Come Saturday, UND will finally be holding their first recruiting weekend for the Class of 2014. Due to the coaching change, the unreasonably extended hiring timeline combined with NCAA dead periods, Coach Schweigert was not able to get a weekend setup until now. UND finally has a full staff in place making it possible to put on a recruiting weekend the way it should be done.
Here are the names we have confirmed as visiting this weekend (we are fairly certain based on our findings through the internet, twitter, etc.). We’re hearing there will be 12-15 kids on campus this weekend, so there are still others we haven’t been able to confirm. Feel free to add any you have heard in the comments section for our readership.
- Drew Greely – DE – 6’3″ – 225 – Wayzata, MN. Committed to UND
- Deion Harris – S – 6’2″ – 175 – Hibbing, MN. Committed to UND
- Develyn Ferguson – WR – 6’1″ – 175 – Wauwautosa, WI. Committed to UND
- Keaton Studsrud – QB – 6’2″ – 185 – St. Louis Park, MN (Benilde). Offers from UND, South Alabama, and PWO from Northern Illinois.
- Reid Taubenheim – K – 6’1″ – 185 – Farmington, MN.
- Luke Fiedler – 6’5″ – 215 – Orlando, FL. (Freedom)
Justin Diddell – 6’2″ – 280 – Maple Park, IL (Kaneland) Taking visits to USD (11th), UND and Indiana State (31st).Did not visit – committed to Indiana State.
- Trey Pipkins – OL – 6’6″ – 275 – Apple Valley, MN (Apple Valley)
- Dylan Harmston – OLB – 6′-1 – 210 – Menomonie, WI ( Menomonie)
We have heard there will be around 12 kids in this weekend. Not quite as big as previously thought but enough to secure a few verbals from.
UND needs to be extremely aggressive in their offering this year. They should have a boatload of money to deal with and the only way to lock up the kids you really want this late in the game is to give them an offer they cannot refuse. This class is going to be a tone-setter for the Bubba Schweigert regime and getting in good, solid, well-rounded kids who can help build the foundation is paramount. They have already lost out on many big names but there are still some out there and to get their share of those kids is vital.