Montreal suited fit

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CEGEP tackle decides on RSEQ team, two other CIS schools were in running.

It was a very tough decision for Jordan Grant.

The 5’10, 291 pound nose/defensive tackle from Prospect, Nova Scotia was down to his final three choices for where he was going to begin his CIS career.

In the end, the Concordia Stingers is the place where Grant has landed.   Recently, he committed to the team for the 2014 RSEQ season.

“I chose Concordia because it’s a program that is starting back again with a great new coaching staff, really good recruiting class coming in and great set of players coming back I found that it would be a great fit for me,” explained Grant, who was also considering the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Bishop’s Gaiters.   “I felt I wanted to be a part of this process of the next great team in Montreal.”

Not only did the arrivals of new Donovan brothers (Head Coach Mickey, Defensive Coordinator Pat) sway his decision, but the opportunity to play in Montreal.

“With the university bringing in a great set of coaches like Mickey and Pat Donovan, it made it a good choice for me to go and be a part of the Stingers family,” expressed the tackle.  “As well, for me to stay in Montreal, I will be with the new friends and teammates that I have met at John Abbott, who will be continuing with me when I go to the university”

“Plus the family I have been living with since I came to Montreal has treated me so well that I wanted to stay with them longer. As of now, I like to see myself with two sets of parents who are supporting me the entire way with university and football – one set in Nova Scotia the other here in Montreal. It felt to me to be a more suited fit.”

Additionally, academics played a significant part in his decision.

“I also feel that I will benefit from the university with the program I choose leading me towards my education process,” added Grant.  “I think Concordia is a very prestigious in my eyes and it would great to get my degree from a school like this.”

Grant recently completed a stint with CEGEP Division 2 team John Abbott College Islanders. Previous to the Islanders, the tackle suited up for several teams in his native province including Halifax West Warriors of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL), Timberlea Titans as well as both Halifax Hornets and Halifax Seahawks of the Nova Scotia Varsity Football League (NSVFL).

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