Laval Rouge et Or family grows by three, including CFC60 commit

Laval brings in three Québec commits to their Class of 2018.

Jean-Philippe Pepin, an offensive lineman from Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, has spent his entire football career playing in his hometown, so when presented with the opportunity to continue with the Laval Rouge et Or, it was an chance he couldn’t overlook.

CFC60 Vincent Forbes-Mombleau, a wide receiver from Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, and Amani Malinda, a defensive back from Cégep Beauce-Appalaches, will also be joining Laval.

Jean-Philippe Pepin

Courtesy of Jean-Philippe Pepin.

For most of his life, Jean-Philippe Pepin has had a front row view of the Rouge et Or. Hailing from Québec City, Québec, he said that, “I’ve grown up watching the Rouge et Or play and it’s always sort have been a childhood dream to play for them.”

Before deciding to follow through on his dreams, Pepin made sure the school was a good fit. “One of the many reasons that made me commit was the coaching staff and how much experience they have. I believe that they can make me the best player I could be,” the potential electrical engineering student said. “Last but not least, the winning tradition is strong, and I want to be apart of that tradition.”

Pepin, who is 6’4, 270lbs, spent five years with Le Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François (RSEQ) in high school before joining Le Notre-Dame du Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (RSEQ Division 1) for three. He has been playing the sport for ten years. In that time, he was on the 2015 edition of Team Québec, was a 2015 all-star with Le Blizzard and was a 2016 Bol d’Or champion with Le Notre-Dame.

“I would like to thank my coaches and my family for the man they’ve made me,” Pepin said. “They taught me discipline, perseverance and most of all, a great work ethic, all of which I wouldn’t have to the same degree without them.”

CFC60 Vincent Forbes-Mombleau

A Notre-Dame teammate, Vincent Forbes-Mombleau has been at CNDF since 2015. Before that, he played with Les Centurions de la Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes (RSEQ) in high school. In 2015, he played on Team Québec-Blue and was named offensive player of the game versus Team Ontario. He had a 72-yard touchdown in the game. Standing at 5’10, 175lbs, he is from Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac, Québec, which is north-west of Montréal.

Amani Malinda

Amani Malinda suited up with Les Condors du Cégep Beauce-Appalaches (RSEQ Division 2). After a 2015 season that saw him playing as a receiver, he transitioned to the defense. He is a two-time all-star in 2016 and 2017. He has a total of 60 tackles, two interceptions and has a career total of 1328 punt return yards and two touchdowns. He is 6’0, 175lbs and is from Sherbrooke, Québec.

(Translation: The Condors defensive back, Amani Malinda, is continuing his football career with the Laval Rouge et Or. He made his decision after meeting with the team’s coaches during a visit to the PEPS. He will join the former Condors in Laval, Christian Dallaire and Andy Genois. Amani was a Division 2 all-star during the last two seasons.)

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