SMU offers feeling of home

Huskies add four out-of-province commits to their team.

With a new adventure on the horizon, athlete Sebastian Scott and wide receiver William Paisley from Heron Heights Secondary School, as well as linebacker Max Melanson from Harry Trimble High School, are set to join the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

Offensive lineman Mahaz Khan from Nelson Mandela High School will also be joining the Huskies.

Sebastian Scott

When Sebastian Scott attends Saint Mary’s, it will be a reunion. “I chose SMU because of the home feel out there,” Scott said. “Having my two brothers in Halifax was a big part as I was going to be 18 hours or so away from home, so it’s nice to have family out there.

He added that, “Head Coach Colzie and Coach Tufford seem like great coaches. I know they have a lot of experience and I’m excited to learn more about the game from both of them.”

Scott, who is 6’5, 220lbs, spent five years with the Huron Heights Warriors (YRAA) and eight with the York Simcoe Bucs (OVFL). He was a 2017 offensive team MVP and a YRAA all-star. In 2018, he was an offensive MVP and an OFSAA Bowl game MVP.

“Huron Heights was a big driving force for progressing me into a better player and man,” Scott said. “I’m thankful for everything the coaches, alumni and players have done for me.”

William Paisley

William Paisley admitted that he was never was highly recruited. “Being a receiver on a triple-option based team was difficult but I did manage,” he said. “I’d talk to some coaches here and there, but nothing was official.”

Paisley, who is 6’0, 165lbs, said, “I chose Saint Mary’s because I felt like that was the place to be. I was definitely influenced by my family having my cousins already out there, quarterback Kaleb Scott and wide receiver Mackenzie Scott.”

Paisley will be taking child studies. He said he wants to become a special education teacher or an educational assistant.

Paisley, who is from Mount Albert, Ontario, has also played for the Bucs and Warriors. He is a former York Region Lion (OPFL) as well. In 2015 and 2017, he helped the Warriors win a York Simcoe Bowl. He was the ‘most improved player’ and a YRAA all-star in 2017. He broke Ezra Millington’s record for most receiving yards in a season with 535 yards on 12 catches. He Averaged 41 yards per catch and scored eight touchdowns.

Max Melanson

For Max Melanson, it was all about school. He said he chose Saint Mary’s because of its business program. “I really liked the area it is in,” he added. “I really like the coaching staff there. They are really friendly and easy to approach.”

Melanson spent three seasons with the Harrison Trimble Trojans (NBIAA). The 6’1, 185lbs product of Moncton, New Brunswick was a NBIAA all-star fullback in 2018.

“I am looking forward to spending my next five years at the university of Saint Mary’s,” he said. “I believe it will be an experience of a lifetime because I have always dreamed to make it to a Division 1 university and play football ever since I started playing this great sport.”


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???NEW SIGNEE ALERT ??? @headfbcoachsmu and SMU Football would like to introduce our newest member from our 2019 recruiting class @max.xxvi to the SMU family. “Max is one of the best athletes in New Brunswick and is a former @teamnewbrunswickscout player who represented his team at the Canada Cup. He’s played both offence and defence at the high school level however I want him to use his aggressiveness and instincts at one of our “Star” and “Money” positions. I know he will come in ready to compete and should find his niche early on our special teams units. Max will be a player that “gets after it” on all facets of the program which will lead to him having success as well as our HUSKIE program” HC James Colzie III #ELEVATE19 #GOTONEFROMNB

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Mahaz Khan

Mahaz Khan is from Calgary, Alberta, where he played with the Nelson Mandela United and the Lester B. Pearson Patriots. He is 6’2, 250lbs and plays as a guard and tackle.


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???NEW SIGNEE ALERT ??? @headfbcoachsmu and SMU Football would like to introduce our newest member from our 2019 recruiting class @mahazkhan_ to the SMU family. “Mahaz is a versatile Offensive Lineman signee who played left tackle in HS but has the ability to play every single position on the O-Line. He was one of the seven OL named @footballalta All-Star south and he will continue to get better as he plays the position. Khan has amazing feet and his upside is what really intrigues me about him. He will want to come in and play right away and I hope he gets the new playbook down early because he will be a force in the AUS Conference for years to come.” HC James Colzie III #ELEVATE19 #GOTANOTHERONEFROMCALGARY

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