Gee-Gees have strong defense, says commit

uOttawa adds a local commit to their Class of 2018.

Patrick Madore, a linebacker from Cégep de l’Outaouais, isn’t going to have to travel far to reach his new team, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Courtesy of Patrick Madore.

Madore lives on the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario, in a suburb known as Orléans, which is east of downtown. When the Gee-Gees approached him, he soon realized that this was the school for him.

“I chose this school because I felt it was the best fit for me and that it’s the best school to achieve my full potential,” Madore said. “Furthermore, what appealed to me the most is how strong of a defense they have.”

Any good defense starts with a good coaching staff. Madore said that he has spoken to Phil Roberts, the team’s linebacker coach, a few times. “I must say, I can’t wait to get started with him,” Madore said.

He added that, “The coaching staff is phenomenal. I am impressed with the work they did with the team this year.”

After finishing up his final cégep semester, Madore will be taking human kinetics starting in January. He is thinking of going into physiotherapy afterwards.

Madore only spend one year with Les Griffons de l’Outaouais (RSEQ Division 2). In 2016, he was named the team’s defensive rookie of the year and the defensive MVP. He also played five years with the Cumberland Panthers (OVFL).

Madore has a long list of people he credits for helping him “down this bumpy path.” He would like to thank his coaches Paul Deek, Cheerlor Lindor, Jethro Constant and Steeve Warren, along with his family and friends.

He also thanks Nathan Taylor, the Gee-Gees’ special teams and recruitment coordinator, and the entire Gee-Gees organization for approaching him. He said, “I am honoured to be part of the Gee-Gees and I can’t wait to get started with them.”

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