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Author Topic: Alex Salytchev Commits to Western  (Read 13331 times)
PurpleReign
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« on: Fri, 26-Feb-16 @ 09:11:41AM »
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Team Canada Junior National WR and 2 time  Top 100 Alex Salytchev recently committed to the University of Western Ontario. Can't wait to see this guy in London this fall!

Highlights from his senior season at his US prep school, Taft: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4122053/highlights/301068456
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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 26-Feb-16 @ 11:31:25AM »
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Congratulations to this young man. I am curious though, to know why kids go to these US prep schools and then come back to Canada for University?
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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 26-Feb-16 @ 12:09:48PM »
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Congratulations to this young man. I am curious though, to know why kids go to these US prep schools and then come back to Canada for University?


Because the went down there in hopes of getting a D1 scholarship but were not good enough.

There is already a Western thread do we need one for every new commit?
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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 27-Feb-16 @ 08:21:10AM »
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Alex is a great player but didn't shine at his high school in the states. Wasn't enough for him to get looked at. Even played an extra year after reclassifying and still didn't have a stellar senior year. yes he scored 8 tds but 4 were from a game that the team was less ranked then they were. Kids go to the us prep schools to see if the dream can happen but unless you've been there since your freshman or sophomore year it won't happen. Kids in the states have been looked at since pop warner. he was and is still a great player and will do western well. Sometimes dreams don't come true but Alex will make the best of it and there is a lot people who can't wait to watch him play
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 03-Nov-16 @ 09:42:16AM »
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Salytchev was an all star in the New England Prep League & was recruited heavily by several schools in the USA.  He didn't receive a D1 full ride offer but both he & his team-mate Majury had plenty D2 & D3 offers and Ivy League interest but the financials were better in Canada for both players.  Both guys have a shot at being all star players if they want to be, and lots of US schools saw that as well.  Sometimes financials work better to stay in Canada & obtain a great education at highly reputable schools.
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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 03-Nov-16 @ 10:11:33AM »
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Salytchev was an all star in the New England Prep League & was recruited heavily by several schools in the USA.  He didn't receive a D1 full ride offer but both he & his team-mate Majury had plenty D2 & D3 offers and Ivy League interest but the financials were better in Canada for both players.  Both guys have a shot at being all star players if they want to be, and lots of US schools saw that as well.  Sometimes financials work better to stay in Canada & obtain a great education at highly reputable schools.

Right on the money, thank you for this post! Everyone is always negative about Canadians coming back from US preps to play CIS. It is not a negative thing as you have pointed out. My son also had great success in the US, had many offers from D2 and 3 schools as well as CIS and he is now playing and a starter in the CIS. The financials worked out much better and the school/academics are great. The exposure and accomplishments he had in the USA helped get him where he is now.
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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 19-May-17 @ 12:06:44PM »
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The CIS USports Football product has been underrated for the past few years in terms of having more NFL players than most D2 schools. We can continue to improve upon strategies that will make CIS USports football more attractive for canadian student athletes but we need to stop worrying about money. The talks of the national interlock died down because teams were afraid to take risks. The money will come if we are more creative in terms of how to build a fan base and generate revenue like how Laval has done. I know it's not easy because they have the initial financial backing but all the money they've made over the years, I'm sure can pay for the program itself for the next 10 years. Tailgating, merchandise, community/local high school football days, etc.
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