Robinson, Rostek headline recruits
Mount A's success in the AUFC last season is paying dividends on the recruiting front.
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Top100 prospects list’s defensive end Shaun Robinson of Halifax (left) and defensive back Nate Rostek of Stillwater Lake will play for the Mount Allison University Football Mounties in 2014.
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Recent success on the field has resulted in more success on the recruiting front for the Mount Allison Football Mounties.
The Mounties announced their 2014 recruiting class, which showcases some of the best talent in Canada – including defensive end Shaun Robinson of Halifax and defensive back Nate Rostek of Stillwater Lake.
Overall the Mounties signed 38 recruits to the 2013 AUS Champion.
Head coach Kelly Jeffrey credits a strong season to jumpstart the 2014 recruiting campaign.
“We were able to show on national TV that we have an excellent small campus environment where our team is strongly supported,” Jeffrey said. “I think bringing a title home and showing that you can have great academics and great football was a strong selling for so many of our recruits. Our message and family environment is an easy thing to sell when we hit the road.”
With the large class Jeffrey points to the complete strength of the class, “This group has size up front and explosiveness all around it. It’s difficult to highlight any one area because we were very pleased as a whole. This new class will add competition and depth to our team right away and be the core of this team for years to come.”
The Mounties defense of the Loney Bowl trophy begins with the start of training camp Aug. 22.
To set the table for training camp in August, the Mounties are holding a four-day spring camp starting that started Friday at Rocky Stone Field in Moncton.