Lamont looking forward to wreaking havoc this fall

Warriors standout has OUA, CWUAA schools on the radar.

Mississauga Warriors defensive tackle Nikolas Lamont is gearing up for his final season with the St Ignatius of Loyola Hawks.

Nikolas Lamont

Height/Weight:
6’3, 270lbs

Positions:
Defensive Line (Tackle), Tight End

Teams:
Mississauga Warriors (OVFL)
St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary Hawks (high school)
Halton Cowboys (OVFL)

Commitment:
None

Official Visits:
None

Considerations:

McMaster, Queen’s, Mount Allison, British Columbia, Guelph, Open

Class:
2017

Growing up in the Halton region, Nikolas Lamont was first exposed to football in 2005 where he started playing for the Halton Inviticus Football Club. Regularly manning the defensive tackle position, Lamont has grown a lot and developed into a dependable player on the defensive line.

Early on when Lamont was carving out a football identity for himself, he was influenced to play defensive tackle after his defensive coordinators saw the skills and potential of Lamont. They made the suggestion to him because they believed Lamont would be able to capitalize off all the opportunities that position provides.

“My defensive coordinators basically told me that in their package, the defensive three technique wreaks the most havoc.”

Others that have played a part in shaping the person and player we see now have been Lamont’s father and Coach Warrington of the Hawks. With Lamont’s father, Nikolas credits him for being there for him and pushing to strive for better. Lamont’s coach for the Hawks also was able to recognize the ability of Lamont and challenges him to achieve excellence both on and off the field.

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Lamont over the years has been nothing short of impressive no matter what team he suits up for. In the past two seasons of football, Lamont has racked up plenty of awards and accolades winning 2014 MVP for the Halton Cowboys, Defensive MVP and the 2015 Male Athlete of the Year for St. Ignatius of Loyola, which is Nikolas high school team.

In addition to the honors he has recently received, Lamont participated in the 2016 Ontario Prospects Challenge (CFCOPC). Lamont was able to put good use into the time he had with being next to the province’s best players and soaking in the coaching available to him. That experience has allowed Lamont to approach the game with a more relaxed state of mind resulting in better play.

“That time gave me the confidence I needed to grow my game. In fact, I now feel more comfortable playing anywhere on the defensive line.”

Playing summer football for the Mississauga Warriors, Lamont had his sights set on several goals he felt would challenge him and display that he has made significant progress in his game.

Obtaining a starting position at defensive tackle was Nikolas’ main goal. Lamont being a younger player for the Warriors wanted to test his abilities against some of the most senior players on the roster.

Aside from starting on defense, Lamont wanted to make sure he was earning his keep with his starting responsibilities by regularly producing and making plays. Lamont set the goal for him to lead the defensive line in stats through the season, which would prove he could play at a high level amongst his peers.

Now that summer football is over for Lamont, he is looking forward to suiting up once more for his high school team St. Ignatius of Loyola Hawks. Knowing that his Hawks have an opportunity to be competitive in the fall, Lamont is excited about what could potentially take place in 2016.

“I look forward to the next high school season because I will be a senior. And in my last year, the Hawks have a chance to win the championship.”

During the time between football seasons, Lamont will be working on increasing his speed so he can get to the quarterback more often. To help improve his skills and athleticism, Lamont is working out and training five days a week, with three days of weight lifting and two days of on the field training.

Although still a year away, Nikolas is excited about the next stage of his life in terms of education and the football he will play at the next level. Enjoying such subjects as history and law, Lamont would like to have the opportunity to share his passion for those subjects with other students one day as a teacher.

With strong performances for club teams and at the Ontario Prospects Challenge, Lamont has started to catch the attention of prospective universities. McMaster, Queens, Mount Allison, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph have all been in contact with Lamont and will look to have further conversations with the defensive tackle.

So far in the recruiting process, Lamont has noted that it has been interesting because of all the new information he is receiving about football programs, their education and how Lamont could potentially fit in.

“I’ve had conversations with scouts about my playing style and they have been helpful with giving me the information about what I need school wise, what they can offer me at their school and how it all works together.”

Outside of school and football, Nikolas is in the middle of his summer vacation in which he is spending his time relaxing, working out and working at his part-time job at the Oakville golf course.

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