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Horton grad suiting up for football Axemen after Quebec opportunity falls through


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Cam Davidson was planning to eventually attend Acadia and play football for the Axemen. Now, he’s getting to do it two years earlier than he originally hoped.

Davidson, who graduated from Horton in June, intended to attend college in Victoriaville, QC, for the next two years and study in French while getting the football experience he felt he needed to return to Acadia in 2016.

Late last month, he travelled to Quebec for football training camp. When he arrived, he found that over the summer, the rules of the Service Regional d’Admission au Collegial de Quebec, the Quebec college admissions system, had changed.

“Everything that had been lined up, for me to go there and study a second language, kind of fell apart because of the change in rules. The plan all along had been to go to Victoriaville and study in French. That’s not possible now,” he said.

Due to the change, “the minute I stepped onto the field for training camp, I completely lost my CEGEP eligibility. It was a surprise, and a bit of a shock.”

Left without a school to attend, Davidson contacted football Axemen head coach Jeff Cummins, “who said he had a spot for me.” At the same time, he “started the wheels turning to get myself admitted” to Acadia.

That turned out to be not as difficult as he had thought.

“I had already applied to Acadia earlier in the year, and had been accepted, so a lot of the paperwork was already done.”

Davidson is “fourth on the depth chart” at running back, behind Thomas Troop, Zack Clarke and Derek Wodz.

“That’s the position I want to play,” he said, “and where I’m the most comfortable.”

He is well aware Troop and Clarke are the starters.

“I’m expecting them both to have stellar years, along with Wodz as well,” he said. “I’m perfectly fine with paying my dues, and doing what work I need to do to become stronger.”

Especially given that he wasn’t planning to be here for two more years.

Cam Davidson was planning to eventually attend Acadia and play football for the Axemen. Now, he’s getting to do it two years earlier than he originally hoped.

Davidson, who graduated from Horton in June, intended to attend college in Victoriaville, QC, for the next two years and study in French while getting the football experience he felt he needed to return to Acadia in 2016.

Late last month, he travelled to Quebec for football training camp. When he arrived, he found that over the summer, the rules of the Service Regional d’Admission au Collegial de Quebec, the Quebec college admissions system, had changed.

“Everything that had been lined up, for me to go there and study a second language, kind of fell apart because of the change in rules. The plan all along had been to go to Victoriaville and study in French. That’s not possible now,” he said.

Due to the change, “the minute I stepped onto the field for training camp, I completely lost my CEGEP eligibility. It was a surprise, and a bit of a shock.”

Left without a school to attend, Davidson contacted football Axemen head coach Jeff Cummins, “who said he had a spot for me.” At the same time, he “started the wheels turning to get myself admitted” to Acadia.

That turned out to be not as difficult as he had thought.

“I had already applied to Acadia earlier in the year, and had been accepted, so a lot of the paperwork was already done.”

Davidson is “fourth on the depth chart” at running back, behind Thomas Troop, Zack Clarke and Derek Wodz.

“That’s the position I want to play,” he said, “and where I’m the most comfortable.”

He is well aware Troop and Clarke are the starters.

“I’m expecting them both to have stellar years, along with Wodz as well,” he said. “I’m perfectly fine with paying my dues, and doing what work I need to do to become stronger.”

Especially given that he wasn’t planning to be here for two more years.

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