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CFC TOP 100 running back receives first NCAA Division 1 offer.

Monday was a special day for CFC TOP 100’s Brady Oliveira.

The 5’10, 225 pound running back from Winnipeg, Manitoba received his first NCAA Division 1 offer from the University of North Dakota Bison.

Oliveira recalled how he received the offer after a 7v7 tournament at the school.

“The Head Coach, Bubba Shweigertz brought me up to his office at the end of the day and we had a great conversation about University of North Dakota, football, academics and just life in general and then he said we would like to offer you and I was absolutely speechless,” recounted the Manitoba offensive standout.

With this offer, it is a gridiron dream realized for Oliveira.

“I have been working so hard and grindin every single day to get that offer,” expressed Oliveira.  “It’s a dream come true and I promise it’s only the beginning.”

“I am truly blessed and thankful for University of North Dakota to offer me and grateful to blessed to have great people and opportunities surrounding me.”

Oliveira began his gridiron ascension at the age of 12 with the North Winnipeg Football Club.  He would soon move on to play for the Oak Park Raiders of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL). Most recently, the running back completed his junior season at Canada Prep Academy.

Last month, the offensive standout was ranked on the on the first edition of CFC’s TOP 100 CLASS 2015.

While his hard work and determination got him to this juncture in his career, it is not lost on Oliveira the role one training academy in Manitoba played in solidifying the offer.

“A place that plays a big role in this offer that has helped me since day one is Recruit Ready and they are trainers that do speed training and on field football,” added Oliveira.  “I have been with them since beginning of ninth grade and those are my family who I’ll be with them till the end.”

While he is thrilled to receive this offer, it will be a while yet before the CFC TOP 100 player will make a decision on his gridiron future as he is considering all is options.

“I won’t be making a decision anytime soon,” said Oliveira.  “I want to take my time and see what else will come my way and will need to sit down with my family as well as Brad Black, Willy Shiels and Kelly Butler at Recruit Ready.”

Photo credit:  Zachary Peters



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