Kevin Bayer – Lincoln-Way East High School (Frankfort, IL)

The UND Football program has received a verbal commitment courtesy of Lincoln-Way East High School prep fullback Kevin Bayer.  Head Coach Rob Zvonar’s Griffins finished the season 10-1 in Class 7A after going undefeated and gaining the #1 seed for the playoffs, only to lose to the eventual state runner-up Wheaton in the 2nd round.

Bayer, listed as a 5′-11″ 235 pound fullback, got a lot of short yardage carries from both the fullback spot and the tailback spot on offense and was a force off the edge while playing defensive end in the Griffins’ 4-3 defense.  Since he’s probably a bit undersized to play defensive end in the 3-4 in college, we are pretty confident in presuming he will be a true H-back/fullback at UND and will be a big contributor to the UND running game in 2-back sets as a blocker for years to come.

Based on the returning roster in 2012, we think he also could be a candidate to contribute right away at fullback and on special teams next season.

Bayer is the 10th known verbal commitment of the 2012 class.


7 Responses

  1. Hambone

    Looks like he could be a monster fullback.

    Any news on recruiting visits for this weekend? The only two I had known about committed elsewhere, but maybe they’re still taking visits (Foltz and Jahn). Haven’t seen anyone else listed anywhere.

    1. We haven’t seen a thing about potential recruits. However, there has to be multiple North Dakota kids coming in soon because there is only two weeks left and they only have 1 commit in Nordby. They should get at least 3 I would think. Plus preferred walk-ons.

  2. RC

    On a separate note, it seems that a number of UND/NDSU targets are getting picked up by Jerry Kill.

    Not a rip on them, but One has to wonder how much of NDSUs recent success is built off the back of Tim Brewster’s tremendous ineptitude.

    1. I have seen his name linked to UND in several articles/blogs. However, I have never seen anything about a visit or an offer. Judging by his accolades I would have to think UND has been in contact with him.

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