X-Men land first #CFC100 (VIDEO)

Toronto athlete joins AUS team’s 2015 class.

StFX X-Men have announced the addition of #CFC100 Kaion Grant to their football program.

Grant, the 6’2, 194 pound athlete from Toronto, Ontario will join the team for the 2015 AUS season.

“We are absolutely thrilled about Kaion’s commitment to StFX,” commented X-Men Head Coach Gary Waterman.  “He is a tremendous student-athlete that has excelled in multiple sports at a high level.”

“He possesses great speed, ball skills, jumping ability and physicality.  Kaion was a major piece to what has turned out to be an excellent recruiting class; it’s a great feeling to have him finalize his recruiting process and choose a great school like StFX. We are so happy for his family and welcome Kaion and his parents to the StFX community.”

Grant previously suite up for St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues of the Conference Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).

X-Men Special Teams Assistant Gord Gallimore had already established a special bond with the #CFC100 recruit.  He is ecstatic that Grant has committed and feels he will be an asset due to the intangibles he possesses.

“I’ve had the opportunity to be connected with Kaion through his father, former CFLer Karim Grant,” recalled Gallimore.  “Kaion is a highly explosive, talented athlete that comes from a solid upbringing.”

“We’re getting a student-athlete that is poised for success.”

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Ultimately, the #CFC100 recruit appealed to the Antigonish, Nova Scotia campus on his visit as well as the positive direction the team is heading towards in future years.

“I chose StFX because I really liked the feel of the school while on my visit; hosted by the players and the coaches,” explained Grant of his decision.  “It gave me a real sense of home feeling.”

“I like the fact that it is a smaller school as it creates a close-knit community. I feel the program is headed in the right direction and an impact in the AUS and I feel like I would fit into the team’s scheme nicely.”

For their part, the X-Men believe that Grant’s addition solidifies their 2015 class.  Moreover, his commitment extends a pipeline between both the X-Men and Kerry Blues football programs.

“It is just a fantastic addition to a very strong class,” added X-Men Offensive Coordinator Steve Snyder.  “This recruiting class is picking up some serious steam late and we are excited about what Kaion in particular brings to the table; he is a blue chip athlete and we can’t wait to work with him.”

“St Mikes has been good to us this year having former X-Men as the head coach has helped us attract the high quality student-athletes that St Mikes is known for producing.”

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