#CFC100 recruit “looks forward to future” at Western (VIDEO)

Cambridge wide receiver joins OUA team’s 2016 class

Alex Salytchev is coming back north of the border to play at the CIS level.

Last month, the Western Mustangs disclosed that the 6’0, 180 pound wide receiver from Cambridge, Ontario committed to the football program.  Salytchev will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

Photo credit: Motivated Society

Photo credit: Motivated Society

“We’re very excited to announce that Alex Salytchev has decided to join our program,” commented Mustangs Head Coach Greg Marshall. “We’ve been recruiting Alex for a very long time and believe he will be a tremendous fit in our offence.”

Salytchev was a varsity co-captain for both the track and football teams south of the border at US preparatory school Taft in Waterdown, Connecticut.  Previous to Taft, the athlete suited up for Cambridge Lions of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Preston Panthers of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).

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The #CFC100 has received multiple honours during his career including Team Canada Junior National and Cambridge Lions accolades: 2016 Team Canada Junior National Selection, 2015 All-Erickson League wide receiver and All-New England wide receiver.

For their part, the signing is the conclusion of a lengthy recruitment process for the Mustangs.

“Its been a pleasure to get to know Alex over the past few years and we our excited to welcome him to the Western Family,” expressed Mustangs Recruiting Coordinator Tom Flaxman.

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Ultimately, Salytchev felt the Mustangs possessed three significant things that he was seeking for in a future gridiron home.

“I chose Western for three main reasons: athletics, academics, and social atmosphere,” explained the wide receiver.  “All of these are very apparent things contributed to my decision as I want to compete for championships during my four to five years at Western, as well as getting a great education.”

“I look forward to my future as a Mustang and meeting new people.”

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Overall, the Mustangs feel that the #CFC100 recruit will fit in well in their offensive scheme and have great expectations for him in the future.

“Alex is a very versatile football player,” assessed Flaxman.  “He’s an explosive athlete and we believe he can be a big playmaker in our offense for years to come.”

With Salytchev’s commitment, the Mustangs altogether have seven #CFC100 recruits.  The other #CFC100 recruits to opt for the Mustangs include British Columbia linebacker Chris Ellis, Nova Scotia wide receiver/tight end Aidan Majury, Ontario running back Trey Humes as well as defensive linemen Tony Rossi (Manitoba), Spencer Hood (Ontario) and Austin Miller (Ontario).

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