UND Football will be hosting their second – and biggest thus far – recruiting weekend of the year beginning today. We are hearing there will be around 12 recruits in with most of them being high priorities. UND is currently sitting at 10 verbal commitments (due to the coaching change and late start) and ideally they would like to pull at least 6-7 commitments out of this group. We do not expect a full class this year due to the reasons listed above, so signing 18-20 kids is very possible.
Here is the list (that we have been able to confirm from sources and via the Internet):
- Ezra Szczyrbak – DE – 6’5-240 – Moose Lake, MN. We are hearing the current NDSU verbal commit has decided to come up to UND on an official visit. It says a lot about the message the UND staff is sending. Will it be an uphill battle to flip him? – yes. But the only way to show what you have to offer is to get the recruit on campus and sell him.
- Payton Jordahl – LS-LB – 6’2 -210 – Perham, MN. Very good long snapper, also plays linebacker.
- Brandon Dranka – DE – 6’2″ – 235 – Huntley, IL. High motor, athletic play maker at DE.
- Josiah Montague – CB/S – 5’11″ – 180 – Minnetonka, MN. Physical, athletic corner. Already committed to UND.
- Austin Cieslak – DE – 6’3″ – 250 – Hazen, ND. Athletic big man with good feet.
- Chris Carter – CB – 5’10″ – 185 – Bloomfield, MI. Absolute stud at CB, great skills, aggressive.
- Brandon Walker - WR – 6’0″ – 180 – Flint, MI. Fast playmaker at WR, good shake.
- Jacob Francis – OL – 6’4″ – 280 – Liberty, MO.
There are probably 5-6 other names that we could not locate or identify. We will update this page as the weekend goes on if/when we are able to confirm.