Huskies ‘felt like a very good fit’

Saskatchewan adds an out-of-province commit to their 2018 class.

CFC100 Samwel Uko, a running back from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School,

“I chose to commit to the University of Saskatchewan because it felt like a very good fit when I was talking with the coaching staff,” Uko said. “They were honest and straightforward and committed to a team concept that I believe in.”

Uko added that Head Coach Scott Flory is an honest and straightforward coach “who will help me develop into the player that I want to become. He is very approachable, and he is a good communicator.”

Uko also said that he feels Coach Houle will help develop him into a stronger and faster running back while Coach Lipinski will help train him to become a dynamic athlete.

Academically, Uko has big aspirations for his education. He said he is interested in criminology and human rights. “I feel that the school will help me achieve my academic goals…I’d like to focus on learning about politics and human rights in South Sudan and possibly putting these skills to use in South Sudan in the future,” he said.

Standing at 5’9, 170lbs, Uko spent four years with the Abbotsford Panthers (BCSSFA) and has played peewee, junior and junior bantam with the Abbotsford Falcons in his hometown of Abbotsford, BC. He was a provincial AA champion in grade 8. In grade 10, he was a provincial AA finalist and was the ‘best back’ award recipient. He received the same award the following year and was a conference MVP. In his senior year, he was an AA provincial finalist, conference MVP, the offensive MVP for the province and the ‘best back.’

There is another trophy he would like to add to his collection, however. Uko said, “I’d love to help the University of Saskatchewan win a Vanier Cup.”

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