Guelph Gryphons has ‘homey environment’ says commit

Guelph brings in an Ontario commit to their Class of 2017.

Brayden Lassenba, a quarterback from West Carleton Secondary School, found there was something familiar about his new team, the University of Guelph Gryphons.

West Carleton, Ontario, is by no means a large town. Situated outside Ottawa, it is in the rural sector of the Ottawa region. “I am from a small town…and that it’s a huge reason why I chose Guelph because it’s my home away from home,” Lassenba said. “Even though I am seven hours away, I have that ‘home country’ feel.”

Lassenba, who will be taking Human Kinetics, added that Guelph’s coaches and players are very accepting. “The coaching staff is top notch, classy guys and girls who know what they’re talking about, but can also talk to you as a person and not just (as) a coach,” Lassenba said.

In his eight-year career, the 6’0, 178lbs athlete has played for the Bel Air Lions (National Capital Amateur Football Association), the Ottawa Myers Riders (OVFL) and the Ottawa Sooners (CJFL). In 2014/2015, he won an OVFL champion. In 2015, he captured an NCAFA A cup. This past season, he was named rookie of the year.

Courtesy of Brayden Lassenba.

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