The University of Saskatchewan Huskies announced their 2015 recruiting class this morning at the largest fundraising event in Canadian football, the Dogs’ Breakfast. The Huskies Football Foundation announced that $100,000 was raised for the Huskie football scholarship fund from the event, which featured keynote speaker Ronnie Lott, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member known best for his time as a hard-hitting safety for Bill Walsh’s San Fransisco 49ers in the 1980s.
In front of 2,000 Huskie supporters, the team announced a group of new players who will stock the cupboards for the future while bringing in others who can make an immediate impact. Among the new junior veterans are five 2014 CJFL all-Canadians, including offensive lineman Ben Hodson, running back Wayndel Lewis and linebacker Justin Filteau of the Saskatoon Hilltops, defensive back Brooks Falloon of the Winnipeg Rifles and defensive back Vince Greco of the Calgary Colts.
Other junior recruits include linebacker Chris Brown-Fillion and defensive lineman Brett Schulz of the Winnipeg Rifles and linebacker Brett Selinger of the Regina Thunder. Brown-Fillion was a member of Team Canada’s under-19 team in the 2014 International Bowl.
The high school recruiting class is one of the best in several years. A number of players from the Team Saskatchewan Green entry at the Football Canada Cup have signed with the Huskies, including defensive backs Ben Whiting (Marion Graham) and Payton Hall (Regina – Campbell), linebackers Eric Thakurdeen (Notre Dame), Logan Mainil (Weyburn) and Chris Borys (Regina – Leboldous), running back Adam Lewis (Bishop James Mahoney) and offensive lineman Luke Tkatchuk (Prince Albert – St. Mary’s).
Two team Alberta players from the 2014 Football Canada Cup are also joining the Huskies, including running back Tristan Getzinger (Medicine Hat) and defensive back Bowan Lewis (Calgary – Notre Dame), while Kaeden Armstrong, a division 1 all-star in Calgary in 2014, is also joining the Huskies after graduating from St. Francis. Defensive tackle Ajay Copp (Calgary – Rundle) rounds out the Alberta recruits.
Other players announced at the Breakfast include defensive back Jacob Solie (Holy Cross), defensive back Matt Long (Melfort), receiver Greg Lamb (Aden Bowman), offensive linemen Mattland Riley (Melfort) and Matteus Yep (Vancouver College) and defensive lineman Damon Prystupa (Hanley). Solie and Riley were members of Team Saskatchewan at the 2013 Football Canada Cup while Yep was one of the top offensive line prospects in British Columbia after a 2014 season that saw him named a provincial all-star.
The Huskies are undoubtedly looking forward to hitting the Griffiths Stadium turf for spring camp, which starts tonight and runs through Sunday.
2015 Spring Camp Schedule:
Thursday, April 30
6:10 p.m. Practice #1
Friday, May 1
5:45 p.m. Practice #2
Saturday, May 2
10:30 a.m. Practice #3
3:30 p.m. Practice #4
Sunday, May 3
10:30 a.m. Practice #5 – Green & White Scrimmage
Please click here for a spring camp roster.