Hawkeye now part of Gee-Gee herd

uOttawa welcomes a GTA commit to their 2017 class.

Kyle Baronet, a quarterback from Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School, is looking to make his mark on the U Sports league after committing to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

When Baronet was lying on the field in pain, while it was unknown to him that he had broken his hip, he most certainly knew that something was very wrong. “It was very detrimental to me, putting me at a disadvantage on being recruited going into my senior year of high school,” he said, having broken his hip in the summer of 2015 against Cumberland.

“Not being able to play sports for six months was one of the consequences. Coming back from the injury was tough, but there was a lot of unfinished business. I started (as the) quarterback the final three playoff games and eventually became an OFSAA champion that year,” he added.

It was strength and determination that got Baronet back on the field with the Paul Dwyer Saints (Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association). He will be looking to bring that grit to the Gee-Gees in September. “I knew that uOttawa was going to be a great fit for me during my visit to the campus and city with Head Coach Barresi. His resume caught my attention quickly with him coaching multiple NCAA and CFL teams in the past,” Baronet said.

“Meeting most of the coaches and some of the players, you can tell it’s a very welcoming community. Ottawa is a great city with many opportunities for the future. I see the excelling football program just as another bonus.”

Courtesy of Kyle Baronet.

What Baronet also found was a head coach whose main coaching focus is on quarterbacks and wide receivers. “I thought that uOttawa would be a great place to enhance my footballs skills to become a better player,” Baronet said.

He added that the strength and conditioning coach intrigued him as well because his main focus is on how movement matters, rather than just how much weight you can move. This will coincide nicely with Baronet’s past injuries and he said it will help assist him as a football player.

Standing at 5’11, 185lbs and originally from Oshawa, he has played with the Oshawa Hawkeyes (OVFL) and the Kingdom Force Football Academy. In 2014 and 2016, he was an OFSAA Bowl finalist. He as applied to the school’s Criminology program.




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