Watch above: Kim Thue meets some of the 2014 Huskies football recruits
SASKATOON – Year after year, the introductions of the recruiting class for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team at the Dog’s Breakfast is memorable.
This year was no different.
With the loss of Dexter Janke, the Huskies have an opening at running back. They feel they’ve solidified the position for the future with a pair of highly touted running back recruits in Tyler Chow and Kayden Johnson.
“We felt we needed some future at running back to be skilled,” said Huskies head coach Brian Towriss.
“With Chow and Johnson we’ve got a couple of outstanding young athletes”
The Huskies are also adding some experience in seven former junior players. Six of them are from the Saskatoon Hilltops, a team stock full of championship experience.
“Three national championships is something tough to leave,” admits defensive lineman Adam Morrison, “(but) with 17 guys graduating and everything, I just kind of felt like it was the right time to come over, with the Huskies losing three defensive lineman as well.”
The Huskies legacy also continues with a pair of second generation players in Kyle Siemens, who’s dad Doug was a star quarterback, and OL Andrew Serke, who’s father Travis is a former player and current coach.
“I’ve been wanting to do this my entire life, so to finally do it is a great milestone to achieve” boasts the younger Serke.
Nineteen of the Huskies 2014 recruits are home grown from Saskatchewan, with 11 of them from Saskatoon.