MTA commit excited to work with new HC

Mounties add an out-of-province commit to their 2018 class.

Caleb Melanson, a quarterback from Horton High School, is ready to get to work with the Mount Allison Mounties new bench boss.

The Mounties have been searching for a new head coach, but that has since been put to rest. It made all the difference for Melanson. “With Coach Fraser being named as the new head coach, that was really the cherry on top,” he said. “I am familiar with him and more than excited to get started as a Mountie!”

Courtesy of Caleb Melanson.

There was plenty more that appealed to Melanson. Coming from Kentville, Nova Scotia, which has a population of around 6,000, he said that he loved the small-school atmosphere of Mount Allison. “They really are a family and are very accepting,” he added. “The coaching staff is incredible. They really made my recruiting experience awesome. They are all great coaches and I believe I fit well in their system.”

For Melanson, and the Mounties, being apart of the program is much more than simply being an athlete. “I also chose MTA because they are a very strong academic school,” he said. He added that he has been accepted into a bachelor of science. While he is contemplating majoring in chemistry, he is waiting until after his first year to decide which direction to take.

Melanson’s career started nine years ago with the Valley Bulldogs (Football Nova Scotia). In high school, he played with the Division 1 Horton Griffins (Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation Football League). In 2016, the 5’11, 190lbs athlete was an all-star and last season, he was an offensive MVP.

The recruiting process is not easy, but Melanson had some help along the way. He would like to thank his family because “they have always believed that I could play at the next level. My mom, dad, grandparents and my Uncle Chris have been huge supporters and have helped me through a lot. My brothers were also very helpful because they have been through the recruiting experience before.”

He added that, “I would (also) like to thank all my coaches along the way that have pushed me to be better, also my trainers at APT for making me work harder everyday.”

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