From the new Centennial field to the bright CFL stadium lights.
Rohan Aulakh is set to show off his arm in front of football coaches, scouts and legends of the sport, from Canada and the U.S., against the best high-school athletes in the country this week.
The Coquitlam product was one of 70 players selected to the 2023 Canada Football Chat (CFC) top prospects game, set to take place Friday (May 26) at TD Place in Ottawa, Ont.
The 16-year-old is also one of four quarterbacks slated to throw the pigskin in the annual friendly spring showcase, and is among 11 total players from B.C.
"Biggest lesson would be that you are always being evaluated not only on skill and ability but on teamwork and attitude as well," said Aulakh in a social media post about his CFC Prospects Game selection.
"When I found out I made it I was excited and nervous, and I had a hard time keeping the news to myself."
Aulakh was named a captain for Centennial Secondary for the 2022 season.
He led the Centaurs with 361 passing yards, threw for four touchdowns and a 56.9 pass-completion percentage.
The gunslinging grad for 2024 also had one of the lowest interception rates of any other QB in BC High School Football — 1.7 per cent.
Despite a winless 0-6 campaign, Aulakh's skills turned enough heads with CFC through a series of fitness and football tests at one of 10 combines across Canada, ultimately leading to his selection for the prospects game.
According to his athlete profile, he can bench press 225 pounds, squat 395 pounds and and run a 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds.
He's set to play for Team Milt Stegall as the Canadian Football League (CFL) legend and broadcaster will coach Aulakh's side of the field.
Coquitlam friends, family, classmates and teammates of Aulakh will also be able to watch him play live as the 2023 CFC Prospects Game will be televised on TSN.
Kickoff is scheduled for May 26, 8:15 a.m. Pacific time from TD Place — home of the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks.
Notable past participants of the CFC Prospects Game include NFLers Chase Claypool and Chuba Hubbard, as well as former BC Lions QB Nathan Rourke.