CFC100, 3 others, turning to Huskies to improve

Saskatchewan adds one local and three out-of-province commits to their 2018 class.

While they may be at different stages in their careers, both running back Adam Machart from the Saskatoon Hilltops (CJFL) and CFC100 defensive lineman Isaiah James from New Westminster Secondary School know that they always have something to learn, and they hope the University of Saskatchewan Huskies coaches will teach them all they need to know.

Offensive lineman Ben Niven from Springbank High School and defensive lineman Dayton Black from Neelin High School will also be joining the Huskies.

Adam Machart

A Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, boy, Machart will be staying in the city of his birth for a few more years. “I chose to commit to the UofS for a couple reasons, mainly because of the superior coaching staff, team family mentality and an opportunity to contribute to the team’s success immediately,” he said.

“The team’s coaching staff is extremely knowledgeable and experienced,” he added. “They have the means to teach even the most experienced players.”

Marchart’s career has spanned over ten years. In that time, he has played with the KFL Titans, the Centennial Chargers (SSSAD) and the Saskatoon Hilltops. He was a city and provincial champion in 2010. From 2015 to 2017, he helped the Hilltops win three CJFL championships. Marchart, who is 5’8, 185lbs, is interested in kinesiology.

CFC100 Isaiah James

While Isaiah James may be from Surrey, BC, he already has a connection to Saskatchewan. “Saskatoon is a big football town, close to family in the prairies,” he said. “The facilities are very nice (and I) have friends on the team that I grew up playing with.”

The 6’0, 280lbs defensive tackle was also impressed with the team’s head coach. He said that Flory is a “to-the-point guy and I like that. He has played football for many years, so he knows a lot about the game, especially as a lineman.”

James is a two-time provincial champion in 2015 and 2017 with the New Westminster Hyacks (BCSSFA).

Ben Niven

Ben Niven will be moving over one province. Originally from Springbank, Alberta, he played as a tackle and guard with the Springbank Phoenix (RVFL) and as a tackle and defensive end with the Calgary Falcons (CSFA). He is a hulking 6’8, 270lbs.

Dayton Black

In high school, Dayton Black played as a quarterback for the Neelin Spartans (WHSFL). He broke six passing records in his senior year with 219 passing attempts and 119 completions for 1,981 yards. In his final game with the Spartans, he had 43 passing attempts and 26 completions for 493 yards. He was named as the Kas Vidruk (AA) Division top offensive player.

But, when he was given an offer to play football at the next level, the product of Brandon, Manitoba, decided to switch to the defensive line position. He told the Brandon Sun that he decided to give himself the best shot at making the CFL combine, and “it’s not going to be as a quarterback but as a defensive lineman.”

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