UND has received a verbal commitment from 6-6, 275 pound offensive lineman AJ Stockwell. Stockwell played at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN for Head Coach Kelly Sherwin. Eastview finished the season 7-4 after losing to Wayzata in the state quarterfinals.
Stockwell has amazing upside and is considered to be a freakish hybrid type of player because of his measurables and athleticism. He played fullback primarily, but also played TE and defensive end. With his size and frame, it is impressive that he was athletic enough to play FB.
We project him as a offensive lineman after he puts on his college weight. He has offensive tackle written all over him. However, he could end up seeing the field earlier at the tight end position if his ability and depth at the position call for it.
This is a major recruiting win for UND and Coach Josh Kotelnicki in the metro area. With Montana State and NDSU both offering scholarships and the Gophers offering a walk-on spot, this was a highly contested battle. Stockwell attended NDSU’s summer camp and was offered shortly thereafter. He also made an official visit to Bozeman for their 1st round playoff game against Stony Brook.
Stockwell is the 7th known verbal commitment to the 2013 recruiting class.