Sherbrooke commits ready to do their part

Sherbrooke welcomes two Québec commits to their 2019 class.

The University of Sherbrooke Vert & Or have a plan, and that plan includes the likes of Alexandre Naud, a quarterback from Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, and Emilio Jaimes Leclair, a receiver from Collège André-Grasset.

Alexandre Naud

Alexandre Naud has been playing under the RSEQ banner for quite some time now and he has no intention of stopping anytime soon. “First of all, Sherbrooke is a great university for my field of study, biology. I also like the idea of staying in the RSEQ, which I consider to be one of the strongest leagues in the country.”

When it came down to business, Naud said the coaches put a lot of emphasis on both academic and athletic support. “The facilities and services are all geared towards helping players succeed on all fronts. Their philosophy was also a huge factor. They value the relationships that they have build as a team as well as with each player and it made me want to play with them,” he said.

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“I’m confident that I will be able to contribute to the team and I’m looking forward to getting down to it in January.”

It was Rémi Giguère who initially recruited Naud, a man whom Naud has really connected with. “I could really see myself working with him and I felt he was very sincere in his wishes to work with me,” he said.

When he met with Mathieu Lecompte, the head coach, Naud said that he got the same feeling. “They both talked about the values the team lives by and I really felt it connected directly with my set of values as an athlete,” Naud added. “Their focus is on the future and they showed that they have a plan and are organized in a way to support it.”

For Naud, he said this plan showed him how serious the coaches are in wanting to make their players and team better. “I feel really excited to be apart of that,” he said.

Naud’s career began at the tender age of nine with the Gatineau Vikings (NCAFA). After playing his tyke and mosquito years with the Vikings, Naud joined Les Titans du Collège Saint-Alexandre (RSEQ) in 2013. During high school he represented Outaouais at the Spaulding Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has spent the last three years with Le Notre Dame du CNDF (RSEQ Division 1).

Naud, who is from Hull, Québec, has won several ‘athlete of the week’ awards with Le Notre-Dame. He was a member of the Tim Horton’s Québec all-star team in 2104. In 2015, while with Les Titans, he was a team and playoff MVP. He was invited to the QBU Surgeon Invitational Camp in 2016 and 2017 in Michigan. He also helped his team capture a Bol d’Or in 2016.

“The teams I have had the privilege of being apart of have been like a family to me, so one of my goals now is to bond with my new team,” Naud said. “I want to become useful to the team as soon as I possibly can.”

He added that, “Coming from a program like CNDF, I’m used to hard work, serious preparation and I’ve been battle tested. There is no doubt in my mind that I am ready to move to the next stage in my football career and give everything I have to my new team.”

Emilio Jaimes Leclair

In cégep, Emilio Jaimes Leclair played for Les Phénix d’André-Grasset (RSEQ Division 1) as a wide receiver and free safety. He has been with the team since 2015. Standing at 5’11, 185lbs, he currently calls Montréal, Québec, his home.

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