Strathmore High School Spartans football player Brady Johansen will be suiting up in green next season, as he will be joining the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

As a Spartan Johansen was all over the field, playing several positions on offense while also lining up everywhere on defense. As a Husky, he joins the university as a defensive linemen. The Huskies are one of the best teams in the country they went to the National Championships last season and almost won in what ended up being a 30-24 loss to Laval Rouge et Or. Joining a team with such a high reputation has Johansen looking forward to his future.

"It's really exciting for me and my family, it's been a dream for me to go and play football at the next level for the last couple of years, and going to Huskies, it's a pretty big deal."

Brady Johansen

Johansen will join fellow SHS alumni and Canada West Rookie of the Year Jack Warrack on the team. Johansen is looking forward to playing and practicing against Warrack, not only because he's from Strathmore but because of his incredible combination of talent, size, and speed. As a whole, he said the thing he's most excited about is the chance to learn from team veterans.

"The biggest thing for me is just learning as a rookie, it's definitely going to be a new experience, definitely going to be a learning curve for me. Just getting to know the experienced players and having them teach me new things, helping me improve and develop as a player to hopefully get on the field as soon as I can."

Brady Johansen

While Johansen knows he'll need to work hard and hit the weight room to earn his playing time, he's confident he has what it takes, as he's already been working hard to get himself in this position in the first place.

"It takes years and years of practice and working out in the weight room and taking things in the off-season pretty seriously, spending hours and hours in the weight room just trying to get ready for the three months of the year that I get to go out and show my talents on the field."

While the Huskies' tweet says Johansen will take engineering, he said he actually plans on majoring in finance to become something like a stock broker or a financial manager. Off the field, he's also looking forward to living away from home for the first time, although having to learn how to cook and stay healthy is a responsibility that isn't quite as exciting as suiting up on the field.

Brady Johansen

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