NDSU backup linebacker DeShawn Dinwiddie, who quit the team last week, said he eventually hopes to transfer to the University of Kansas so he can play near his family.
Dinwiddie, in an email, said he plans to enroll at Hutchinson Community College in his hometown of Hutchinson, Kan., because he has to sit out a year anyway because of NCAA transfer rules. He played as a true freshman for NDSU in 2011, but his playing time the last two seasons mostly consisted on special teams.
“I’m transferring because me and the new linebacker coach (Steve Stanard) didn’t click and I’m homesick,” he wrote. “I want to make it easier for my family to make it to my games.”
His brother, backup running back Deveon Dinwiddie, also left the Bison last week. A junior, he may transfer to a Division II school for his final year of eligibility.