He already will go down as having one of the best names in NDSU history and we’ll see in a couple years what kind of quarterback he will be. Sunday the Bison grabbed one of their top targets for the Class of 2014 in Creighton Prep signal caller Easton Stick. According to Rivals, Stick is 6’2, 202 pounds and has a rocket for an arm, but I’ll let the video speak for itself. He joins another Creighton Prep standout RJ Urzendowski, his current teammate and main wide receiver target. Stick and Urzendowski had a game earlier this year against Lincoln Southeast where they combined for touchdowns of 81, 10 and 97 yards. They had been flooded by offers by all the upper Midwest FCS schools; Stick had offers from UND, Northern Colorado, SDSU, USD and Akron.
VIDEO: Stick is #14, Urzendowski is #15
I think the biggest deal about this for NDSU is the type of athletes that Stick and Urzendowski are. These are two top-notch recruits by all accounts and while they may have heard about NDSU this time last year, the events to start this season but the Bison square on their radar. Beating K-State was HUGE for recruiting, maybe something that we won’t see for a few years, the second is Gameday coming to Fargo, for the current high schoolers that’s obviously a huge factor, cause you can bet most high schoolers who want to play college football somewhere are watching Gameday at some time on Saturday morning and for these two guys to see Gameday in Fargo and the atmosphere that was here that day, it had to be a huge factor. Urzendowski verballed a week after K-State, Stick a month after Gameday. Granted this is just hype and we’re a couple years away from seeing these guys play, but their big play ability should have Bison fans smiling.
UPDATE (11:05pm): Creighton Prep HC Chris Nizzi will join me on Dizzo’s Den MONDAY at 6:45 on 970 WDAY, wday.com