Willy-Pierre Dimbongi looking for back to back OFSAA wins

Photo courtesy of Willy-Pierre Dimbongi (2)

Winning at the OFSAA Bowl is not something that most forget. For receiver/free safety Willy-Pierre Dimbongi it’s one of his most memorable football experiences. If you can recall, the CFC50 ranked St. Matthews Tigers won the Metro Bowl 28-7 versus Michael Power/St. Joseph’s. With the Tigers as Dimbongi’s high school team, he is looking to get back to the OFSAA Football Bowl festival and have the same success as they did last year.

“I’m looking forward to being a vocal and action leader for my high school and also looking forward to competing for other OFSAA championship,” he said.

Photo courtesy of Willy-Pierre Dimbongi

With 465 receiving yards to go along with 7 receiving touchdowns, this young athlete is projected to continue to reach his potential and improve in the sport that he started out in ten years ago. Dimbongi said we have Dad to thank for that.

“It was mainly my dad that wanted me to play, he didn’t want me hanging with the wrong people or the wrong crowd.”

He goes on to say, “The most influential people in my life are my high school coach, Jean Guillaume, Ian Michel, and my father, Willy Dimbongi. They are 3 men that have really touched me and have always had my best interest at heart,” he explained. “Jean Guillaume is a man that I will always look up to because he does everything he can to make sure that his players succeed in whatever aspect in their lives.”

Photo courtesy of Willy-Pierre Dimbongi

Being a wide receiver and free safety, it’s safe to say that Dimbongi has a good understanding of what is going on on both sides of the ball.

“I like my position because it allows you to have good feet and it allows you to understand the secondary and what they’re doing.”

Thinking that he will adjust pretty well to the next level, Dimbongi has attended the UConn and Penn State camp and is fairly confident in his performance. He would like to pursue playing down in the States as his first option, but is keeping his options open for U Sport programs as well. He said that under the guidance of Coach Guillaume, he will be able to navigate through the muck and mire that can sometimes become recruiting season. It can also be one of the greatest experiences of a young football player’s life.

“Just trying to get to camp and compete for a job, to show the coaches they got exactly what they wanted,” he said. “On regular roster, there are at least 80 guys trying out and if you don’t work hard, the coaches have no problem putting a different player at your position.”

In the end, Dimbongi states that football means “family” to him as well as hard work. It has been a way for to develop into a great athlete as well as make lasting connections. OFSAA is calling!

 

Willy-Pierre Dimbongi (#2)
Receiver, Free Safety
6’2, 185lbs

Teams: North Gloucester Giants, Cumberland Panthers, St. Matthew Tigers, Ottawa Sooners
Official visits: none
Unofficial visits: 1
Considerations: open
Commitment: none
Class: 2018

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