The Klabo name is a familiar one to Bison fans and that legacy will have a chance to continue on. Fargo Davies senior to be Jaden Klabo verbally committed to NDSU on Thursday. Klabo is a 6’5, 215 pound tight end, who has also starred on the basketball court for the Eagles since his freshman year. His older sister, Lexi is a senior to be for the UND basketball team and will be one of the top players in the Summit League this winter.
Klabo’s uncle, Chuck was a standout offensive lineman at NDSU, who earned an NFL shot with Cleveland. Klabo had 23 receptions for 468 yards and six touchdowns in 2017 for a Davies team that struggled last season to a 3-7 record and lost in the opening round of the state tournament. Klabo marks the third tight end/defensive end commit in this class, joining South’s Dawson Weisenberger and Parkers Prairie’s Travis Yohnke.
It should be noted that Klabo that is considered one of the top prospects in North Dakota this fall, joining Weisenberger and Century’s Tanner Thorsness (who’s committed to UND). He’s a big body, who’s likely not done growing. Davies head coach Jason Thielges told Kolpack that he put on twenty pounds this spring and is not done growing. He’s got a quarterback in Jesse Forknell who’s got a solid arm and is getting some college interest this offseason.
Davies High School has had football since 2010 and has produced some college players, the first D-1 players were the Hartness brothers who originally went to UND, before transferring to MSU Moorhead. Klabo though is the first Davies product to go to NDSU and with the high school continuing to grow, it bears watching if the Bison continue to get players from there.