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Preston McIntyre is a defensive end from Saskatoon’s Evan Hardy Collegiate, and a former member of Team Saskatchewan’s U18 team. With Levi Steinhauer making the Roughriders’ roster, and both Joel Seutter and Ben Rush entering their fifth years, there is going to be lots of opportunity for defensive ends to earn playing time during these next couple of years. Preston is a promising lineman who the coaching staff were able to have a good look at during last summer’s high school camp. “There’s lots to learn,” he said, following spring camp, about the jump from high school to university football, “but I thought I adjusted pretty well.” The coaches worked | Full Article

Eric Verity is a linebacker who joins the Huskies from Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon. A former member of Team Saskatchewan, Verity impressed the linebacker coaches with his effort and attitude during spring camp. “Spring camp was a learning experience, trying to pick up as much as I could from the veterans; it’s definitely a step up to be on the field with players at this level. The coaches have taught me a ton of things as well. It was hard to set goals for myself for this camp because I didn’t really know what to expect – I just took things day by day and gave my best effort.” | Full Article

Mat Leung is an offensive line recruit who joins the Huskies after a stellar career with the CJFL champion Saskatoon Hilltops. “Camp went well – I’m just looking to get better,” Mat told Huskie Outsider after the spring scrimmage concluded. Leung attended the Huskies’ winter workouts, and he saw this a big plus. “Those three months kind of put me ahead of the other new guys; I learned the system and was able to apply it in camp.” Leung was asked for his mindset as he entered the four day camp. “I just wanted to compete, get some good playing time, take some solid reps, and just kind of work | Full Article

Garrett Meek is a defensive line recruit from Ross Sheppard Collegiate in Edmonton. One of the top recruits in western Canada, Meek was asked about the difference in skill level between high school football and what he experienced in his first Huskie spring camp. “The competition is very tough,” he told Huskie Outsider,” there’s some very good linemen here. It’s a lot more technical – you can’t just use your strength like you can in high school. Hand placement is very key.” Among other things, defensive line coach, Aaron Moser spoke about this last quality that Garrett mentioned. “He’s got very good hands for a guy who is coming right | Full Article

Lance Bashutsky is a running back who joins the Huskies from the Wynyard Golden Bears. “Spring camp was a great experience,” Bashutsky told Huskie Outsider after spring scrimmage concluded. “I learned a lot. My goal was to try my hardest and see what the the coaches thought I could do.” During the scrimmage, Lance broke off the longest run of the day. “That was pretty good – it got people fired up.” “Lance was a big surprise to us as a running back,” is what RB coach Dan Houle told Huskie Outsider. “We knew that Lance was an excellent athlete, but he impressed. He seems to have the unique ability | Full Article

Dylan Kemp is a linebacker who joins the Huskies following 5 successful years with the Saskatoon Hilltops, where he was a PFC all star. “I want to be the starting middle linebacker,” Kemp told Huskie Outsider after being asked, following the third day of spring camp, if he had set any goals for himself. Kemp will certainly be in the mix for a starting linebacker spot, having impressed both coaches Ed Carleton and Darryl Burko. Carleton liked Kemp’s speed, and Burko commented that Kemp stood out in practice. “I’ve had a good camp; I find that the play in the CIS is a little faster than junior – I’m just | Full Article

Mason Dick is an offensive tackle recruit from Kildonan East Collegiate in Winnipeg. Mason was a Football Canada Cup all star in 2012 and was named Manitoba’s lineman of the year. Mason spoke with Huskie Outsider following Friday’s spring camp practice. “The camp experience has been exciting and nerve racking at the same time,” he commented.” It’s a whole new level that I haven’t experienced yet.” Dick was a left tackle for both his high school team and Team Manitoba. So far in camp, he’s been at both left and right tackle. “They’ve been moving me around to see where I fit.” Mason was asked if he had set any | Full Article

Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss announced 18 recruits at this morning’s Dogs’ Breakfast. Towriss said that he is really excited about this year’s class. “We took care of some immediate needs with some of the Junior transfers,” he said. “We also looked at our needs on the O-Line and D-Line down the road, and we recruited very well in these areas. We will see later today, at Spring Camp, how well some of these recruits will fit in. We are really excited.” The Huskie Outsider will have detailed profiles of all of the recruits over the next few days. In the meantime, here is a list of the recruits announced. | Full Article

Huskie Outsider, the originators of “Three Downs” in Canada, are back and excited about the Dogs’ Breakfast and spring camp, both just 2 weeks away. 1st Down: Where does the Dogs’ Breakfast rank in terms of annual events that you look forward to? Dallas: For a Huskie football fanatic like me, it’s one of the most anticipated events on my calendar. It means I finally get to meet the new recruits and see them and the veterans back on the field. Plus, the event itself is so stunning and grandiose – there are few events in this country that compare. Ryan: For me, nothing beats a Friday night home game | Full Article

With mountains of snow several feet high in their yards and thick sheets of ice covering their streets, few Saskatonians have their minds on football with the season several months away. But football is exactly what is on the minds of the Huskie coaching staff as they prepare their team to go to the Hardy Cup and beyond in 2013. With only 52 days until the 13th annual Dogs’ Breakfast and spring camp, head coach Brian Towriss and recruiting coordinator Jason Sulz are busy solidifying what is already an excellent recruiting class. They feel the 15 recruits they have so far, including five former Saskatoon Hilltops currently practicing with the | Full Article