Huskies home away from home for British Columbia recruit

Once he stepped foot on the University of Saskatchewan campus on his official visit, Matteus Yep knew that’s where he wanted to embark on the next stage of his academic and gridiron career.

Recently, the 6’1, 275 pound offensive lineman from Delta, British Columbia signed with the Huskies and will join the team for the 2015 CWUAA season.

Yep has previously played for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).

“I fell in love with Saskatoon when I went for my visit,” elaborated Yep.  “The campus was nice and looked great it was awesome to see snow because we don’t get much in Vancouver.”

“I really liked how much the football team meant to the community. Also how it was away from home but not too far. My parents were also a factor but they supported me no matter what I chose.”

Moreover, the reputation of the football program as well as connections played a major factor in the offensive lineman’s decision to commit to the Huskies.

“Burton Haig my Offensive Line Coach at Vancouver College is a University of Saskatchewan alumni and he had nothing but good things to say about the school and football program,” added Yep.  “Also Laurence Nixon is an alumnus from Vancouver College so it was nice having that connection and the Head Coach from Vancouver College Coach (Todd) Bernett really helped me make my decision.”

“I also really liked Coach [Brian] Towriss. He knew what he was talking about and the fact that he is the winningest coach is CIS football really helped me decide to commit to Saskatchewan. Go Huskies!”


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