Five Canadian recruits piling up NCAA offers (VIDEO)

It’s been a whirlwind recruitment frenzy south of the border for five Canadian recruits.

The following are the latest updates on which Canadians have scored the latest NCAA Division 1 offers:


With over 20 NCAA offers, Patrice Rene has courted the attention of many scouts.

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.

Chase Claypool


It’s twelve and counting for Chase Claypool.  Since May 1st, the 6’3, 205 pound wide receiver from Abbotsford, British Columbia has received six additional NCAA Division 1 offers. Most recently, both the University of Michigan Wolverines and Washington State Cougars offered him this past Friday (May 21st). Claypool made the official announcements on his twitter account:


Earlier this month, the offensive standout also netted offers from Arizona Wildcats (May 8th), Mississippi State Bulldogs (May 5th – first SEC offer), Nebraska Huskers (May 4th), Washington Huskies (May 1st).

Claypool received an offer from Oregon Ducks on April 24 after he took in an official visit to the NCAA Division 1 school. Also in April, he received one from Rice Owls (April 15th).

In March, the British Columbia standout also netted offers from Nevada Wolfpack and Rutgers. Additionally, Claypool has offers from Utah and San Diego State.

While he has a tough decision ahead, Claypool offered in a recent interview to Oregon Live’s Andrew Nemec that the Ducks were the frontrunners.

“I was thinking about taking one or two more visits before making a decision,” said Claypool to Nemec in the interview, where he said this was his “dream offer.” “They are at the top right now.”

Claypool is currently playing for the Abbotsford Collegiate Panthers of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).

Joshua Palmer


While he does not enter college/university football until 2017, Joshua Palmer is already gaining attention.  This past Friday, the 6’2, 170 pound receiver from Brampton, Ontario was offered by University of Michigan Wolverines.

Palmer’s first offer came from University of Temple Owls. Earlier this month, Palmer participated in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC), guiding the Team Halton-Peel to a 15-14 victory over Team West in the Varsity Game.

The receiver plays for both the St. Roch Ravens of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) and Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

Jonathan Sutherland


This past Friday, Class 2017 recruit Jonathan Sutherland received his sixth offer. This one came from North Carolina Tar Heels. The other offers the 5’11, 175 pound cornerback from Ottawa, Ontario has received include East Carolina, Nebraska, Rutgers, Temple and Vanderbilt.

Sutherland is currently playing alongside Rene south of the border for Episcopal Maroon in Alexandra, Virginia. He has previously suited up for the Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and North Gloucester Giants of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA). He trains with Victor Tedondo at Gridiron Academy in Ottawa, Ontario.

Carter Wilson 1


Last weekend was a special one for Carter WIlson as he netted his first NCAA Division 1 offer while attending a Recruit Ready 7v7 tournament in WInnipeg.

University of North Dakota offered the 6’3 1/2, 225 pound defensive end from Arnprior,Ontario.

However, this is not his only NCAA offer, He has already received two others – one from Division 3’s Saint Joseph’s in Ohio and Division 2’s Simon Fraser.

“I want to play NCAA football so ill hopefully attend a prep school for my post grad to put myself in a position to do so,” told Wilson of his ultimate gridrion goal in a previous interview.

At one point, Wilson was considering three CIS options – Carleton, Western and Wilfrid Laurier.

This fall, the defensive end will make the move south of the border to attend Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

Among the teams he has suited up for include Ottawa Sooners of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC), Ottawa Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL), Arnprior Redmen of the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) as well as both the Myers Riders and West Carlton Wolverines of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

The defensive end has guided all these teams to several championship appearances and victories.

Throughout his career, he has received several honours for his efforts on the field including Wolverines MVP (2011), OVFL and NCAFA Myers Riders Defensive Lineman of the Year (2013) as well as OFC Defensive Lineman of the Year Award (2014).


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