By Stephen Knoll
A lot of kids start their athletic careers with dreams of playing at higher and higher levels.
That dream gets to live on for Seymour senior Devin Ver Voort who is continuing his football career as a member of the Carrol University Pioneers.
Ver Voort said he had always hoped he’d be able to play ball at a collegiate level and was overwhelmed by the opportunity he was presented with.
Flanked by his parents and brother the new recruit shared stories of how his brother had helped him practice in the backyard and how his coach had kept him motivated.
“What made Devin special was his work ethic,” head football coach Matt Molle said.
A captain of two years Molle said Ver Voort’s can-do attitude and ability to teamwork made him a success at this level.
“It is humbling and I am honored to be able to see a young man like this represent us,” Molle said.
Similar to the sentiments shared by fellow Thunder Aubrey Buchholtz who signed her letter just moments before, Ver Voort thanked his family for the support they had given him over the years.
“To my mom and dad, thank you for being my number one fans and the endless support,” Ver Voort said.
It wasn’t just about the physical skill though as Ver Voort thanked his coaches for also teaching him the leadership skills he’ll need at the next level.
Athletic Director Ryan Spaulding was excited at having the two signings for Buchholtz and Ver Voort on the same day.
“I think we have two outstanding individuals here and we wish them nothing but the best of luck,” Spaulding said.
Devin Ver Voort with his mother, Angel, brother, Levi, and father, Scott, signs his letter of intent with Carroll University. – Photo by Stephen Knoll
By Stephen Knoll