SMU offer commits family, opportunity

SMU adds one local commit and two out-of-province commits to their 2019 class.

Already having a taste of east coast life, wide receiver Zachary Seyffert from Millwood High School and defensive back William Keneford from Dalhousie University are content staying put with the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

Dragan Hristov Bukinac, an offensive lineman from Silverthron Collegiate Institute, will also be joining the Huskies.

Zachary Seyffert

By Eric Stewart.

Zachary Seyffert needs no introduction to Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I am from Nova Scotia, so I was drawn to SMU academically (and) when SMU showed interest in me, Head Coach Colzie and Coach Tufford were absolutely accommodating and family orientated,” said Seyffert, who is from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia.

“They made me feel like I was becoming a part of a family. So, after that, SMU became an easy choice for me,” he added. “The coaches are very thoughtful, knowledgeable and have an exceptional coaching background.”

Seyffert, who is interested in criminology, spent three years with the Millwood Knights (NSSAF) in high school. He was a 2018 Division 2 all-star.

With a new adventure on the horizon, Seyffert said he would like to thank SMU “for the opportunity to continue my football career and my degree.”

William Keneford

While William Keneford may be from Belleville, Ontario, he is already familiar with east coast football. A member of the Dalhousie Tigers (AFL), Keneford has no intention of leaving Halifax.

“I wanted to commit to SMU because of the football culture that surrounded Head Coach Colzie and the rest of the organization. Football is my main focus right now and this seems like the place that is mort dedicated to the game,” Keneford said.

“The coaching staff was very welcoming and (they) made it clear they wanted me, which was really nice,” he added. “The excitement all the coaches have is really contagious too.”

The 6’3, 180lbs cornerback has played for four teams in his 11-year career. He was a starter for Team East at the 2017 Fox 40 Prospect Challenge and was a 2018 AFL all-star. He is currently interested in pursuing a law degree.

Ready for U Sports football, Keneford said, “(I’m) just excited to get out there and represent the red and white.”

Dragan Hristov Bukinac

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Dragan Hristov Bukinac, who is 6’2, 295lbs, has been playing with the GTA Grizzlies (CJFL) since 2016. He attended Silverthron Collegiate Institute in high school.

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