MTA brings in Ontario, Nova Scotia CFC100 commits

Mounties welcome two out-of-province commits to their Class of 2017.

Choosing a university is a major decision, but you don’t have to tell that to Aavik Mukherjee, a defensive back from Bill Crothers Secondary School or CFC100 Adam Bennett, a running back from Sir John A. Macdonald High School, who will be joining the Mount Allison Mounties in September.

Courtesy of Aavik Mukherjee.

A university campus can have a powerful aurora that can help make big decisions a little easier. Aavik Mukherjee knows just the feeling. “I chose Mount Allison because the university atmosphere made it feel like a home away from home. After my visit, I couldn’t see myself at any other university,” he said.

“They have a strong academic foundation as well as a rich football tradition that I want to be apart of,” the potential commerce student added. “I feel Head Coach Brady is an exceptional coach and I am looking forward to working with him.”

The 11-year veteran from Richmond Hill, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area has been around the game for quite a few years. When he reflected on his new coaching staff, he said, “I feel that they have an excellent coaching staff, not just because of how they can make me better as a player, but also with how they connect with the players off the field.”

Standing at 6’1, 175lbs, he has played with the Bill Crothers Colts (York Regional Athletics Association) in high school. He also spent time with the Markham Raiders and the York Region Lions. In 2009 and 2014, he won a championship with the Raiders. In 2014, he was also named to the GTA all-star team.

 Adam Bennett

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Adam Bennett will be staying in the east coast. Originally from Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia, a suburban community of Halifax, he spent time playing with the Sir John A. Macdonald Flames (Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation). On the 2016 season, the 5’11, 205lbs running back, receiver and outside linebacker had 1185 all-purpose yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. He has also played for the Timberlea Titans and the Timberlea Renegades.

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