2 CFC100s, 1 other commit to Calgary

Calgary welcomes three Calgary-area commits to their Class of 2017.

They may all come from opposing schools, but CFC100 Kevon John-Clarke, a receiver from St. Mary’s High School, CFC100 Jacob Izquierdo, a receiver from St. Francis High School and Jacob Plamondon, a defensive end from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School will now be teammates on the Calgary Dinos.

CFC100 Kevon John-Clarke

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Welcome to the Family Kevon John-Clarke! #wearealldinos #godinos #futuredinos

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Kevon John-Clarke has been considered western universities for some time now during his recruitment. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, he has played with the Calgary Broncos (Calgary Area Midget Football Association) and the St. Mary’s Saints (Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association). In 2016, he won a Division 2 city championship with the Saints. He is 6’3, 180lbs.

Matt Berry, the Dinos’ recruiting coordinator, said that, “Kevon is a very fast athlete. He played every position possible at St. Mary’s, will now focus on being a receiver at UofC. He has great play making ability and will allow us to stretch the field.”

CFC100 Jacob Izquierdo

Welcome to the Family Jacob Izquierdo! #wearealldinos #godinos #futuredinos

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Calgary has attracted another local recruit to their team in Jacob Izquierdo. He spent his high school career with the St. Francis Browns (CSHSAA). He will be joining a long-line of Browns players who have taken the next step with the Calgary Dinos. He also has a chance to add another chapter to the Izquierdo family name in the Dinos history books.

“It is great to have him join all his St. Francis teammates and follow in the footsteps of his father JP, who is one of the best Dinos of all time,” Berry said.

Izquierdo is 6’3, 200lbs and he was invited to Football Canada’s U19 National Team for the 2017 North American Championship. In the 2015 Football Canada Cup, he made it to the all-star team. “He is one of the most talent young men in the country,” Berry said. “He has the ability to be a very dynamic playmaker in the pass game and the return game.”

Jacob Plamondon

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On the defensive side of things, the Dinos drew in Jacob Plamondon, a Red Deer, Alberta resident, to the metropolis that is Calgary. Standing at 6’3, 200lbs, he started his career four years ago with the Notre Dame Cougars (Central Region Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association.) He also played with the Prairie Fire (CAMFA).

“I chose to commit to UofC because they have a very strong program and have built a strong culture. What was most appealing was that they were the first school to approach me,” he said. “I believe the coaching staff is great and proof of that is how far they go every season.”

The future psychology student will have a little help with tuition after earning a $1,000 scholarship through the CAMFA. While with the Prairie Fire, he won a Division 2 championship. During his time with the Cougars, he helped his team win a city finals.

“Jacob Plamondon has an incredible first step,” Berry said about the team’s newest defensive end. “He has the ability to attack the edge and bend as a pass rusher. He has also shown to be an excellent teammate and sports man.”

Welcome to the Family Jacob Plamondon! #wearealldinos #godinos #futuredinos

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