Ballart joins Thomas More as they shift to Division II.
(Aurora, Ind.) - A South Dearborn High School football star will be staying close to home to play college football.
Senior Austin Ballart took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his commitment to Thomas More University.
Ballart's commitment comes a little over a week after receiving an offer from the Saints coaching staff.
The 6'5" wide receiver was named an IFCA Class 3A Senior All-State selection in December. He led the Knights with 55 receptions, 853 yards and six touchdowns.
Last July, Thomas More announced they have been granted provisional membership to NCAA Division II, making it the only Division II University in the Northern Kentucky/greater Cincinnati region.
Thomas More will be the newest member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, beginning competition as a provisional member in 2023-24, and will be eligible for NCAA Championships in 2025-26.
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Super proud of your hard work and commitment to the game. Gonna do great things @AustinBallart #KFI https://t.co/ZhjEYmTEUg— Rand Ballart (@SDKnightsFB) January 16, 2023