OPC: Team Central JV DE Sabat ecstatic to showcase capabilities (VIDEO)

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

Chris Sabat is one of the most outgoing gridiron players in Ontario.

“I love to talk on the field making jokes and getting to know the opponent can be fun,” elaborated the 6’1, 205 pound defensive end.

Throughout his entire career, he has played on the defensive line.  Moreover, his passion for playing the position grew over time.

“I love the feeling of getting around offensive linemen and sacking quarterbacks,” expressed Sabat.

The lineman has enjoyed stints with Tirintiy College Bears of the Conference Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), Pickering Trojans of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA) and Scarborough Thunder of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Sabat has idolized NFL quarterback Tim Tebow (Philadelphia Eagles)

“He is a very influential player,” said Sabat of Tebow.

For his part, it was a clear cut decision for the defensive end to participate in the upcoming Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC).

“There wasn’t much thought to it I know that it was a high competitive team so I gave it a shot,” recalled Sabat of his decision to try out for the Team Central Junior Varsity squad.

Overall, Sabat has found the entire OPC process rewarding, especially the opportunity to be instructed by an elite group of coaches.

“It’s great; coaching is at a high level which is good for us as younger players,” added the defensive standout. “I couldn’t ask for any better coaching staff they all know what they’re talking about.”

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Playing in a large stadium such as Ottawa’s TD Place in an event that many will attend, Sabat expects succeed and thrive under pressure.

“I enjoy playing with pressure,” commented the Team Central defensive end.  “I’m going to take this game like any other and give it 110 percent.”

Sabat has been taking measures to ensure that he is prepared for the battle against Team East on May 2nd.

“I have been working out quietly a little bit, working on my footwork,” offered the Ontario standout.

On the day of the main event, Sabat is looking forward to teaming up with defensive teammate Sevion DaCosta (Upper Canada College).

“It’s always a race to that quarterback,” elaborated the Team Central defensive end of his partner.

As the OPC will be an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in front of recruiters and scouts, Sabat hopes to make a favourable impression while turning in a great performance on game day.

“I’m excited about showing many coaches and scouts what I’m capable of,” said Sabat.

Set to enter a post-secondary institution in 2017, the defensive end is weighing his options on both sides of the border.  Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, Carleton and Queen’s are among his CIS considerations.  Additionally, he is trying to attract the attention of NCAA Division 1’s Florida State and Boston College as well as Division 2’s Simon Fraser.

“I would like to be able to play at the next level,” elaborated Sabat of his future aspirations.

For now, Sabat’s focus is on the junior varsity OPC game against Team East.  Ultimately, he has two objectives he would like to accomplish on game day.

“Personally I’d like to have three sacks,” commented Sabat.  As for team goals, it is to win the game.”

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