Versatile athlete staying home, joins Bisons

Manitoba adds a local commit to their 2018 class.

Braeden Smith, a wide receiver from Miles Macdonell Collegiate Institute, is staying home after signing with the University of Manitoba Bisons.

“The reason I decided to commit to the U of M is first off, it’s my hometown team and I also really like the group of guys and the chemistry they have there,” Smith said. “I think it’s gonna be a good match for me in the years to come. There are also a couple of other players at the U of M that came from my high school and I thought it would be great to be able to play with some of my former teammates again.”

Despite familiar faces, Smith will be introduced to a new set of coaches. “From what I’ve seen so far, the coaching staff seems like a great group of individuals that work well together and I’m excited to get to work with them for the rest of my eligible years in U Sports football,” he said.

While Smith is interested in architecture, he said he is planning on taking ‘u1’ courses first, “because my mind could still change before then because it can be difficult coming out of high school and knowing for sure what you want as a profession.”

Smith, who is 6’0, 185lbs, played as both a wide receiver, free safety and quarterback with the Miles Macdonell Buckeyes (WHSFL) in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has won a bronze medal at a provincial flag flag football tournament in BC last summer. He was also the MVP of the tournament.

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