New Voice Coming – Huskies Introduce Recruits

The 17th Annual Dogs breakfast was held yesterday in front of almost 1500 supporters at Prairieland Park.

With a classy salute to outgoing Head Coach Brian Towriss, new bench boss Scott Flory introduced his coaching staff and then his 2017 recruiting class.

In addition to those introductions, CJWW made one of our own:

In 2017 we are proud to welcome a new analytical voice to our coverage…

This four year Huskie was a 1st team all-Canadian in his second season with the Green and White.

Through his career he hauled in 136 passes for 1804 yards and 12 touchdowns. CJWW is proud to welcome Huskie Alumnist Kit Hillis to our broadcast team, joining yours truly.

Now for the recruits:

University of Saskatchewan Huskie football head coach Scott Flory announced his first recruiting class Thursday at the 17th annual Dogs’ Breakfast.

Flory unveiled 14 of the new faces that will don the green and white beginning in 2017.

“We are really looking forward to the 2017 season and a new era of Huskie football,” said Flory, who was announced as head coach in March. “The Canada West is a tough conference and these new athletes will help us be successful. We look forward to seeing what they can do this weekend at spring camp.”

The new recruits and the rest of the Huskie football squad hits the field in spring camp tonight at 5 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. The annual green and white scrimmage is slated for 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The recruits…

Darien Attridge – 5’10”, 200 lbs, Defensive Back, Belmont Secondary, Victoria, BC

Matthew Baraniuk –  5’11”, 200 lbs, Running Back, Centennial HS, Saskatoon, SK

Shakur Harris –  5’9”, 165 lbs, Running back//kick returner, Oak Park HS, Winnipeg, MB

Everett Iverson – 6’2”, 185 lbs, Receiver, Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK

Bryce Liwiski – 6’2”, 260 lbs, Defensive Lineman, Centennial HS, Saskatoon, SK

Caleb Morin – 6’2”, 175 lbs, Receiver, Evan Hardy HS, Saskatoon, SK

David Solie – 5’9”, 170 lbs, Receiver, Holy Cross HS, Saskatoon, SK

Ciaran Sveinbjornson –  5’9”, 180 lbs, Linebacker, Holy Cross HS, Saskatoon, SK

Bailey Taylor – 5’9”, 191 lbs, Defensive Back, Centennial HS, Saskatoon, SK

Matthew Todos –  6’1”, 210 lbs, Linebacker, Bishop Mahoney HS, Saskatoon, SK

Reise Upton –  6’4”, 285 lbs, Offensive Lineman, Bethlehem HS, Saskatoon, SK

  1. Tom Whiting – 6’0”, 200 lbs, Linebacker, Marion Graham HS, Saskatoon, SK
  2. Nic Greene – 5’9”, 170 lbs, Defensive Back, Centennial Secondary, Coquitlam, BC
  3. Kymani Guy – 6’1”, 200 lbs, Defensive Line, Centennial Secondary, Coquitlam, BC

 

Recruits Quick Facts…

The Huskies continue to add plenty of homegrown talent with 10 of their 13 recruits playing their high school football in Saskatchewan.

Two of the recruits played for the Saskatoon City 4A Champion Holy Cross Crusaders. In all five recruits played in the Saskatoon City 4A Championship Game, where Holy Cross defeated the Centennial Chargers 16-10.

The Huskies added 3 recruits from British Columbia and 1 from Manitoba in this year’s class.

Two of the recruits have kept it in the family – David Solie and Tom Whiting – join their brothers – Jacob Solie and Ben Whiting – on the Huskies’ roster.

Five of the recruits wore provincial colours at the 2016 Football Canada Cup in Winnipeg.

Two of the recruits donned Canadian colours for the U18 National Team (Bryce Liwiski) and U19 National Team (David Solie).

You can check out the new look coaching staff and the recruits at this weekend’s spring camp.

The team will be on the field Friday at 5 p.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Saturday and finally 10:30 a.m. Sunday for the green and white scrimmage. All fans, supporters, alumni, family and friends are invited to attend any of the practices during the camp. The camp will feature more than 100 returning Huskies, new recruits and walk-on players.