The Dordt College football program has announced its first commitments for the recruiting season. The initial list includes 31 individuals who have announced their intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender football program.
“I am very pleased with our first round of signees. Our coaches have done a phenomenal job recruiting boldly and with an extremely tight filter. We set out to find difference makers on the field, who are extremely committed to their academics, and are ‘thrivers’ in the Dordt environment. This group of future Defenders checks off a lot of our recruiting boxes for this class and we are primed to enter the next phase of our recruiting season. I also want to recognize our current players who have pitched in and helped us solidify world-class-teammates for their locker room,” said Dordt College football coach Joel Penner.
Carter Kooi is a senior at Western Christian High School (Iowa) and had 1,000 receiving yards with 77 receptions and 14 touchdown catches. He claimed all-district honors twice and was on a 2016 state champion team and a 2017 state playoff qualifying squad. He was his team’s offensive most valuable player in 2018. He’s listed 6-4, 210 pounds and plans to study Business.
Carter Schiebout is a senior at Unity Christian High School (Iowa) and played running back and linebacker during his career. He had 1,130 yards rushing in 2018 and was named first-team all-district for the second straight year. Schiebout ran for a school record 2,448 yards with 19 rushing touchdowns during his career. Schiebout plans to enter the Pre-Veterinary program.
Cale Schweitzberger is a senior at Kingsley Pierson High School (Iowa) and was in on 41 tackles and earned first-team all-district honors. He is listed 6-2 and 225 pounds and played offensive and defensive line. He plans to study Engineering.
Chase Stowe played at Akron Westfield High School (Iowa) and caught 58 passes for 678 yards and nine touchdowns. He was used as a tight end and defensive end for the Westerners and claimed first-team all-district and all-state honors and was selected to the district all-academic team and was picked as the district lineman of the year. He plans to enter the Pre-Med program and study Chemistry and Biology.
Jesse Wolfe is a senior at Estherville Lincoln Central High School (Iowa) and earned all-district first-team honors in 2018 and was an honorable mention pick in 2017. He played offensive and defensive line and is listed 6-0, 285 pounds.