Belgian Recruit Signs With Towson University

Defensive lineman Tibo Debaillie from Gistel, Belgium is heading to the United States to play college football with Towson University, a top NCAA Division I team this year.

In early September, Debaillie paid his official visit to Towson University with his family. At the conclusion of his visit ‘Tibo’ decided Towson was the best school for him to attend.

Debaillie, who played for reigning Belgian champion Ostend Pirates, was noticed by Europe’s Elite, a new organization whose aim is to identify talented college-eligible football players in Europe and showcase them for top American universities.

After visiting a number of campuses, Debaillie received offers and interest from a number of NCAA schools.

Father coach and Tibo

Yvan Debaillie (father), Towson HC Rob Ambrose, and Tibo Debaillie

The 6’3″ 265 lb Debaillie is the first player to be able to take advantage of the contacts developed by co-founder Brandon Collier and his partner Evan Harrington, who launched Europe’s Elite.

Lee Rosky, head coach of the Belgian national team:

“Tibo has more potential than any player I have seen in Belgium. Strength, quickness, aggression, work ethic are all there so it is great to see him really working hard to get a chance to play in the U.S. rather than a wait and see attitude. Tibo is a great kid and I can’t wait to see where the opportunities take him. “

Needless to say, Debaillie’s parents Yvan and Linda Debaillie are ecstatic. Although they have not yet announced which school their son will attend, they could’t be happier with the opportunity:

“This has changed our lives. Brandon and the others really seem to know what US college coaches are looking for. Our son has received several Div 1 scholarship offers.”

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