Pair of commits ready to be part of Vert & Or family

Sherbrooke adds a Québec commit and an international commit to their Class of 2018.

Jonathan Doyon, an offensive lineman from Cégep Limoilu and Jordan Avissey, a defensive end from Cégep de Thetford have traveled down different paths, but their destination ended up at the same place, committing to the University of Sherbrooke Vert & Or.

Jonathan Doyon

Courtesy of Jonathan Doyon.

Despite being new to the program, when Jonathan Doyon first visited Sherbrooke, it already felt familiar. “Sherbrooke and Limoilou are very similar. The coaches are close to their players. I had a good feeling from my first visit that this was the place where I had to go,” Doyon said. “I have the chance to show myself in my first season and see a lot of playing time.”

Originally from Québec City, Québec, Doyon added he chose Sherbrooke because “it’s a beautiful region and I didn’t feel like going into the Montréal lifestyle.”

Going into a new program can be difficult. However, Doyon said he already has a good relationship with Rémi Giguère, the Vert & Or offensive line coach. “It was important for me to have a good connection with my position coach because I (will) spent four years with him and I will see him everyday,” he added.

Along with Giguère, Doyon is impressed with the team’s trainer and the school facilities. And for the head coach, he has nothing but high praise. He said that Coach Lecompte is ultra passionate and gives a taste of that passion to his players.

Doyon, who is interested in psycho-education, stands at 6’1, 290lbs and plays centre. In high school, he played with Le Laser d’école des Sentiers (RSEQ). In cégep, he suited up with Les Titans du Cégep de Limoilou (RSEQ Division 1). In 2013, he won the Wilson Challenge with Les Élites de Québec U17. He also was named best offensive lineman and selected to be an all-star.

(Translation: Congrats to Jonathan Doyon for his collegiate career with Cégep Limoilu and it gives me great pleasure to be able to count you among us for the 2018 season. Once again, an elite player joins the Vert & Or family).

Jordan Avissey

Courtesy of Jordan Avissey.

Jordan Avissey has already made the trek over the Atlantic to play football in Canada. Now, he will be staying an extra four to five years to play at the university level. He is from Orléans, France, where he started his career with Les Chevalier d’Orléans. He then moved to Thetford Mines, Québec, to join Les Filons du Cégep de Thetford (RSEQ Division 2). Now, he will find himself in Sherbrooke.

“I decided to commit to Sherbrooke because of the team spirit, which seems very strong, and I like the way they develop their defensive lineman and help them reach their full potential to reach the next level,” Avissey said.

“The university’s coaching staff is majority made of former players from the program and they are all truly passionate about brining glory to this school,” he added.

Standing at 6’5, 235lbs, the defensive end is interested in politics. Before football, he played basketball. In 2014, he won a regional championship in France as a captain on his basketball team. Football wise, his career only began two and a half years ago. In 2016, he was a captain of the week with Les Filons. This season, he was a two-time defensive MVP of the game. This winter, he will be playing basketball with the Thetford Basketball Academy.

(Translation: We are happy to welcome Jordan Avissey into the Vert & Or family. This 6’5, 235lbs defensive line player will be one keep an eye on four the next four years. Thank you to an old teammate for having developed the French athlete and giving him the chance to reach his goals in Québec).

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