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AUS team announces signing of Ottawa wide receiver to 2014 class.

Brandon Smith will be continuing his gridiron career out East.

The Acadia Axemen recently announced that the 6’0, 192 pound wide receiver from Ottawa, Ontario has signed with the team. Smith will join the AUS team for the 2014 season.

Smith comes to the Axemen after completing his high school career with Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA).

Additionally, the wide receiver suited up for the midget Orleans Bengals of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).  In six games this past season with the Bengals, Smith had 245 receiving yards on 20 receptions (average of 12.3 yards per catch), three receiving touchdowns (longest 40 yards) and a rushing touchdown. Overall, Smith ranked sixth in the league for receiving.

The Ontario offensive standout guided both the Lancers and Bengals to championship victories this past season.

Smith has also played with the Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

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“We are very pleased to announce the commitment of Brandon Smith to attend Acadia University,” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.  “We first saw Brandon in Ottawa last spring at a Cumberland Panther practice and were impressed by the fluidity of his movement and his competitive nature.”

“He has a great showing at the OFSAA bowl as a receiver, cornerback and special teamer, where he was an impact player in each facet.  We gladly welcome Brandon to the Acadia Axemen Family.”

For Smith, there were several different reasons why he chose the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus.

“The main reasons I chose Acadia are the small town atmosphere where you have a tightly knit community, the great reputation their kinesiology program has and their standing in the AUS as one of the top teams if not the top team,” explained Smith of his decision.

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