Canadian US All-American Bowl bound?

Ottawa defensive back nominated for US high school All-Star showcase, could follow suit of 2015 CFC #1 Gallimore

It is more good news for CLASS 2016 recruit Patrice Rene.

The 6’1, 180 pound defensive back from Ottawa, Ontario has recently been nominated for the US Army All-American Bowl.  He was selected by the Bowl Selection Committee as one of 400 nominees.

Out of the 400 nominations of the top high school players in the US, 90 players will be chosen to participate in the Bowl game, which will be played on Saturday January 9th at the Alamodome in San Antoino, Texas.

Patrice Rene Rivals

For Rene, the next part of the process will take place in the fall when the Bowl finalists will be announced when the US Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour takes place.  By December, the 90 finalists will be revealed as the tour concludes.

If the defensive back is selected, he will be the second Canadian to play in the All-Star game.

Last year, 2015 CFC#1 Neville Gallimore was selected.  On the NBC national telecast, the 6’6, 303 pound defensive end from Ottawa, Ontario announced he would sign with the University of Oklahoma Sooners.

Recently, Rene has caught the attention of many scouts as he has received over 20 NCAA offers,

Over the weekend, the Ontario defensive end received another NCAA Division 1 offer.  This one came from Mississippi State Bulldogs.

On May 13th, the 6’1, 180 pound defensive back from Ottawa, Ontario received an offer from Rice Owls.

Additionally, he was offered by Wisconsin Badgers on May 11th. Among the others include Oklahoma (home of 2015 CFC #1 Neville Gallimore), Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Temple, Syracuse, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Rutgers, Indiana, Akron, Duke and Boston College.

In a recent interview with Scout Recruiting’s Michael Clark, Rene is set to make a decision towards the end of the summer.  Moreover, five offers are emerging as potential frontrunners – Ohio, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.

“I’m still wide open, but those schools are definitely recruiting me the hardest and I’m comfortable saying they are standing out,” offered the Ontario defensive back to Clark in the interview. “It means a lot that they are showing so much interest, but I’m still waiting for things to slow down so I can really analyze everything.”

The defensive standout is currently suiting up south of the border for Episcopal Maroon in Alexandra, Virginia.  Previous to the Maroon, Rene has suited up for the St. Peter Knights of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) and Orleans Bengals of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA). He trains at Gridiron Academy with Victor Tedondo.


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