Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): REC/DB rookie quickly becoming someone to watch

Talik Bah Dessureault only has one year of football under his belt, it is not stopping him from becoming a player to keep an eye on.

The wide receiver/defensive back played in the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) with the St. Matthew Tigers, where they won the OFSAA championship.

“I was fortunate to play with a great coach and talented players who taught me so much,” said Talik. “They helped me develop and improve my speed and agility.”

The Tiger is also participating in this year’s Fox 40 Prospect Challenge and has a few goals in mind. He wants to play his best with the best players and, get to know players and coaches better.

“I’m anxious to learn new skills from coaches,” explained Talik. “I want to learn everything I can fast and keep improving in this exciting sport.”

“I was very happy to make the East team in my first year playing, so I want to show that I belong here,” added the Tiger.

During the offseason, Talik plays soccer and baseball, as well as doing cycling and training. He also currently plays with a soccer academy in Ottawa as a striker.

On the field, his role model is Julio Jones because he is such an exciting, agile and fast receiver. “He can catch any pass,” added Talik.

The wide receiver/defensive back loves football because the friendships and team spirit is unique and enjoyable.

“Everyone supports each other,” commented Talik. “The coaches are great and they encourage us and want us to succeed.”

“Even though it’s a rough game, it’s really all about positioning, speed and focus.”

Talik Bah Dessureault
Positions: Wide receiver and defensive back
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 165lbs
Team: St. Matthew Tigers (NCSSAA)
Class: 2019

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