OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens have announced seven additional recruits to their 2022-23 recruiting class. Spanning from Quebec City to Los Angeles the Ravens' recruits will look to make an immediate impact on coach Corey Grant's lineup.
Joining the Ravens from the Dalhousie Tigers of the Atlantic Football League (AFL), Cal Zeran is making the move back home as the Lunenburg, Ont. product looks to turn three AFL All-Star nominations into immediate success in the OUA. An offensive lineman, Zeran hopes his smart, technical approach to the game will help him establish himself on the Ravens line.
From Montreal, Que., and College Ahuntsic, Julien Boucher is a receiver and tight end who brings versatility to the Ravens' offence. Boucher had seven catches for 129 yards and one touchdown in 2021 and now joins the Ravens deep receiving core that features a ton of talented young wideouts.
From Los Angeles, Cal., the Ravens add former West LA Wildcats linebacker NanaKojo Ghapson. The Ghanaian linebacker is a fast, aggressive defender who joins Carleton where he will study Information Technology.
From Lorne Park in Mississauga, defensive lineman Will Martisek joins the Ravens as a criminology student. The grandson of a former LSU running back, football is in Martisek's blood. The hardworking defender will bring his team-first mentality to a Ravens defence on the rise.
Joining Martisek on the line is Kudzanai Bingepinge of the Edmonton Wildcats. Bingepinge was the recipient of the PFC Al Park Community Service Award who looks forward to joining the Ravens due to their commitment to the community. In two games with the Wildcats this season Bingepinge recorded 5 tackles.
Kingston's Cam Wright will bring a free-flowing style to a Ravens defence that has a history of developing great defenders. The Jr Gaels and Frontenac Secondary product is a three-time First-Team All-Ontario Linebacker.
Notre-Dame-de-Foy defender Christopher Toupin is a versatile player who can adapt to safety, linebacker and defensive back assignments. A speedy defender Toupin was fifth on Notre-Dame this season with 18.5 tackles. Toupin will study Economics while at Carleton.
A defensive MVP from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Liam Krawchuk joins the Ravens with some familiarity with the program. The versatile defender and kick returner is a second-generation Raven from Hammarskjold High School. Krawchuk will be following in his father's footsteps when he joins the Ravens for the 2022 season, exactly 30 years after his father Mike joined the program as a safety in 1992.