CB François wants everyone to know his name

The goal is simple, make sure everyone knows who Brendon François is.

“My plan is to become the best corner and one day, everyone will know how good I am,” François said. “Football is everything for me.”

It wasn’t, however, in the very beginning. When he was first starting out, the seven-year veteran wasn’t a big fan of the game. A few years later, François said that it became a passion. So, why did an ambivalent kid go into the sport in the first place? Simple, because it was his childhood friend’s favourite sport.

“His mom did everything for me,” François said. “She brought me to all my practices. She always made sure I had what I needed. She is like my second mother.”

Not to be outdone, François’s own mother also inspires her son to stay true to his dream. He said it is exceptional how she pushes him to succeed.

Brendon Francois (#8) celebrates with his team. Courtesy of Brendon Francois.

In terms of football, François looks up to Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. “He grew up in a violent district. He knew how to surpass himself to finally be in the NFL. He is also one of the best corners in the world. Whatever it takes to be a good player like him, I’ll do it,” François said.

François, a fellow corner, said he enjoys the possibility he has of intercepting a ball and running it in for a touchdown. Proud of his speed, he cited it as the thing that gives him an edge. “Like they say, ‘speed kills,’” he said.

After doing a spring camp at Cégep Vieux-Montréal, François will be attending the school in September. “I did well out there and I think I showed some good stuff to make the 2017 Spartiates team,” he said.

“I think I’ll be able to adjust to the next level by working hard. I’ll do everything it takes to reach that level. All I got to do is to build this level everyday, even when it’s the off season,” he added.

When thinking about the new season, François said that he is looking forward to applying the new techniques he learned while attending the CVM spring camp.

On top of his dream to be a great corner, François has his sights set on either the CFL or the NFL. A current member of Les Spartans de Saint-Laurent (QMFL), he has also played in the QBFL and with the Montréal Monstars (Montréal Regional Football League). In 2015 and 2016, he was named defensive MVP.

François was also apart of the gold medal winning Team Québec in the 2017 Football Canada Cup. The team beat Team Saskatchewan in a 10-7 defensive struggle to capture their third straight gold medal. “I never had so much fun,” he said of his experience with the team.

Brendon François (#8)
5’8, 150lbs

Teams: Spartans de Saint-Laurent, WMFL, Montréal Monstars, Team Québec
Official visits: none
Unofficial visits: none
Considerations: open
Class: 2019

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