Promising direction

Calgary offensive standout newest recruit for CWUAA team’s 2014 class.

Staying close to familiar surroundings played a huge role in a Calgary standout’s decision to commit to a local CIS school.

Jags Bahia recently committed to the University of Alberta for the 2014 season.  The 5’9, 150 pound wide receiver also gravitated to the school because of the promising direction the football program is headed for in future years.

“I committed to Alberta mainly because of the proximity,” commented Bahia of his decision.  “It is perfect because I wanted to leave town but it is close to home.”

“I also wanted to go there because I want to be a part of the rebuilding and I really think Coach (Chris) Morris has it in him to do that.”

“University of Alberta was a good choice for me because it’s a great school that had a lot to do with my decision. The Golden Bears have a great staff and a great foundation to build off of and I am blessed to be a part of that. “

Finally, the Calgary offensive threat will know some of the players on the Golden Bears roster.

As well, I wanted to go there because I have spent my whole life playing with and against a lot of the players at this school, so the chemistry will already be around come playing time,” said Bahia.  “A lot of kids I played Team Alberta football with are signed to the roster so it will be a great experience.”

Bahia previously played high school football for Ernest Manning Griffins of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA).  This past season, he scored 17 touchdowns in seven games with the Griffins.  Other teams he has been a part of include the Central Memorial Rams of CSHSAA and Calgary Wildcats of the Capital Area Minor Football Association (CAMFA).

This past year, the Calgary wide receiver was captain of South Team at the Alberta Bantam Bowl and represented his home province as a member of Team Alberta at the 2013 Football Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.


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