Acadia Axemen commit ready to compete for playing time

Acadia adds an out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017.

Kameron Bell, a linebacker from Bernice MacNaughton High School, had to make a tough decision when he chose to commit to the Acadia University Axemen; pick between the two sports he loves.

“It was hard to give up hockey as I had other options to play at the junior A level,” Bell said. After declining those offers, he decided to spend the next chapter of his athletic career playing football.

Bell is ecstatic to be continuing his football and education career at Acadia. “When I went to visit Acadia, it just felt like home. Everyone was very welcoming and I knew leaving my tour that this was the perfect place for me,” he said.

Getting playing time, however, will not be an easy task. “There will be lots of competition and that’s what makes me excited about my next steps in this sport,” Bell said. “I am familiar with there being a large number of players fighting for playing time and I am just hoping I will get a shot to play in if not my first year, my second year.”

His plan? He said he will try to show off his talents and impress his coaches. His new coaches have already impressed him: “I could tell as soon as I met all of the coaching staff that they loved what they were doing and knew what they were talking about. Seeing a lively atmosphere not only with the players but also the coaches is something that I look for in a school I’ll be going to and playing for.”

Among the many things that caught his eye, Bell added that the school is building a new weight room and dressing room to make the facilities “superior compared to the other teams in their division.”

The 6’2, 195lbs future Business student is a product of Moncton, New Brunswick. He was a member of Team New Brunswick in 2015. He also spent four years with the Bernice MacNaughton Highlanders (New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association). This past season, he was a defensive all-star.

In Bell’s junior varsity days, he used to suit up as a running back where he was an offensive MVP. Why did he switch? He said, “I progressed and got bigger I decided to make the transition of becoming a linebacker as I liked to stop touchdowns more then getting them.”

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