Following spring camp, we profiled most of the 2012 recruits who were introduced at the Dogs’ Breakfast. We weren’t able to catch up with all of them before spring camp concluded, so we have made it a priority to profile the remaining players over the next couple of days.
Drew Bexson, from Lloydminster, is part of what Huskie Outsider believes to be arguably the best group of running backs the program has recruited in one year. Drew played for the winning “Team North” in this past spring’s Alberta Senior Bowl. Despite living in the border city, his family are avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fans with a lot of roots in this province – this is a large part of what convinced Bexson to join the Huskies. As for his education, engineering is the career path that Drew will follow.
Drew brings good size for an rb straight out of high school. The Huskie coaches were impressed with Drew’s commitment to training. “I train with a bodybuilder named Paul Hayward,” Drew told Huskie Outsider following this morning’s practice. “I learned a lot from him.” During spring camp, Drew turned a few heads with his blocking ability. And indeed, following camp, running backs coach, Dan Houle, remarked that Bexson was a great blocker already, a rare trait for a high school running back – it is usually something that CIS coaches need to teach. This fits with what Drew said about his style of play: “I like to hit,” he commented, “but I’m also determined to improve all areas of my game.” When asked for his goals for this season, Bexson’s reply was “to perform to the best of my ability and give my best effort. If I earn a spot on the travelling roster, great. If I have to redshirt this year, that’s fine too.”
Welcome to the Huskies, Drew, and good luck in the 2012 season!