The Édouard-Montpetit Lynx outside linebacker announced his decision on Wednesday. He also considered the Laval University Rouge et Or and the Carleton Ravens.
“The big thing in my decision is that I wanted to stay at home,” explained the Terrebonne resident. By staying at home, I will be able to concentrate more on football and studies than if I had ended up in an apartment. ”
After having visited the Carabins and the Ravens before the confinement of last March, Lessard was preparing to decide between the two formations when he received a call from the Rouge et Or. “This call, last Friday, from Glen Constantin put everything back in question, he stressed. I had to take Laval into consideration, because it’s a big program. This call has muddled the waters. However, I will be able to develop as well in Montreal. ”
“At Carleton, I have a lot of respect for Paul-Eddy St-Vilien who was my defensive coordinator with the Quebec team when we won Canada Cup gold in 2017 at Acadia,” he said. . Polo is also a good friend of my head coach in Édouard-Montpetit, Nicholas Melsbach. I hesitated for a long time between Montreal and Carleton. ”
With the Carabins, Lessard will reunite with head coach Marco Iadeluca, who led the Quebec team in 2017. He will enter university in January where he will study political science.
Used as a defensive back in his first college season in 2017, Lessard was transformed into an outside linebacker in his second campaign. “I’m very versatile and I cover a lot of ground, said the one who was elected to the all-star team in 2018 and 2019. Because I came from a small school where I had prioritized my studies, I didn’t was not known when I left high school. I would have liked to play my last season and try to get a bigger honor. ”
Because he studied four years at CEGEP, Lessard is eligible for four seasons with the Blues.