Acadia fills major offensive void with #CFC100 recruit (VIDEO)

Calgary receiver joins AUS team’s 2016 class.

On the verge of losing former Hec Crighton nominee and AUS Most Valuable Player Brian Jones, one of the Acadia Axemen’s significant goals during their 2016 recruitment drive has been achieved.

The Axemen have announced the addition of #CFC100 Cordell Hastings.

Hastings, the 6’4, 190 pound receiver from Calgary, Alberta will join the team for the 2016 AUS season.

With his commtiment, the Axemen have three #CFC100 ranked recruits.  The others include offensive lineman Oliver Grant and running back Daniel Obiang.

This past fall, Hastings completed his high school career with Centennial Coyotes of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA).  During his career, the offensive standout has been selected as a Calgary Division 1 All-Star.

For their part, the Axemen are thrilled not only to fill the gap on offence, but also have another member of the Hastings family in the fold.

“To secure Cordell Hastings as a big, fast target in the receiving corp helps us fill the void top CFL ranked receiver Brian Jones is leaving,” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.  “We have known Cordell for a number of years as his all-star brother Harland is already here.”

“Cordell’s Centennial High School coach Garth Melrose, former Axemen Linebacker, gives Cordell a five star rating and we take Garth’s word as the gospel. Cordell can run past guys and can also run through them as he has been lifting for a number of years and already can push 225 on the bench more than half the CFL combine receivers. We have great plans for Cordell and expect him to fall in line academically and athletically with the multitude of all-Canadian receivers that have come before him.”

Cordell Hastings

There was never a doubt where the receiver wanted to commence the CIS leg of his journey.

“Acadia was always my number one choice for universities to attend as I have traveled to watch some games and visited the campus to watch my brother play over the last three years,” explained Hastings.  “There is so much pride and school spirit with the school and football program that makes Acadia so special.”

“The town of Wolfville supports the team and there is a great family atmosphere every game day. There is also a great meal hall.”

Furthermore, the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus possessed the best fit when it came to both academics and football.

“I have only heard positive things about the football program and Coach Cummins who has always made me feel very welcome,” added the #CFC100.  “The quality of the education is top notch and very well respected.”

While other options were in play during his recruitment process, Hastings always came back to the Axeman.  Overall, he is excited to begin this new gridiron chapter with his top choice.

“I did visit other schools and there are some really good programs in the CIS but none of them were a better option than Acadia for me,” expressed Hastings.  “I feel Acadia gives me the best chance to succeed academically and on the football field.”

“I am looking forward to being a axeman for the next four to five years.”


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