Carleton Ravens have great coaches

Carleton add two local commits and one southern Ontario commit to their Class of 2018.

They may be separated by a river now, but when the weather becomes warmer, receivers Nicholas Renaud from Cégep de l’Outaouais and Steven Ainsworth from Colonel By High School will be on the same side of the Ottawa River after committed to the Carleton Ravens.

Offensive lineman John Avery from E.L. Crossley Secondary School will also be joining the Ravens.

Nicholas Renaud

Courtesy of Nicholas Renaud.

Situated across the Ottawa River, Nicholas Renaud spent the last few years of his career in Gatineau, Québec, with Les Griffins du Cégep de l’Outaouais (RSEQ Division 2). Now, he will be crossing back over into Ontario to play in his hometown.

Renaud said he committed to Carleton because of “the chance to play in front of my city, close to my family and fiends. The fact that they’ve consistently gotten better, I want to be apart of that culture.”

The 6’1, 190lbs athlete added that he thinks the coaches are great. “(They have) loads of experience and a clear-cut goal to get better in this league.”

When not playing in the RSEQ, Renaud, who is interested in sociology, played NCAFA and OVFL ball with the Cumberland Panthers.

“I would like to thank all my coaches and players I’ve been around,” Renaud said. “I thank each and every one of you for helping me get this far in my football career.”

Steven Ainsworth

Courtesy of Steven Ainsworth.

A fellow Ottawa citizen, Steven Ainsworth is excited to get his university career started. “I’m really looking forward to developing as a player and as a person with such a great program at Carleton,” he said. “The coaching staff is among the best in Canada. They were great on my visit and when I went to sign, they were all very welcoming and helpful with the recruiting process.”

Ainsworth will be studying communications while in university. He said he committed to Carleton because of the school’s academic and athletic facilities. “And the tight vibe the players have among themselves and with the coaches,” he added.

Standing at 6’3, 193lbs, Ainsworth spent four years with the Colonel By Cougars (National Capital Tier 2 High School Football League). He won back-to-back Tier 2 championships with the team in 2016 and 2017.

John Avery

John Avery is from the Niagara Region, calling Fonthill, Ontario, his home. Located west of Niagara Falls, he played with the Niagara Spears (OPFL) in 2017. He attended E.L. Crossley Secondary School.

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