Local recruit signs with X-Men (VIDEO)

Halifax wide receiver joins AUS team’s 2016 class.

Recently, StFX X-Men announced the addition of Greg Mcdonald to their football program.

McDonald, the 6’3, 190 pound wide receiver from Halifax, Nova Scotia, will join the team for the 2016 AUS season.

“Greg McDonald has all the tools necessary to have an incredible CIS career,” commented X-Men Head Coach Gary Waterman.  “He has great speed, is a dynamic route runner and has excellent hands.”

“Greg has been a highly productive player at the high school level and we expect that to continue throughout his university career. We are looking forward to coaching him.”

Greg Mcdonald commitment 1 2016

This past season, Mcdonald helped the Citadel Phoenix of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL) rack up a 9-1 record en route to wining  the Provincial Tier 1 Championship.  In 2015, the wide receiver amassed over 550 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Additionally, he had 120 returning punt yards.

“Greg showcased great production at the high school level in a strong offensive system at Citadel, we see an athleticism and skill set that should translate well to the CIS,” added X-Men Offensive Coordinator Steve Snyder.

For his part, Mcdonald opted for the X-Men because of his comfort level as well as the strong reputation of both the academic and football programs at the Antigonish, Nova Scotia campus.

“I committed to St.FX because it felt like home when I visited, the school really stood out from others and felt like somewhere I could see myself for the next four to five years of my life,” elaborated the offensive standout.  “The coaching staff is also phenomenal; I’ve had friends who have been coached by a few of the coaches and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them both on and off of the field.”

“StFX has a great business program to set me up for the future once my football career is over.”

Greg Mcdonald

Overall, the X-Men believe that Mcdonald will be a welcome addition on the field, in the locker room and in the classroom.

“Greg comes from a great Citadel football program,” expressed XMen Offensive Line Coach Dave Van Den Heuvel.  “We’re very excited to add a player with Greg’s size and skill level to our receiving corps.”

“Getting to know Greg through the recruitment process really showed us what kind of person and student-athlete we were adding to our team.”

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