Thunderbirds land #CFC100 recruit (VIDEO)

Calgary athlete joins CWUAA team’s 2016 class.

Michael Sherman couldn’t pass up the opportunity to develop and become part of a rebuilding under the instruction and guidance of Head Coach Blake Nill.

Consequently, the 6’0, 190 pound athlete from Calgary, Alberta has signed with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds. Sherman will join the team for the 2016 CWUAA season.

Not only do the Thunderbirds provide the outlet for Sherman to attend a post-secondary institution that is out of province, but also the football program has courted the athlete for quite some time.

“I just wanted to find a school that could get me out of town,” elaborated Sherman.  “Not staying home and kind of starting things on my own is something I wanted to do when entering university.”

“Because ever sense grade 9 they have talked to me about going there, and the campus there is just straight up beautiful. The building, the housing, and being right by the ocean makes it really hard to say no too.”

However, it was Nill’s passion and commitment to making the Thunderbirds a perennial contender in the CWUAA and CIS that sold the Calgary athlete on joining the team.

“Coach Blake Nill, from talking to him, seems like the coach that makes me want to work hard every day and is someone that expects perfection and pushes each player,” added Sherman.  “They talk me straight off the bat that UBC this year is a rebuilding year, and I was completely fine with that because I knew what they could do in the future and what they did this season is just a taste of what is to come for the years.”

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Sherman was flattered by Nill’s interest in him and the chance to immediately make an impact upon his arrival to UBC.

“He also explained that I will be able to contribute as soon as I come in and wanted to use my talent right away,” commented the Alberta standout.  “He made me feel wanted more than any other school which is something I really respected and wanted to hear.”

“I am extremely excited to start next year and the players that they have as well as the ones that are coming in seem like people who I want to surround myself around.

Overall, Sherman is ecstatic about joining the Thunderbirds fold and can’t wait to get started.

“Blake Nill made it an easy decision on coming to the school, I respect him already as a person and as a coach as well,” expressed Sherman.  “And not just him but same with the other coaches I have met.”

“I feel they will make the best player I can be and can take me to the next level after this one.”

Sherman, a native of Georgia, Atlanta moved to Calgary, Alberta with his family at five years of age.  This past fall, the athlete finished his final season with Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA).

In September, Sherman was included for the second consecutive time this year on the #CFC100 CLASS 2016 RANKINGS.

The athlete is one of four #CFC100 recruits to sign with the Thunderbirds.  Among the others include running backs Landon Rose and Christian Sherman as well as athlete Trey Kellogg.



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