Belief in skills prompted Port Perry recruit to sign with Blues

Port Perry receiver joins OUA team’s 2016 class

The moment the door was opened, Braeden Vavassori seized the opportunity.

Vavassori, the 6’3, 200 pound receiver from Port Perry, Ontario has signed with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. He will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

For his part, Vavassori could ask for a better recruitment situation.

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” I chose to sign with the University of Toronto for two reasons,” explained the offensive standout.  “They believed in my football skills when no other school was interested in me.”

“Secondly, I wish to not only pursue my football career and help bring the team to a potential playoff push, but to further my schooling at one of the best schools in Canada. During the summer, I wanted to sign with the Varsity Blues because I grew up watching them and believing that I could be a Varsity Blue one day. Coach [Greg] Gary and his coaching staff have been fully committed to making me feel comfortable about transitioning from one university to another. I have nothing, but the best to say about the coaching staff. The recruitment process was a dream come true.”

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Vavassori has suited up for the Oshawa Hawkeyes of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). Last summer, the receiver racked up 145 yards on 14 receptions (average of 10.4 yards per catch), 11 first downs and 6 touchdowns.

“I want to thank the Oshawa Hawkeyes organization, my teammates, family and ultimately the Toronto Varsity Blues football program for the unbelievable opportunity,” expressed the offensive standout.  “This past summer was my final year of competitive football with the Hawkeyes and I told my teammates that this season will be the season I give it my all, every game, every rep, every second, I would die for those guys.

“I didn’t anticipate being recruited. I’m the type of man that wears his heart on his sleeve and his pride in his chest with only one thing in mind, “Head Down Eyes Up… Keep Going” – Chase Rice. Meaning, I’m focused on proving doubters wrong and being humble during the process.”



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