Ravens give commits ‘good vibes’

Ravens add three Québec commits to their 2018 class.

Defensive lineman Dylan Leggett from Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and defensive backs Thomas Legris and Cédrick Lavigne from Cégep de l’Outaouais were given the opportunity to stay home and play U Sports football, and the future Carleton Ravens simply couldn’t let that opportunity pass.

Dylan Leggett

Courtesy of Dylan Leggett.

Dylan Leggett is returning to the Ottawa Valley. Born in Gatineau, Québec, Leggett was debating between joining the Sherbrooke Vert & Or or the Ravens. “I visited the two universities but on one of my visits to Carleton, I got to meet some of the other football players. I (also) got to attend a class and visit the engineering faculty and I don’t know, I just had a good feeling about Carleton,” he said.

The fact that Carleton is only a 20-minute drive from his house also played a role in his decision, he added.

With instinct leading the way, Leggett found confidence in his positional coach as well. “I’ve talked mostly with David Caron, the defensive line coach, and I really believe that he is the right person that will be able to take me to the next level,” he said.

Leggett’s career started in 2009 when he played with Les Aigles de Varennes for a season. He then spent one year with the Ottawa Generals (NCAFA) and the Gatineau Vikings (NCAFA). In 2014, he was back in action with the Philemon Wright Falcons (NCSSAA). The following year, he started his cégep career with Les Géants du Cégep St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (RSEQ Division 1) where he played for three years.

In his first year with Les Géants, he helped his team win a Bol d’Or. In 2016, he was the team’s most improved player. Last season, he was a team MVP. The 6’2, 290lbs lineman is interested in mechanical engineering.

Thomas Legris

By Mathieu Plouffe.

Thomas Legris won’t be the only ‘Legris’ on the Carleton Ravens. “I have the chance to play with my brother, which really appealed to me since I have played with him at the cégep level,” he said.

He added that, “I decided to commit to Carleton because I love what the Carleton program was able to accomplish over the last few years in football and the school offers me great opportunities sin my field of study and it’s close to home.”

Legris, who is interested in communications and media studies, has faith in a coaching staff that he called very talented. “I am really excited to see what they have to offer, and I am sure I will be able to improve my game with such great coaching,” he said.

A fellow Gatineau product, Legris decided to play cégep ball at home with the local Les Griffons du Cégep de l’Outaouais (RSEQ Division 2). Before that, the 6’2, 190lbs cornerback spent five years with L’Arsenal of Nouvelles-Frontières (RSEQ).

Cédrick Lavigne

By Mathieu Plouffe.

When Cédrick Lavigne joins the Ravens, he is ready to get to work. “I think the coaching staff is pushing their players to be the best of themselves on and off the field everyday, and that was one of the reasons why I chose this school,” he said.

He added that he also chose Carleton “for all the opportunities they are giving me for the present and the future football wise, but also life wise. I also like the coaching staff and the vibe in the team.”

At the tender age of seven, Lavigne started playing with the Gatineau Vikings (NCAFA). He spent two years with Les Phénix du Nicolas-Gatineau (RSEQ) before transferring to Le Vortex Du Versant (RSEQ) where he played for three years. He was also a member of the Ottawa Myers Riders (NCAFA/OVFL). He partook in a tournament in Montréal with Les Sélection Outaouais. He is a former MVP and rookie of the year nomination with Les Griffons du Cégep de l’Outaouais.

The 6’1, 205lbs product of Gatineau will be taking the enriched support program.

Courtesy of Cédrick Lavigne.

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