Winnipeg recruit thrilled to don “Garnet and Gold” (VIDEO)

Winnipeg receiver joins AUS team’s 2015 class

Griffin Shillingford is making a move to the Atlantic Coast.

The 6’1 175 pound receiver who resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba has signed with the Mount Allison Mounties. Shillingford will join the team for the 2015 AUS season.

“I decided to commit to Mount Allison for a number of reasons,” explained Shillingford of his decision. “First and foremost, Mount A interests me because of its history of being a great academic university.”

“The class size, teacher to student ratio, and campus size are all reasons that factored into my decision. I love the fact that the university is situated in such a tight-knit community as well. Athletically, I chose Mount A because from the moment I stepped on campus, I felt like I was a part of the Mountie Family. All the players seem to get along really well with each other, on and off field.”

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Recently, the receiver completed his career with Kelvin Clippers of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL).  The native of Montreal, Quebec amassed 638 yards on 43 receptions and five touchdowns this past season.

Ultimately, Shillingford is looking forward to the new phase of his gridiron career in Sackville, New Brunswick.

“From what I’ve seen, the energy at MacAulay Field on game days is unmatched,” added Shillingford.  “With that said, I can’t wait to add my energy and passion to mix.”

“I’m really looking forward to wearing that Garnet and Gold with pride.”

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