Bishop’s is where commit wants to be

Bishop’s adds a Québec commit to their 2019 class.

Samuel Chabot, an offensive lineman from Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon, knows that when he joins the Bishop’s Gaiters, he will be getting all that he hoped for and more.

“I chose to commit to this school for multiple reasons,” he said. “Concerning football, although the team receives a lot of criticism about the fact they’re not doing great in a ‘less competitive’ division, I decided that it was the best choice for me.”

He added that, “I will have a chance to not only make my place in a program that is well organized, but also have an impact on the team. I feel like every individual can have an impact on the team and that it might be the difference they need to win and have a winning season.”

When confronted by the notion that the Gaiters aren’t doing great in a so-called less competitive division, Chabot wasn’t convinced by the sentiment. “I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. Every team can win a game of football. It’s about commitment and intensity on and off the field in my opinion,” he said.

By Eric Chabot.

Playing football is a balance of not only playing for yourself, but for your team, school and coaches. When Chabot met the Gaiters’ coaches, he said that they seemed really great. “The first time I met with Head Coach Cherif, something clicked. He was just friendly, knew what he was doing, had good ideas, a great mentality and good plans for the future of his team,” Chabot added.

“The same goes for the offensive coordinator. He knew what he was doing, and you could tell he spends a lot of time on his job and that he loves it.”

Beyond football, Chabot is also impressed with the school’s academics. He is currently interested in either sociology or criminology. “I think it’s a great university, in fact one of the best in Canada, so a part of my choice was made concerning the level of education I would receive,” he said. “It will also be a good opportunity to get better in English, something that I feel is pretty important in the world we live in today.”

The 6’4, 300lbs lineman is from Lévis, Québec. In his nine years of football he has suited up for Les Corsaires de Pointe-Lévy (RSEQ) and Les Faucons du Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (RSEQ Division 1). He won three Bol d’Or championships with Les Corsaires in high school. He was also an all-star in 2012.

While he will have to wait a few months until he reaches the Gaiters, Chabot is confident in his decision. “I knew I was going to sign and go to Bishop’s before my last season with the Faucons even stated,” he said. “I think it was week one before the actual camp. The commitment was made official at the beginning of October.”

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