Ottawa recruit wants to “make an impact, contribute and add” to Mount Allison

Ottawa defensive back joins AUS team’s 2016 class.

Cam Laing-Richardson will be making new, but lasting memories on and off the field in New Brunswick in the coming years.

The 5’10, 190 pound defensive back from Ottawa, Ontario committed to Mount Allison Mounties.  Laing-Richardson will join the team for the 2016 AUS season.

During his career, the defensive standout has played for the Holland College Hurricanes of the Atlantic Football League (AFL), Ottawa Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL), and Nepean Redskins of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

After his commitment, Laing-RIchardson released the following statement regarding his commitment to the Mounties:

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“First of all, it’s a blessing to know I’ll be able to continue my academic and athletic career at Mount Allison this upcoming fall. It’s a very prestigious school with a lot history behind it.”

“Obviously there were many factors that played a part in me choosing Mount Allison over others such as prestige, academics, community involvement and athletics.”

“In the end it came down to the comfort level for me. I’m well aware of the strong academic and athletic reputation MTA carries around the country as they’re always mentioned amongst the elite so I never really had to worry about those two aspects.”

“It was about feeling like I was at home away from home. Mr. Brady, my host and many of the players I had the opportunity to interact with made me feel like I was part of something special. I loved the feeling of acceptance from all those guys that turned out to host my short but memorable stay.”

“As I mentioned before, their athletics, football specific is of the elite in the country. I love what they do with the defence, it’s a mix of sheer creativity and absolute madness but I guess that is what makes it such a great unit to be associated with and be at.”

“They’ve got a lot of pieces around that team to make a strong playoff run. Year after year, they seem to be creeping ever closer to that Vanier Cup.”

“Hopefully I can come in and make an impact, contribute and add to an already superb group of players and coaching staff down in Sackville for the next couple of years.”


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