Brendan Ernst is a defensive back recruit from Saskatoon’s Evan Hardy Collegiate. “I’ve been waiting for this a long time,” Brendan said of his first day in fall camp. “Ever since I was a little kid, growing up in Saskatoon, the Huskies were the team that I’ve wanted to play for.” Brendan summed up his day for us, following today’s second practice. “I’m still adjusting, but I’m starting to catch on now. I’ve been moved to a new position (halfback) that I haven’t played since grade 9.” Brendon set some goals for himself, in yesterday’s fitness testing, that he was able to accomplish. “I improved my 40 time, bench press, and pro agility.” He has also set a goal for the 2012 season. “I would like to be able to move up on the depth chart.”
Huskie Outsider spoke with defensive backs coach, Darry Burko, about his newest halfback. “He’s a keener – he works hard and loves the game. This is a big step up from where he has been playing but he learns quickly. It’s going to be a steep learning curve for him, but he’s probably going to be one of those guys who improves every day, all year long.”
Brendan will be taking classes in the college of Arts and Sciences for two years, with the with the goal of moving to medicine in the future.
Good luck this season, Brendon!