Western dips into Calgary for CFC 100 recruit

Calgary receiver becomes fourth CFC 100 recruit to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

On the heels of securing CFC 100 running back Cedric Joseph, the Western Mustangs have struck again on the national recruitment market.

This time, the Mustangs have succeeded in Alberta.

CFC 100 Brett Ellerman has committed to the Mustangs.  Ellerman, the 6’4, 183 pound receiver from Calgary will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“We’re very excited to announce that Brett Ellerman has decided to join our program,” commented Mustangs Head Coach Greg Marshall.

Ellerman comes to the Mustangs after a completing a successful campaign with St. Francis Browns of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA).  In seven games during the 2014 season, the CFC 100 receiver racked up 530 yards on 35 receptions and scored three receiving touchdowns.  He was recognized by the league as he was named Best Offensive Back and selected as a Calgary Division 1 All-Star.

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In addition to the Browns, Ellerman also suited up for the Calgary Cowboys of the Calgary Area Midget Football Association (CAMFA).  The CFC 100 recruit amassed 525 yards on 25 receptions, scored five receiving touchdowns and had a 12 yard rush in five games during the 2014 spring season. He was awarded MVP this past season and has been selected two consecutive times as a CAMFA All-Star (2013, 2014).

Marshall said the Mustangs are looking forward to the CFC 100 receiver’s explosive playmaking abilities on the team’s offensive unit.

“Brett is an excellent receiver; he’s a big target who runs great routes, but also has the speed to stretch the field,” assessed the Mustangs Head Coach.  “Brett is also an aggressive blocker, and will be a great fit in our offence.”

Ultimately, Ellerman chose the Mustangs because of the ease he felt with the team and campus.  Additionally, he was impressed with how much the Mustangs were engaged in the recruitment process with him.

“I chose Western because it was where I felt the most comfortable and that was where I needed to be,” explained the CFC 100 receiver of his decision.  “When I went out for my visit, I really enjoyed the atmosphere on campus as well as the camaraderie of the team.”

“Another key reason I chose Western was because they were always in contact with me and they expressed a lot of interest early in the recruiting process. They’ve made me feel confident enough to leave home and they feel that I can make an impact with their organization over the course of my university career.”

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From the moment he met Ellerman and his family, Mustangs Recruiting Coordinator Tom Flaxman knew that the CFC 100 recruit would make a great addition to the team.  Not only does Ellerman possess talent on the field, but he also has intangibles that will be an asset to the OUA team.

“The first time I met with Brett and his family in Calgary, I knew he would be a great fit in our program,” recalled Flaxman.  “Brett has a great work ethic, is a leader, and has tremendous character; he is a welcome addition to our locker room.”

“It’s been a pleasure to get to know Brett and his family over the past year and we are excited to welcome them to the Western Family.”

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