X-Men commits want to be part of winning StFX culture

The X-Men bring in one out-of-province and three provincial commits to their Class of 2017.

When Josh Hebert-Chesley, a wide receiver from Saint John High School and Kylar MacDonald, a defensive lineman from Citadel High School, visited the StFX campus, they couldn’t help but be enthralled with what they saw there, so much so they signed on to play a few years with the X-Men.

Nathan Henderson, a linebacker from Auburn Drive High School and Michael Forsey, a receiver from Charles P. Allen High School, will also be joining the X-Men for the 2017 season.

Josh Hebert-Chesley

Josh Hebert-Chesley makes the block. Courtesy of Josh Hebert-Chesley.

Josh Hebert-Chesley has been keeping an eye on the X-Men and he’s impressed with what he has seen. “I chose to commit to StFX because I’ve seen how well they’ve been doing for the past couple years and wanted to be apart of it,” he said. “After my visit and talking to a couple of coaches and players, I knew it was where I wanted to continue my football career.”

Hebert-Chesley’s career spans three years where he spent his time with the Saint John High School Greyhounds (New Brunswick High School Football League). Last summer, the product of Saint John, New Brunswick, represented Team New Brunswick U18 provincial team.

Towering at 6’6, 200lbs, he will have a chance to further learn how to use his size to his advantage. “The coaches at StFX are some of the most dedicated and genuine coaches I’ve met,” he said. “They care for the players and want to see them succeed academically and on the field.”

Hebert-Chesley, who is interested in human kinetics, was a 2015 New Brunswick defensive all-star and a 2016 offensive all-star. With his networks surrounding him, he knows his choice won’t be contested.

“I just want to thank my friends and family,” he said, “especially my high school coaches for supporting my decision.”

Kylar MacDonald

Kylar MacDonald (far right) on the line. Courtesy of Kylar MacDonald.

For Kylar MacDonald, StFX is in the perfect location. Originally from Cape Breton, he is currently residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he played high school ball with the Citadel Phoenix (Nova Scotia School Athletics Association). StFX is right in the middle of his two homes.

Standing at 6’1, 300lbs, the defensive tackle added that, “I really fell in love with the architecture and feel for the school.”

MacDonald, who is a two-time NSSAA provincial champion, also suited up for the Halifax Argos (Nova Scotia Football League). Along with the structure of the school, he also likes the structure of the team. “I love the coaching staff. Head Coach Waterman seems like a really genuine guy and I believe StFX can win a title in the next couple years,” he said.

In 2015, MacDonald also won a NSSAA provincial championship in rugby. He is interested in taking business.

Nathan Henderson
Nathan Henderson will be staying in his home province. The product of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, played with the Auburn Drive Eagles (NSSAA) and the minor-league Dartmouth Destroyers. He is a two-time member of the U18 edition of Team Nova Scotia. He is 6’0, 230lbs.

Michael Forsey
Like his defensive counterpart, receiver Michael Forsey will continue his career in the province in which it began. Hailing from Bedford, Nova Scotia, the 6’4, 205lbs athlete played with the Charles P. Allen Cheetahs (NSSAA) in high school.

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