Western secures seventh #CFC100 recruit (VIDEO)

Ajax running back joins OUA team’s 2016 class

Western Mustangs have announced the addition of #CFC100 Trey Humes to their football program.

Humes, the 5’8, 190 pound running back from Ajax, Ontario will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

“Trey is a tremendous student-athlete who excels both in the classroom and on the football field,” commented Mustangs Head Coach Greg Marshall.  “He’s a welcome addition to our backfield.”

This past fall, the offensive standout completed a three year stint with Pottstown, Pennsylvania prep team, The Hill Rams.  During the 2015 season, Humes amassed 620 rushing yards on 110 carries and eight touchdowns.  Additionally, Humes racked up 100 yards on 13 receptions and 185 yards on 11 returns.

Previous to the Rams, Humes suited up for multiple teams including Pickering Dolphins of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Ajax Rams of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA).

Humes has also represented his province as a member of Team Ontario at both the Football Canada Cup and International Bowl tournaments.

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The running back has received numerous honours throughout his career including OVFL Championship Offensive MVP (2007), Dolphins Offensive MVP (2011 & 2011), Dolphins Team MVP (2013), LOSSAA Championship Offensive MVP (2012), LOSSAA MVP (2012) and Rams Offensive MVP (2012).

For his part, the #CFC100 has several reasons for why he chose the Mustangs.  One was the strength of academic programs.

“A factor that contributed to my commitment to Western was the competitive academic pool of students,” elaborated Humes.  “The reason why Western is known for having great academics is because the students are all driven to succeed.”

“I feel as though it pushes me to do better in the classroom when I’m in an environment that consists of healthy competition.”

Moreover, the atmosphere surrounding the London, Ontario campus was enticing for Humes.

“Another factor that contributed to my commitment to Western was the college town feel that it brings,” explained the running back.  “Western has a heavy influence in the community and vice versa.”

“This influence leads to a great amount of support from the community for Western athletics. It makes me feel as though I’m not just representing my team or my school when I play but I’m also representing the town.”

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Proximity also was important for the #CFC100 when he opted for the Mustangs for a couple of key reasons.

“After spending three years at a prep school in Pennsylvania, it’s nice to know that my family won’t have to drive far to see the games,” expressed Humes.  “Also, I can go home on weekends.”

Finally, Humes is ecstatic that he will be part of a rich tradition and history of gridiron excellence as a member of the Mustangs football program.

“I love what this football program is doing and the direction it’s heading in,” said the Ontario offensive standout.  “Western football is filled with rich tradition and is known for their success on the field.”

“I feel as though my talents and abilities fit well with the offensive system and I’ll be able to contribute early in my career. I know I’m going to be competing everyday against some of the best players in the OUA and that drives me to become a better player.”

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Equally thrilled are the Mustangs as he compliments the team’s offence.

“I first worked with Trey at the Football Canada Cup in 2012; I knew at that time he had a chance to develop into an excellent back,” recalled Recruiting Coordinator Tom Flaxman.  “Trey has competed against some great competition down at the Hill’s Academy.”

“Trey is a good all round back. He has great vision, can run through tackles, catches the ball well out of the backfield, and he has great speed. Trey is also a member of the track team at the Hills Academy and runs the 100 and 200 meter sprints.  Trey is exactly what we are looking for in a Western Mustang football player.  He’s a great student, an excellent football player and most importantly, he’s a great young man, and teammate.  He will be a welcome addition to our locker room.”

With Humes commitment, he becomes the seventh #CFC100 recruit to join the Mustangs. The others include linebacker Chris Ellis, wide receiver/tight end Aidan Majury, athlete Alex Salytchev as well as defensive linemen Tony Rossi, Spencer Hood and Austin Miller.

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