Blue chip receiver commits to Concordia

Concordia coaches welcome receiver Uunda Obo’o

Head coach Mickey Donovan is pleased to announce Uunda Obo’o, a highly recruited receiver from Champlain College, Lennoxville, has committed to the Concordia football team and will join the Stingers at training camp in August.

“Uunda was highly rated across the country, everyone wanted him,” said Donovan. “He’s a really big commitment for us this recruiting class. I believe that at the end of the day, he felt like Concordia was home for him. We are very excited to welcome him to the family.”

Obo’o comes from the powerhouse Champlain Cougars program where he played for three years, including the 2015 championship season. In his final season in Lennoxville, he was the Cougars’ leading receiver with 57 catches for 777 yards and five touchdowns in nine regular season games. He ranked third in the Cégep Division 1 ranks for receptions and fifth for total yards.

He also enjoyed a very successful high school career with the Rebel de École secondaire de la Montée. He was an all-star in his final two years and part of the Bol d’or juvenile 2B championship team in 2013.

The Sherbrooke, Que. native currently checks in at six foot three, 215 pounds. Obo’o has already drawn comparisons to Cory Watson, the former Stinger all-Canadian now playing with the Edmonton Eskimos

“We like his frame. You can’t teach size,” said Concordia receiver coach Mike Harrington. “He’s a physical player and he likes to block. He’s a smooth runner and a good route runner. He can play everywhere and that will help him find a way to get on the field which we expect him to.”

“He’s got the size to play inside and the speed to play outside,” added Donovan. “That’s what makes him so special.”

Obo’o is quick to share the credit for his reaching the next level and his football success.

“I want to thank my family, God and my former coaches J.F. Joncas and Marc-Antoine Joseph,” he said.

And he’s excited about his next football adventure and his future at the university level.

“Here at Concordia, I feel the same way I did at Champlain,” Obo’o said. “It’s a brotherhood. I feel like I’m home.”


Source: Concordia Stingers

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