed to Boston College in 2018 as a defensive back, moving to linebacker the following season. He eventually converted to wide receiver in 2020, playing 12 games over the next two years primarily on special teams and recording two tackles.
The six-foot-two, 202-pound target transferred to Toledo in 2022 and helped the Rockets win a Mid-American Conference championship. He dressed for seven games in a reserve capacity, catching two passes for six yards.
Prior to his collegiate career, Tieide was a two-time Canada Cup gold medallist while quarterbacking Team Quebec. He played at École Secondaire Dalbé-Viau before moving south of the border to finish his high school career at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.
The Stingers finished the 2022 U Sports season with a 2-7 record, falling to the eventual Vanier Cup champion Laval in the RSEQ Semi-Finals. The program has been known in recent years for its strong passing attack under the leadership of quarterback Olivier Roy, with top receiver Jeremy Murphy expected to be selected early in the 2023 CFL Draft after earning first-team All-Canadian status last year.
Tieide is the second Canadian receiver from Toledo to transfer to a U Sports program this month, following Jaxson Zurby who committed to the University of Guelph.