McGill snags talented local threat from recruit pool

The Redmen welcome an offensive dual-threat to their Class of 2017.

Choosing a school to spent possibly the next four or five years of your life is never an easy task, just ask the McGill Redmen’s new commit, Mike Ayotte, an athlete from Cégep du Vieux Montréal.

After weighing his options, Ayotte found a promising future at McGill. “It felt like the perfect mix between studies and football for me, a team where I can get better and get a good diploma since the school is in the Top 30 in the world,” he said.

Ayotte is interested in either Kinesiology or Physical Therapy. In his 13 years of football, the 5’7, 155lbs running back and receiver has already had a chance to meet some of his future football teachers. He said he already knew a couple coaches before they approached him. While playing with Les Spartiates du Cégep du Vieux Montréal (RSEQ Division 1), he was coached by Coach Carson, the assistant coach for quarterbacks. He added that Head Coach Ron Hilaire and Coach Ben also played at Vieux.

Courtesy of Mike Ayotte.

In high school, he played with Les Loups de l’École secondaire Curé-Antoine-Labelle (RSEQ) and the Laurentian Wildcats (Québec Bantam Football League). In 2013, he was a national champion with Team Québec and a 2014 Bol d’Or winner with Les Spartiates. He is originally from Rosemère, Québec, an off-island suburb south of Montréal.

“I’m really excited about this new chapter of my life,” Ayotte said. “It’s been a hard decision. I needed time, but I’m sure it’s the best one.”

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