North Dakota State is nearing the finish line of fall camp with nearly no bumps in the road. The Bison are still relatively healthy, outside of the players that we mentioned on Wednesday.
Chris Klieman said today that no determination has been made on the backup quarterback at this point, as Holden Hotchkiss and Noah Sanders continue to battle there. There’s a possibility that true freshman Trey Lance may see the field in one of those four games that he’s permitted under the new NCAA redshirt rule.
Phoenix Sproles, James Kaczor and Jasir Cox were singled out by Klieman as true freshmen that could potentially play, likely on special teams. Sproles has stood out to me since camp began, I think he can help in the wide receivers rank once he figures out the offense, which is lot easier said than done.
The linebacker depth is still up in the air, after Cox, Marlette and Jordheim there are a lot of unknowns. Park River’s Jackson Hankey was also mentioned by Klieman, but he’s battling injuries and can’t stay on the field. Jaxon Brown is now at linebacker and will be getting reps there, just not sure how many at this point.
That’s all for now. NDSU is holding a big practice tomorrow to determine some depth spots. We’ll follow up with updates next week.