The Gee-Gees coaching staff is proud to announce the commitment of offensive lineman Bryan Latouche of Quebec City and recent winner of the CEGEP Division 1 Bol d’Or with Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy.
The six-foot-three, 275-pound recruit credits his team’s maturity and team spirit for bringing home the championship. “You play football to win and to win the biggest championship game that’s possible to play in the RSEQ is without a doubt the highlight of my career so far,” he says.
In addition to his time with CNDF, Latouche also represented Élites de Québec for the Spalding Cup back in 2012.
“He has the pedigree that I am looking for, he plays the game the way it is meant to be played,” explains Gee-Gees offensive line coach Carl Tolmie. “He works to finish his blocks and can play all over the line of scrimmage. He has great values and wants to work.”
Tolmie, who is a full time coach with the Gee-Gees, was crucial to Latouche’s recruiting process. Before visiting the campus in the summer, the lineman had no connection to Ottawa.
“I want to earn my playing time and get familiar with my teammates. I think that the coaching staff was recruiting me for a reason and I want to give everything that I can to make this team and my teammates better,” concludes Latouche.
Latouche, who is hoping to study business, joins the budding Ottawa offensive line which also includes 2016 OUA All-Rookie team members Patrick Spelman and Piri Sinnathurai.