CFC100 commit says Carleton made him feel ‘at home’

Carleton adds a top Ontario commit to their Class of 2018.

CFC100 offensive lineman Mathew Goodall from Huron Heights Secondary School is a big man, and his size and physically imposing stature will surely be an asset to his new team, the Carleton Ravens.

With the Ravens in their fifth year of reincarnation, there has been plenty of time to build a distinctively Carleton culture in the locker room. For Goodall, he experienced that culture in the “positive atmosphere that has been there time and time again.” This upbeat and homey environment is one of the reasons he chose Carleton.

“Along with the knowledgeable coaching staff, which are continuously motivating me,” the hulking 6’8, 320lbs lineman added. “This staff is incredible with all their individual accomplishments and the fact that together they brought the Ravens program back only a couple years ago.”

Mathew Goodall (#73) and his teammates. Courtesy of Mathew Goodall.

A resident of Mount Albert, Ontario, which is east of Newmarket, Goodall plays with the CFC50 Huron Heights Warriors (York Region Athletics Association). He has been a member of the team for five years and won the 2015 OFSSA Simcoe Bowl with the team. In 2016, he was a finalist in the OFSAA Western Bowl. He has also captured two YRAA championship titles in 2015 and 2016 and a junior YRAA title in 2013. Goodall has played three years of York Simcoe Bucs football (OVFL) as well.

Goodall, who is interested in communication and media studies, has had some experience on the international stage. In 2016, he traveled to Harbin, China, to play in the IFAF U19 World Championships with Team Canada. The team beat the United States 24-6 to capture gold.

Before heading to the nation’s capital, Goodall will be internalizing all the lessons he has learned through his football career.

“I would like to thank all my coaches (I have had) over the years for all that they have done in teaching me this sport,” Goodall said. “I wouldn’t be the player I am today without them, especially my high school coaches, Heath Weir, Al Rover and Paul Placko, who continuously dedicated their time in developing me and the rest of my team into great football players and all around better men.”

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