Guadelopean OL to join Stingers (VIDEO)

Next stop Montreal. Offensive lineman Alain Forbin is a well-travelled young man who will settle at Concordia University this fall where he will study Sociology and join the Stingers football family.

Originally from the French islands of Guadeloupe, he moved to the Dominican Republic at eight years old and to the United States at 15 years old. He began playing high school football in North Bergen, N.J. and that opened the door to even more travel.

The next location was Monroe College, a junior school in New Rochelle, N.Y. From there it was off to Marshall, Missouri to play football for the Missouri Valley Vikings, an NAIA institution where he won a Heart of America Athletic Conference title in 2013.

After one year, Forbin left the Vikings but he did make a good friend there in Kenny Johnson who joined the Stingers in 2014 and was an exceptional addition to the offensive line.

“I’m coming to Montreal because of my friend Kenny Johnson,” Forbin explains. “He told me about Concordia. He said, ‘I think this is the school you are looking for,’ and then I visited Concordia, and he was right.”

Forbin, who currently resides in North Bergen, checks in at six foot three and 295 pounds. He can play guard or tackle.

“Alain brings a level of maturity to our offensive line and gives us some depth,” said Stingers head coach Mickey Donovan. “It’s a great opportunity for him to come in and compete right away. From the film we’ve seen, Alain is very aggressive and tenacious. He has the mentality of a defensive lineman.”

Forbin speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and is very much in touch with his Guadeloupean heritage. His parents still live in the French islands.

Recruiting is winding down for Donovan and the Stingers coaching staff, but he still expects to announce a few more top recruits in the coming weeks.

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