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NCAA Recruiting: Dev Lamour commits to play for Buffalo

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Buffalo Coach Jeff Quinn made a trip up north to pull his most recent recruit. The Bulls have obtained a verbal commitment from Dev Lamour, a wide receiver who plays for the Vanier College Cheetahs.

Quick Facts
Name: Dev Lamour
Position: Defensive Back
Home Town: Montreal, QC
School: Vanier College
Intended Major: Criminal Justice

Vanier College is an English-language public college located in Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1970 as the second English-language public college of Quebec's public college system. The school competes in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

As a wide receiver Lamour was the CEGEP Rookie of the Year and Division One all star in 2012. He has, over the years, been an all-star at various levels in Canada and will bring his skills to UB, where he is being recruited as a defensive back.

Dev started playing ball in the sixth grade when his potential was spotted by the Lasalle Warriors head coach

Recruiting Dev, we knew it was a talented player . What we later realized is how much he fears nothing and no one on the ground. Despite his success, he spent most of the season to heal injuries. He never makes excuses and worked like a demon to be the best - Peter Chryssomalis

Lamour was being recruited by Rob Reeves of Minnesota and even paid the Gophers a visit but the Bulls offered him first and Lamour jumped on the scholarship opportunity.

On a visit to Buffalo he had a chance to connect with Chris Merchant, whom he had already known from some 7 on 7 play last year in Canada.

Last year many services had Chris Merchant the highest rated pro set quarterback in all of Canada, Lamour is also considered one of Canada's stronger prospects this year.

Adam Shorter was the primary recruiter for Lamour but the 6-1 receiver told Bull Run that Eric Lewis, UB's defensive backs coach, also helped make him see UB as the next step.

Lamour thinks that the Bulls, more than many NCAA teams, are showing particular attention to Canadian athletes and that is starting to pay off. In his words "UB is doing a good job recruiting us because they show a lot of interest in our skills".