OPC: Team East Underclassmen DE Morin’s physical presence

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.

Early on, Jacob Morin has displayed tenacity in his gridiron journey.

“I am relentless because I won’t give up,” expressed the 5’9, 140 pound defensive end.

During his time with the Cornwall Wildcats of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA), Morin has been an aggressive, physical presence on the field.

“I enjoy breaking up a play and to cause havoc for the other team,” added the Ontario standout who emulates NFL stars J.J. Watts [Houston Texans] as well as legend Deacon Jones.  “I like sacking the quarterback.”

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This weekend, Morin will experience one of his main highlights of his gridiron career as he will participate in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) as a member of Team East’s Underclassmen squad.

“I thought it would help my skills, meet new coaches and learn new skills,” explained the Team East standout of his decision to try out for OPC.  “I am looking forward to developing my existing skills and playing with different kids.”

So far, the OPC process has been an invaluable experience for Morin,

“The experience has been excellent, a lot of fun and helpful,” reflected the Ontario defensive end, whose other main gridiron highlight was forcing two fumbles in one play.  “The highlight has been making new contacts in football.”

“It’s been fun working with the coaches. I like the way they push us to be the best.”

For his part, Morin is unfazed by the pressure of playing in a big game as a marquee venue such as TD Place.  However, he is taking steps to ensure he is prepared for the contest against Team Central.

“It’s just like any other game; give 110 percent every play until the last whistle,” commented Morin.  “I have been preparing by attending winter camps and learning the playbook.”

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While recruitment is still far away for him, the Class 2020 standout already has his sights set on pursuing his ultimate gridiron and academic dreams.

“I want to play university football and maybe even get a scholarship,” offered Morin. “I want to stay focused on football and school as both are important.”

“I am currently on the honour roll at my school and plan on staying there.”

For now, Morin is looking ahead to Saturday’s game against Team Central. Overall he is looking to come out on top and contribute to the team’s success.

“I want to beat OPC West and get at least one sack in the game,” said Morin.

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