Brampton recruit “happy and proud” as new Mountie (VIDEO)

Brampton defensive end joins AUS Conference Champions

Jamal McCarthy-Barnett only envisioned one place where he wanted to commence the CIS chapter of his career.

Consequently, the 6’3, 255 pound defensive end from Brampton, Ontario has committed to Mount Allison Mounties.  Mc-Carthy-Barnett will join the AUS Conference Champions for the 2015 season.

“The biggest factor as to why I chose Mount Allison University is because of the level of comfort I had when I visited,” explained McCarthy-Barnett of his decision.  “I could truly imagine myself playing there for the next four years.”

“Mount Allison’s football program is on the verge of doing something huge and amazing. As I continue to work hard, I know I can be one of the key pieces contributing to their success. The coaching staff is great and you can feel the team is like a family.”

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Furthermore, the strength of both academic and football programs appealed to the Brampton standout.

“I love the way Coach Scott Brady [Mounties Defensive Coordinator] handles defense and I was inspired by his methods,” adds McCarthy-Barnett.  “Academically, Mount Allison is a top school in Canada.”

“I can count on getting a phenomenal education. The coaches care about your academics just as much as your performance on the field. They promote athletes preparing and taking the initiative to make sure their academics are just as successful. I visited a few other schools that are amazing in their own fashion. However, I had to go with my gut and I am nothing but happy and proud to be a Mountie!”

McCarthy-Barnett comes to the Mounties after completing his career with Sandalwood Heights Sabres of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA). In 2014, he racked up 14 tackles, recorded seven sacks and a forced fumble.

In addition to the Sabres, the defensive end suited up for the Brampton Bulldogs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).


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