Commits believe Laval has the best coaches

Laval welcomes three local commits to their 2019 team.

CFC60 defensive back Thomas Landry and defensive end Thomas Khuong from Cégep Garneau know they are in good hands with the Laval Rouge et Or coaches.

Wide receiver Mathieu Hudon from Cégep Garneau will also be joining the Rouge et Or.

CFC60 Thomas Landry

By Steve

Sometimes you should stay with what you know, and what Thomas Landry knows is the Rouge et Or. “They have had great success in the past years. I feel like I can have an impact very quickly,” he said. “The school is very close to home and I feel like this is one of the programs where I can progress the most.”

And why is Laval always so good? “They have the best coaching staff in the country, period,” Landry said. “It’s a big reason for their constant success.”

The product of Quebec City, Québec, played with Le Blizzard du Séminaire St-François (RSEQ) for five years before spending three with Les Élans du Cégep Garneau (RSEQ Division 1). The 6’0, 200lbs safety was an all-star with Le Blizzard. He was also a two-time captain with Les Élans in 2017 and 2018. He is interested in physics engineering.

Thomas Khuong

By Steve Roy.

Thomas Khuong grew up north of Quebec City in Neufchâtel, Québec. Location played a role in his decision. “Laval University is close to my home and I used to watch them a lot for a very long time when I was young,” he said.

Beyond location, he said that two starting defensive ends are leaving the team; “so, I have a great opportunity to get into the defensive line rotation quickly if I work hard enough.”

The team’s coaches also played a major part in his decision. “I think it is one of the best coaching staffs I can have in Canada even if the other schools have good coaching staffs too,” he said. “The fact that they are almost always going to the Vanier Cup says a lot about it.”

Khuong, who is interested in administration, added that, “I also really like Glen Constantin. He is one of the best defensive line coaches in Canada and I’m really excited to have a chance to work with him!”

Standing at 6’0, 225lbs, Khuong has played football for eight years. He spent five seasons with his high school team, L’Arsenal de l’Académie Saint-Louis (RSEQ). He has been a member of Les Élans since 2016. He was a RSEQ Division 1 all-star. This season he was second overall in sacks with 11 and first overall for tackles for losses with 16.

Mathieu Hudon

Mathieu Hudon will be staying in his hometown of Quebec City. In high school he played with Les Condors de Saint-Jean-Eudes (RSEQ) from 2013 to 2015. He joined Les Élans in 2016.

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