Axemen add size to offense with 3

Acadia adds two out-of-province commits and one Nova Scotia commit to their 2018 class.

Offensive lineman Tristan Murray from Valleyview High School and receiver Scott Perry from Leo Hayes High School come from vastly different careers and locations, but the pair will have plenty of time to get to know one another as their join the Acadia Axemen offense.

Slotback Jose Angulo from Citadel High School will also be joining the Axemen.

Tristan Murray

By Jim Motokado.

Tristan Murray already has some university credits under his belt, and now he will be continuing his education and football career on the other side of the country. “Why commit to Acadia? They came to me and I was impressed with everything I saw on my recruiting visit,” he said.

“The time was right for me to make my transition to U Sports from junior football,” he added. “The coaches I’ve met are eager and knowledgeable, putting in the time to work with their team in the offseason.”

Murray currently has three years left of eligibility. He intends on directing his existing university credits towards a kinesiology degree with the intent to earn the degree by the end of his eligibility.

Murray has played with three teams in his career. In grade eight he played with the Westsyde Wildcats before joining the Valleyview Vikings (BCSSFA) for four years. He then spent four seasons with his hometown Kamloops Broncos (CJFL). The 6’4, 290lbs right tackle was the Vikings’ lineman of the year in 2011 and 2013. He was also an Okanagan Interior football all-star and defensive MVP (AA) in 2013. Last season, he won the Broncos’ President’s Award.

Scott Perry

By Craig Farrish.

All around, committing to the Axemen was a good choice for Perry, who is from Fredericton, New Brunswick. “I really love the town of Wolfville and everyone I’ve met there has been really good to me. They have great up-to-date facilities and a very talented coaching staff,” he said.

“Jeff (Cummins) is a great guy and definitely had a big influence on why I chose to commit there,” Perry added. “Mike Squires is also very well-spoken and will help me take my game to the next level as a receiver.”

Perry’s football career didn’t begin until grade 11. Before that, he played basketball and volleyball. The 6’0, 170lbs athlete spent two seasons playing football with the Leo Hayes Lions (NBHSFL). He was offensive player of the year in 2016.

The future business administration student won’t be alone at Acadia. “A lot of good friends committed to Acadia as well,” Perry said. His friend Daemen Hemphill from Leo Hayes will be joining the basketball team. As for football, he will be reuniting with Moncton High School’s Chris Cameron-Kogler and Ben George.

Jose Angulo

Standing at 6’2, 180lbs, Jose Angulo from Halifax, Nova Scotia, played with the Citadel Phoenix (NSSAFFL). He was named as a NSSAFFL Division 1 all-star as a receiver.

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