#CFC100 & #CFCOPC recruit “very excited to be a Raven” (VIDEO)

Oakville wide receiver becomes fourth #CFC100 recruit to joins OUA team’s 2016 class.

To say the Carleton Ravens have enjoyed success in their recruitment drive in the past week is an understatement.

On the heels of landing Vancouver pivot Giordy Belfiore as well as #CFC100 recruits Tyrell Richards and Jevante Stanley, the Ravens have officially announced that the football program has received a verbal commitment from Nigel Goodridge.

Nigel Goodridge 2015

Goodridge, the 6’2, 195 pound wide receiver from Oakville, Ontario will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

With his commitment, Goodridge becomes the fourth #CFC`100 recruit.  In addition to Richards and Stanley, the Ravens also have Ricardo Barrett.

Nigel Goodridge OPC 1 2015

For their part, the Ravens are ecstatic that a three year relationship with the offensive playmaker has culminated in recruitment success.

“Having Nigel commit to our program gives an impact player at the receiver position,” commented Ravens Head Coach Steve Sumarah.  “He is big and fast and can play inside or wide out.”

“He has size and speed and has been someone we have been interested in for a few years now.  It is great to have a student-athlete of his ability join the Ravens.”

Nigel-Goodridge-OPC 2015

In 2015, Goodridge participated for the second consecutive year in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC). As a member of the varsity Team Halton-Peel, squad he steered the team to a slim one point victory over Team West in the game.

For his efforts in the game, Goodridge was selected as Baron Rings Overall Team MVP.

Goodridge’s gridiron journey began in grade six with the Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).  He also suited up for high school team, Holy Trinity Titans of the Halton Secondary School Athletic Association (HSSAA).

Nigel Goodridge Canada Prep 1

Most recently, he completed a stint with Canada Prep Academy Raiders.

“I am very excited to verbally commit to Carleton football and be a Raven,” expressed Goodridge of his commitment last night.  “The coaches have been very supportive and understanding towards me and I feel like Carleton has the necessary tools in place to help me reach my football goals and aspirations.”

“I feel like the support provided to help us players succeed in the classroom as well as in the community are second to none and being able to learn from receivers such as Nate Behar in my first year will only help take my game to the next level. I am very excited to be a part of a great program!”

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