Rebuilding SMU Huskies present commits challenge, opportunity

SMU brings in two out-of-province commits to their Class of 2017.

FPC defensive back Adrian Greene from St. Michael’s College and offensive lineman Kyeen Augustine from Clarkson Football North have been camping out in Ontario, but now the east coast is calling out to them in the form of a chance to play with the Saint Mary’s University Huskies.

Adrian Greene

Courtesy of Adrian Greene.

It’s a long drive from Adrian Greene’s hometown of Scarborough, Ontario, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, but the Huskies atmosphere should help remedy any feelings of homesickness.

“I really liked the feel of the community, not only (from) the players and coaches I met, but the staff and faculty on campus I met as well, along with the everyday people in the community,” Greene said.

The 6’0, 168lbs ten-year veteran won’t be heading to Halifax for the sightseeing alone. He has a few goals in mind during his tour with the team. “I feel that the school can offer me the best option to further develop, mature and fine-tine my skill and abilities as a student-athlete and person,” Greene said.

It will be James Colzie III, the Huskies’ head coach and defensive back coach, that will perhaps help Greene the most. “I feel that Coach Colzie has a lot of experience and great coaching skills where he will be able to coach us up well and make the corrections and really improve on our techniques on and off the field,” he said.

The potential psychology student also felt he fit into the schematics of the Huskies recruitment. He said that the coaches have been looking to rebuild the program and that “they have found the specific pieces they have been looking for in my class to come in and compete and be the future of the football program there.”

Greene added that, “I really like the drive and want to succeed. I feel that Saint Mary’s is the right place for me for the next four to five years.”

Greene, who’s primary position is cornerback, has played with the Toronto Thunder and the St. Micahel’s Kerry Blues (Conference of Independent Schools Athletics Association). In 2016, he competed in the “Rumble in the Jungle” all-star game as a defensive team captain. He has also been a OVFL and GTA all-star.

Kyeen Augustine

Courtesy of Kyeen Augustine.

It’s time for Kyeen Augustine to return to the east coast. Originally from Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, he has been playing with Football North at Clarkson High School in Mississauga, Ontario.

His reasons for going back east? Pretty simple, really. “I wanted to be apart of the revival,” Augustine said. “I felt that I could come in and play a big role on the offense.”

When the 6’3, 275lbs former Team New Brunswick player met with the coaches, he never felt out of place. “Everyone was so welcoming. They made me feel as though I was already part of the team,” Augustine said.
While he has only met Colzie and AJ Tufford, the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, Augustine likes their style. “The thing I like most about them is that they are looking to win and they will do anything to do so,” he said.

Prior to playing for Football North, Augustine suited up for the Moncton High School Purple Knights (New Brunswick High School Football League). He is a 2014 provincial champion and was the Knights’ 2015 most improved player.

Kyeen becomes the 14th alum to commit to the next level this year! #GettingBetterEveryRep

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