SMU lands first #CFC100 recruit (VIDEO)

Ajax linebacker joins AUS team’s 2016 class.

The Saint Mary’s Huskies got an early Christmas present prior to the CIS Blackout.

Just before the start of the holidays, the football program announced the addition of Kesean Bennett to their football program.  The 6’1, 218 pound linebacker from Ajax, Ontario will join the team for the 2016 AUS season.

With Bennett’s commitment, he becomes the first #CFC100 Class 2016 recruit to opt for the Huskies.

“Kesean is a huge addition to our family; he strives for greatness on and off the field,” commented Huskies Interim Head Coach AJ Tufford.  “He will instantly have an impact on our team and on our campus.”

“We look forward to his arrival this fall.”

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This past fall, Bennett was regulated to five games with the Pickering Trojans of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA) due to an ankle injury.  In 2015, the linebacker recorded four sacks and registered 58 tackles.

In addition to the Trojans, the #CFC100 ranked recruit suited up for the West Durham Dolphins of the of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). This past summer, Bennett registered 48 tackles, four sacks and four forced fumbles.

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For his part, there were multiple reasons why the defensive standout opted for the Huskies.  While it was quite a lengthy deliberation process, Bennett is satisfied with the end result and is looking forward to contributing quickly towards the Huskies future success.

“I signed to St. Mary’s because I loved the coaching staff, the team and the campus itself,” expressed Bennett.  “It’s not too big but it’s not too small at the same time.”

“Everyone in Halifax is really nice and welcoming. They treated me like one of them from the moment I stepped foot there. When they brought me out for my visit, the coaches showed me the city and explained to me all the potential I have to turn the football program around; they really believed in me and me and my talent not only as an athlete, but as a student as well. It was a long and hard decision making process but I really feel like SMU was a perfect for me. I’m really excited to get into training and show everyone that I can be a factor to the team.”


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