Calgary recruit hopes to make own mark in Saskatchewan (VIDEO)

Calgary offensive lineman joins CWUAA team’s 2016 class.

After a lot of interest and careful consideration, Michael Palumbo has chosen the place which will give him the best chance of excelling on and off the field.

The 6’2 275 pound offensive lineman from Calgary, Alberta has committed to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.  Palumbo will join the team for the 2016 CWUAA season.

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During the recruitment process, he received five NCAA Division 2 offers as well as two CIS ones.  After narrowing it down to the two CIS options (Saskatchewan, Calgary) due to their combination of academics and football, Palumbo opted for the Huskies.

“I committed to University of Saskatchewan for a few different reasons, which my decision wasn’t just only about football,” explained Palumbo of his decision.  “I took in many factors into consideration such as the caliber of the school academically and class sizes, campus atmosphere, an opportunity to grow and mature by living away from home.”

“My father went away for college at Washington State and made a name for himself; now I have the opportunity to go away and make my own mark as well. With my decision, I had to look at where I wanted to spend my next four to five years of university, I had to consider and factor in that University of Saskatchewan has a great football program, as well as talented coaching staff, which I’m able to feel like I’m right at home as well as playing with my old teammates from Notre Dame.”

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Palumbo’s gridiron journey began at the age of eight with the Calgary Cowboys organization. Additionally, the offensive lineman suited up for Notre Dame Pride of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA).

Among the honours Palumbo has received during his career include Calgary Area Midget Football Association All-Star selection (2014, 2015) and CSHSAA Division 1 All-Star nod (2015) Moreover, he was named to the Alberta Bantam Bowl squad.


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