X-Men commits have respect for coaching staff

StFX welcomes two provincial commits to their Class of 2018.

Receiver Nick Driscoll from Charles P. Allen High School and fullback Bryce MacCormack from Sydney Academy are one step closer to that exclusive X-ring after signing with the Saint Francis Xavier X-Men.

Nick Driscoll

Courtesy of Nick Driscoll.

StFX has a reputation that precedes it; that goes without saying. On the academic front, Nick Driscoll said he chose the school because of its academic reputation. He is interested in studying political science and he said the school is building a new political science building.

As for football, Driscoll chose StFX because of the family atmosphere that surrounds the team. “I like and respect the coaches a lot,” he added. “I have been previously coached by Coach Van de Heuvel and Coach Svec when I was representing Nova Scotia at the Canada Cup, and I admire Head Coach Waterman and the rest of the coaching staff a lot.”

When Driscoll was nine years old, he began played with the Bedford Saints in his hometown of Bedford, Nova Scotia. He stayed with the team until he was 14 before joining his high school squad, the Charles P. Allen Cheetahs (Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation) for three years.

Bryce MacCormack

Bryce MacCormack is from Sydney, Nova Scotia, a harbour town on Cape Breton Island. It’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Antigonish, the site of StFX. In high school, he played with the Sydney Academy Wildcats (NSSAF). The 6’1, 220lbs athlete has played as a fullback, tight end, defensive end and linebacker. He told the X-Men Touchdown Club that, “I wanted to come to StFX because they have a good team and coaching staff, and they have a reputation of being a good school in terms of academics.”

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