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Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

The University of Montreal Carabins unveiled the identity of the first 13 players in their 2022 recruiting round on Thursday.

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Head coach Marco Iadeluca and his staff have done a good job of getting hold of athletes who could have an impact as of the next season of the Quebec university circuit. Of the 13 footballers who arrive at the Blues, five of them were selected on one of the all-star teams of the college divisions in 2021.

What is most obvious is that Iadeluca has found very high quality replacements to fill the many starts on his attacking line. Indeed, François Bessette, Marc-Antoine Lemay, Jean-Maxime Derosier, David Sévigny and Simon Laurin will not all be back with the Carabins in 2022.

“It was our biggest need with the departure of several of our veterans. I think we have done a good job so far, ”said Iadeluca when joined at the end of the phone.

Alassane Diouf, Rafaël Delgove and Adam Lachance will therefore join second-year players Alexandre Levac and Mathieu Parenteau in the unit which will have the particular responsibility of protecting quarterback Jonathan Sénécal over the coming years.

“Our goal is for these players to grow and mature together. It’s something very exciting for us, ”said the Carabins pilot.

Easier recruitment

Iadeluca, who has 27 years of football experience, was happy to find some semblance of normalcy in the way he recruited for the next campaign.

In 2020, the pandemic meant that there was no college football, which greatly complicated matters for talent scouts.

“It was a little more complex than usual, but a lot easier than last year,” said Iadeluca. There was college football in 2021, so we got to see the players in person or on video. Last year, we had to make do with video from two years ago. ”

Among the players whose recruitment was announced Thursday, there are four Phénix products from Collège André-Grasset. Iadeluca was the institution’s sports manager and the football team’s attack coordinator before returning to the Carabins’ fold as head coach. The football man also managed four of the newcomers with Team Quebec.

“These are guys that I had the chance to train. So I know them very well as an athlete, both physically and mentally. This is an advantage for the future, ”he said.

Iadeluca has not yet completed his recruitment for the next season, but assures that Carabins supporters will very soon know the other players who have attracted into his program.


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins offensive lineman Rafaël Delgove. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

Carabins: recruited players

  • Rafaël Delgove – Offensive lineman
    • Phénix du Collège André-Grasset / D1 all-star team in 2021/6 ft and 4 in / 310 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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The offensive lineman of the Université de Montréal Carabins Alassane Diouf, while wearing the colors of the Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars in 2021. PHOTO COURTESY NAYKA GOUDREAU

  • Alassane Diouf – Offensive lineman
    • Cougars from Champlain-Lennoxville College / D1 Most Valuable Lineman in 2021 / D1 All-Star Team in 2019 and 2021/6 ft and 3 in / 310 lbs
  • Adam Lachance – Offensive lineman
    • Cougars from Champlain-Lennoxville College / 6 ft and 4 in / 400 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins ball carrier Jérémy Lavallé. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Jérémy Lavallée – Ball carrier
    • Phénix du Collège André-Grasset / 6 ft / 200 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins running back Redval Keita. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Redval Keita – Ball carrier
    • Cégep de Jonquière fellows / D3 all-star team in 2021/5 ft and 10 in / 190 lbs


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins wide receiver Mathéo Collomb. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Matheo Collomb – Receiver
    • Cégep de Jonquière fellows / 6 ft and 2 in / 235 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins wide receiver Tiemoko Sanogo. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Tiémoko-Bakary Sanogo – Receiver
    • Phénix du Collège André-Grasset / 5 ft and 10 in / 155 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins quarterback Isaac Insaidoo. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Isaac Insaidoo – Quarterback
    • John Abbott College Islanders / 6 ft and 2 in / 190 lbs
  • Samuel Poulin – Receiver
    • Cégep du Vieux-Montréal Spartans / 6 ft and 7 in / 225 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins linebacker Charles-Elliot Bouliane. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Charles-Elliot Boulianne – Linebacker
    • Phénix du Collège André-Grasset / D1 All-Star Team in 2021/6 ft / 200 lbs


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins defensive back Jérémy Racine. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Jérémy Racine – Marauder
    • Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus / 5 ft and 11 in / 181 lb


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins defensive back Jordan Charley. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Jordan Charlery – Defensive Back
    • Vanier College Cheetahs, 6 ‘and 2 in / 165 lbs


Recruitment: several big catches in the Carabins

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University of Montreal Carabins defensive lineman Thomas Dionne-Bélanger. JANUARY 12, 2022. Credit: James Hajjar

  • Thomas Dionne-Bélanger – Defensive lineman
    • Lynx du Cégep Édouard-Montpetit / D2 All-Star Team in 2021/6 ft and 3 in / 230 lbs

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