The List

RJ Urzendowski is one of 28 players that will sign to play football at NDSU in 2014.

Well here’s the extremely unofficial list that the Bison Media Blog has put together of the players that will either sign a letter of intent or walk-on to the Bison football team tomorrow; 20 verbals and 8 preferred walk-ons. REMINDER, Live Radio Show starts at 9am on 970 WDAY, Live Chat all day here on the blog!

  1. Jalen Allison – 6’0, 160 lbs – Cornerback, Papillion, NE    (6/22/13)
  2. Luke Bacon – 6’5, 250 lbs – O-Line, Towner, ND           (8/14/13)
  3. Tanner Volson – 6’5, 265 lbs – O-Line, Drake-Annamoose, ND           (8/14/13)
  4. RJ Urzdendowski – 6’0, 184 lbs – Wide Receiver, Creighton Prep, NE  (9/6/13)
  5. Isiah Lesure – 6’2, 170 lbs – Wide Receiver, Barneveld, WI            (9/22/13) (DECOMMITTED TO WESTERN ILL)
  6. Eji Ejiya – 6’2, 185 lbs – Running Back, Spring Lake Park, MN   (9/29/13)
  7. Dan Marlette – 6’2, 195 lbs – Linebacker, Sioux Falls, SD            (10/1/13)
  8. Easton Stick – 6’2, 205 lbs- Quarterback, Creighton Prep, NE  (10/20/13)
  9. Greg Menard – 6’2, 225 lbs – Defensive End, Lakeville, MN
  10. Khayvon Hawkins – 6’1, 202 lbs – Wide Receiver, Crystal, MN
  11. Stanley Jones – 6’4, 215 lbs – Defensive End, Bismarck, ND
  12. Marcus Collins – 6’4, 205 lbs – Tight End, Madison, WI
  13. Eric Bachmeier – 6’3, 180 lbs – WR/Safety, Kindred, ND
  14. Lance Dunn – 5’9, 191 lbs  – RB, Waterloo, IA                         (12/16/13)
  15. Nate Jenson – 6’5, 213 lbs – TE, Waupaca, WI                        (1/3/14)
  16. Blake Williams – 6’4, 235 lbs – DE/TE, Romeo, MI                   (1/11/14)
  17. Dakota Reid – 5’8, 176 lbs -CB, Chicago, IL                           (1/11/14)
  18. Ryon’e Winters – 6’0, 180 lbs – CB, Grand View, MO (1/11/14)  (DECOMMITTED TO WYOMING)
  19. Colin Conner – 6’5, 314 lbs – OT, Livingston, WI                     (1/18/14)
  20. Ezra Szczyrbak – 6’5, 240 lbs – DT, Moose Lake, MN       (1/18/14) (DECOMMITTED)
  21. Nathan Preston – 6’2, 220 lbs – FB, New Prague, MN         (1/18/14) WALK-ON
  22. Darrius Shepherd – 5’11, 181 lbs – WR, Blue Springs, MO  (1/29/14)
  23. Shane Dixon –      6’4, 190 lbs – DB, Palm Harbor, FL          (1/31/14) (DECOMMITTED TO YOUNGSTOWN)
  24. Isaac Cenescar – 5’11, 170 lbs -DB, Orlando, FL                (2/2/14)
  25. Aaron Steidl –  6’3, 198 lbs – RB, Alexandria, MN (2/2/14) WALK-ON
  26. Levi Jordheim – 6’2, 185 lbs – LB, Dickinson, ND               WALK-ON
  27. Christian Triplett – 6’5, 290 lbs – DL, Delano, MN  (2/2/14) WALK-ON
  28. Matt Wolter – 6’3, 215 lbs – LB, Antigo, WI                          WALK-ON
  29. Nate Nord –   6’2, 200 lbs – Oconomowoc, WI   (2/3/14)     WALK-ON
  30. Dallas Freeman – 6’1, 176 lbs – WR, St. Michael, MN        WALK-ON
  31. Levi Hoiby – 6’4, 235 lbs –  Stanley-Powers Lake, ND       WALK-ON

25 thoughts on “The List

  1. Shane Dixon changed his commitment back to Youngstown State yesterday. Closer to family in Ohio. Ezra Szczyrbak to UNI.

    • Add another PWO… Ian Gallagher – P – 6’3 175lbs – Lake Geneva, WI [Big Foot HS]

      • Mike Ramczyk ‏@mikeramczyk17 18h

        Congrats to Big Foot senior Ian Gallagher, who will punt at Division 1-FCS North Dakota St. next year! Best punter I’ve ever covered. #Bison

  2. Is there an official start time when the faxes can start coming in so we know for sure who has been signed, sealed, and delivered?

  3. Really disappointed that there is only 3 Minnesota kids. For a regional University it’s imperative to keep twin cities as top priority for recruiting! ÷

  4. Great recruiting class for 2014.
    Coach Klieman have a great coaching year.
    Bob Forsyth,Mt

  5. Is it normal attrition to lose 20% of scholarshipped verbal committments or can some be attributed to the coaching change?

    • I think it could be half and half, and without knowing full stories on why the players chose to go to another school after committing to NDSU, hard to judge why they decided to go somewhere else.

  6. The key is, look back in two years and see how many of these athletes are still at NDSU. It seems like good classes retain a high level (say around 80%) of the recruits. I really like the walk-on interest, these guys really help solidify the program. Go Bison!

  7. I’m assuming the Bison might still be working on some of the decommitted players to get them to re-up their commitment.

    I don’t like losing recruits to UNI. I hope NDSU won more battles than they lost in those head to heads.

    I’m assuming that Nate Jensen is related to Brock Jensen (little brother???)

  8. There are more decommitments this year than any other I can recall. I hope there are no more tomorrow. Ezra was a strange one. Too bad he was lost, he may have been the best DT in this class.

  9. Dom is the state of South Dakota down as far as D-I recruits this year? Bison got one kid from S.D. and SDSU has none. North Dakota has been good to the Bison the past few years, especially with some big kids.

  10. Do you have links so that we can see the details of what other MVFC teams have committed?

  11. Dom,
    Any word on what was offered to the kids that were de-committed? (partial vs. full scholarship?) If NDSU offered a kid a ‘partial’ and another school offered a ‘full’ – Meaning, not all offers necessarily put the schools head-to-head.

    • Ezra from what I was told was not sure about playing football here, know he was a partial, Lesure and Dixon both said they wanted to either play close to home (Lesure) or in front of family(Dixon).

  12. We get to hung up on decommits when reality hits and a lot kids look at how far they are from home and mom and dad might not get to see them play very much. I would rather have them make the decision now than later because they are home sick. Ezra is the one that does not make a whole lot sense but I guess it’s his choice. Winters in my opinion was never really committed in the first place. So really the coaching staff has done a great job keeping it together with what time they had to work with and the coaching changes.

    • erza has a poor family, so a full ride looks dam good to them. plus, ndsu he’d have to actually, you know WORK at it. Looking for a handout, nothing new to democratic iron range

  13. There are 7 MN kids 5 from the metro which is still a fair amount but I think Kill is working harder at keeping them in state even the lower star recruits. I think the class has a pretty good mix from various states.

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