Posted On: 01/22/20 1:12 AM
When Division II Northern Sun competitors St. Cloud State and the University of Minnesota-Crookston decided to terminate their football programs on December 10th of 2019 under a new bylaw put into place by the NSIC that allows conference members to stay in the Northern Sun without having a football team, the affects would reach far wider than the couple hundredish student athletes comprising the two football squads. With Augustana leaving the conference soon, the fate of the whole NSIC remains in jeopardy with the loss of the two teams, and rosters throughout Division II, Division III, NAIA, and even the FCS will have picked up new transfers come summer, and as MN West (Juco) Coach Tyler Skow told me in regards to his junior college players getting recruited to the Northern Sun or higher: “We had guys that had been talking to *various schools at different division*…then coaches went ghost on kids. (It became) such a buyer’s market (as) why would these schools take a JUCO guy when you can get guys that have been in a D2 program already.” It’s a great point, and really made me realize the impact this decision has made on football players all throughout the Midwest. It was also a decision as impactful as it was surprising, and it goes without saying that the people affected the most by this move were the players and coaches rostered by the Huskies and the Golden Eagles. Having to undergo a completely different recruiting process since their high school or junior college days, student-athletes from both schools have been offered by and committed to schools of all levels all around the country, and this special feature presented by Northstar Football News will hopefully aid in helping to sort and organize the landing spots or lack thereof of as many of these D2 bouncebacks as I could find. I hope you like the article and if possible, can use it to help find some of these kids new homes. Enjoy this feature: “101 Bouncebacks.” *statistics accredited to Crookston’s 2019 Roster and SCSU’s 2019 Roster
Committed Bouncebacks (in no particular order)
1) Gustavo Bonilla (6’1, 205 lbs.) Phoenix, Arizona. Freshman. LB. @bonilla1167 UMN-Crookston->Dakota State University.
Bonilla spent his first season in college as a redshirt on for the Golden Eagles, and according to his bio on the Crookston Athletic website he was “A two-time all-region linebacker at Bourgade Catholic H.S…Named all-conference as a linebacker…Tallied 165 tackles in a season…He had 11 tackles for loss as a senior…Bonilla tallied 102 tackles as a junior…He had three sacks as a senior, and 1.5 sacks as a junior…Bonilla notched an interception as a junior…He also competed in wrestling and track field…Bonilla was a state qualifier in wrestling, and was the team Most Valuable Player for wrestling.” After entering the portal, he received offers from Presentation College, Mcpherson College, Kentucky Christian, Ottawa University, and Dakota State University before committing to the NAIA program in Madison, SD. Senior Year Hudl
2) Kamron Clayton (5’11, 188 lbs.) Lynwood, Illinois. Freshman. QB. @claytonkamron Crookston->Dakota State University.
Also spent his first year as a redshirt for the Golden Eagles, the Illinois native “Attended Thornton Fractional South H.S…First-Team All-Conference…Two-year varsity starter…Passed for 728 yards as a senior with eight touchdowns…He rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns…As a junior, Clayton passed for nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns.” according to his Crookston bio. He committed to Dakota State on January 5th! College Cutup
3) Terrance Nicholson (5’10, 170 lbs.) Minneapolis, Minn. Junior. DB. @10t__ Crookston->Dakota State University.
The Robbinsdale Cooper graduate was a junior in 2019 and as a freshman he “appeared in eight games for the Golden Eagles… Had six total tackles…Notched a total of three tackles against Bemidji State” according to his Crookston bio. As a prep he ” played cornerback for the Robbinsdale High School Cooper. He is one of two signees from Robbinsdale along with his Quarterback Cameron King. In his senior season, he accumulated 43 tackles along with two tackles for loss. Nicholson also added two interceptions one of which he took back the distance for defensive touchdown. Named All-Conference honorable mention and a captain his senior year. Won player of the week three times as well as his team’s captain award.” He was one of the most popular recruits from the Golden Eagles as he was offered by Dickinson State U, Valley City State U, Ottawa U, Dakota Wesleyan U, Southwest Minnesota State, Kansas Wesleyan, Eastern New Mexico, and Judson U amongst others before committing to Dakota State University on the 5th of January as well. College Hudl
4) Tysen White (5’10, 175 lbs.) McFarland, Wisco. Sophomore. DB. @ty_football2 Crookston->Wayne State College.
A sophomore DB at Crookston who is the first commit on the list to wind up at a different Northern Sun school, White committed to Wayne State College on January 3rd after receiving offers from the University of Findlay, Arkansas Tech, Quincy U, Chadron State, Western Oklahoma State, and Quincy U as well as Wayne State. As a prep in Wisconsin, White “Ran for 877 yards as a senior…Notched 13 touchdowns for McFarland High School…White notched 96 Tackles on defense and two interceptions as a senior…Two-year football captain for McFarland High School…As a junior, White rushed for 236 yards and a touchdown…Defensively as a junior, he tallied 78 tackles with one forced fumble and two interceptions…A two-time All-Conference Honorable Mention selection…Made All-Conference First Team one season as a defensive back and running back…An All-Region pick at denfeisve back, and an All-Area pick at defensive back and running back” according to his Crookston bio. True Freshman Hudl
4) Zay McCray (6’2, 206 lbs.) McComb, Miss. DB. Redshirt Senior. @zaymccray1 Jones CC->Crookston->Upper Iowa University.
McCray has been all over the country in his collegiate football career, and was a track state champion as a prep in Mississippi before going the junior college route. He redshirted as a junior at Crookston and will have two years to play at NSIC rival Upper Iowa. He held a ton of offers from Judson U, Dakota Wesleyan, Mayville State, Tabor, Presentation College, and Trinity International before choosing the Peacocks. Crookston Film
5) Eli Solberg (6’1, 200) Rogers, Minn. WR. Redshirt Freshman. @Eli_solberg Crookston->Bemidji State
The Rogers native will have four years left to play when he gets on campus at the NSIC rival Bemidji State Beavers, and is a former MN prep stud who can make a big impact for the Beavers as a receiver. According to his Crookston bio, he “was a two sport athlete at Rogers High School playing both football and basketball…Max Preps ranked him as the 44th best receiver in Minnesota following his senior season…On the season, Solberg hauled in 55 receptions for 1009 receiving yards with ten touchdowns with his best performance coming in week one where he had seven catches for 215 yards and three scores against Bemidji High School.” Year One Film
6) Dylan Lauer (6’4, 260 lbs.) Cloquet, Minn. OL. Sophomore. @DylanLauer66 SCSU->Southwest Minnesota State.
A hammer of an olineman who will come in and most likely start right away for the NSIC rival Mustangs due to the fact that as a freshman at St. Cloud “Lauer played and started all 11 games for the Huskies as a member of the offensive line. He helped the Huskies rush for 1560 total yards in 2018, which ranked seventh overall in the NSIC and fourth amongst teams in the North Division. Lauer also helped the Husky offense record 3712 total yards of offense while holding opposing defenses to just 14 sacks for losses of 88 yards protecting the quarterback” according to his bio. As a prep, the Cloquet grad “was a First Team All-Conference honoree in both football and track and field during his career at Cloquet. As a lineman, Lauer was a First Team All-Conference honoree and was voted the Northeast Red District Lineman of the Year as a senior in 2017. He also led the Lumberjacks to the state championship final as a senior, was a member of the Duluth Tribune All-Area team and selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Showcase. Lauer was also a First Team All-Section and All-Conference member in shot put and discus.” The Mustangs got a good one. Minot State film
7) Johnson Fallah (6’1, 175 lbs.) Brooklyn Park, Minn. DB. Redshirt Sophomore. @johnson_fallah Crookston->University of St. Thomas.
An Osseo grad who was a big-time NSIC recruit out of high school holding an offer from almost every school, Fallah chose the Golden Eagles and is now the biggest recruit for the DIII MIAC St. Thomas Tommies. The first bounce back on our list to commit to a DIII school, Fallah will have four years to plat in St. Paul and should start day one for UST. After entering the transfer portal he received offers from Quincy U, Northern State, Southwest Minnesota State, and Wayne State but picked the MIAC power UST. According to his Crookston bio, he ” finished his senior season with 17 total tackles and three interceptions…Named to his high school’s Honor Roll. Fallah was a two time All-Conference Honorable Mention…Earned Osseo Sports Award for football and basketball…Received the Osseo Excellence Award.” Congratulations, Johnson! Redshirt Freshman Film
8) Ben Branscom (6’1, 245 lbs.) Woodbury, Minn. DL. Redshirt Senior. @branscom_ben Crookston->Southwest Minnesota State.
The Woodbury native and graduate will have one year left to play when he arrives in Marshall, Minn. to play for SMSU. At Crookston according to his bio, he “Appeared in 10 games on the defensive line for the Golden Eagles… Had 20 solo and 11 assisted tackles for a combined 31 tackles. Brascom had 5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks on the season… Tallied 8 tackles against Wayne State, along with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble” his junior year, “appeared and started in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles at defensive end…Had 14 solo and 22 assisted tackles for a combined 36 tackles…Branscom notched 5.0 tackles for loss along with 2.0 sacks on the season…Tallied 12 tackles against UMary in the last game of the season” his sophomore year, and “appeared in 11 games as a defensive lineman… Tallied 36 total tackles and one and a half sacks… Notched seven tackles and one tackle for loss against Sioux Falls.” As a prep, he “A three-year varsity team member at Woodbury H.S…An All-Suburban East Conference pick…Tallied 11 career sacks in high school…As a junior had 17 tackles with two tackles for loss for Woodbury H.S…As a senior, Branscom had 23 tackles with seven tackles for loss and four sacks…Played two years of varsity lacrosse…Two-time academic letter winner.” Branscom Hudl
9) Josh Krause (6’5, 195 lbs.) Seymour, Wisco. OLB. Freshman. @krazykrause22 SCSU->Colorado School of Mines.
Krause will have four years remaining to play when he gets to the NAIA institution Colorado School of Mines, and he received offers from UMary, and Dordt University after reopening his recruitment. senior year Hudl
10) Sarek Hoerth (6’5, 305 lbs.) Genoa City, Wisco. OL. Freshman. @sarekhoerth SCSU-> Concordia-St. Paul.
The Wisco. native will have four years left to play after transferring to NSIC rival Concordia-St. Paul. This is not the last time you will see the Golden Bears mentioned in this article! Senior Year Hudl
11) Willie Spears II (5’8, 165 lbs.) Chicago, Ill. DB. Sophomore. @its_will2x SCSU->Bemidji State.
The Chicago native and St. Laurence H.S. grad recorded one PBU in three appearances for the Huskies in 2019, and committed to BSU after receiving offers from Upper Iowa and Clarke University. SCSU Film
12) Austin Steele (5’10, 215 lbs.) La Crosse, Wisco. LB. Redshirt Junior. @man_of_steele07 Crookston->Waldorf University.
The La Crosse native was a productive member of Crookston’s defense who – according to his bio – “appeared in all 11 games with three starts at middle linebacker…Finished fourth on the team with a combined total of 77 tackles…Finished second on the team for assisted tackles with 42…Steele lead the Golden Eagles with 3.0 sacks on the year…He recorded 5.0 tackles for loss on the season…He grabbed one interception for a 35 yard return against UMary.” As a prep in Wisconsin, he “earned Wisconsin All-Regional Football team honors…Had six forced fumbles, which tied for first in the state...Steele was named First Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference…Played linebacker and wide receiver for La Crosse Central High School…Tallied 87 tackles with five fumble recoveries and two interceptions…Had one interception for a touchdown during his senior season…As a wide receiver, had six grabs for 107 yards for two touchdowns…Rushed five times for 23 yards.” He had a ton of offers after entering the portal such as Ottawa U, Dickinson State, Robert Morris U, Presentation College, McPherson, Mayville State, Upper Iowa, Peru State, and Clarke U before picking the NAIA school Waldorf University, where he will have two years left to play. Year 2 Hudl
13) Joe Carpenter (6’0, 295 lbs.) Robbins, Ill. DT. Junior. @joe_carpenter55 Davenport->SCSU->Mankato St.
After coming out of high school at Harold L. Richards H.S., big #99 committed to Davenport University before joining St. Cloud State in 2018, where according to his bio he “appeared in nine games for the Huskies as a nose guard. He helped St. Cloud State finish the season as the No. 18 rush defense in the nation, holding opponents to just 1180 rush yards during the season. Carpenter finished the season with 13 tackles, including a season high five against Upper Iowa on October 20.” He originally committed to Winona State on December 14th but flipped to Minnesota State-Mankato on the 28th and found a heckuva spot to finish his career up. Junior Season
14) Jeremiah Makahununiu (6’1, 205 lbs.) Sioux Falls, SD. ILB. Sophomore. @jmakahu SCSU->Chadron St.
#38 for the Huskies spent his first season in St. Cloud on a redshirt before having a successful 2018 season wherein he recorded 18 tackles, two PBUs, and a FF in 10 games. In 2019 he tallied 28 tackles, 3 TFLs, 2 sacks, and a PBU. He is heading to Division II Chadron State in Chadron, Nebraska. Year 2 Hudl
15) Payton Conrad (6’0, 207 lbs.) Tea, SD. DB. Sophomore. @pconrad_12 SCSU->Mankato St.
A fellow sophomore who redshirted in 2017, Conrad recorded 10 tackles and an interception in 10 games for the Huskies defensive backfield in his ’18 freshman season and stepped it up with a 25 tackle, 2 TFL, 3 ints., and 3 PBUs as a sophomore. A great pickup for Minnesota State-Mankato, the South Dakota native joins fellow teammate Joe Carpenter in Mankato. Payton Conrad DB
16) Devon Krzanowski (6’1, 225 lbs.) Fon du Lac, Wisco. ILB. Sophomore. @DevonKrzanowski SCSU->University of North Dakota.
An All-NSIC Second Team LB for the Huskies in 2019 who tallied 72 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, an interception, and a PBU in 2019 after a 48 tackle, 5 TFLs, 1 FF, and 1 PBU 2018. One of two future North Dakota Fighting Hawks to come from St. Cloud State, the Fon du Lac native is moving up a division and will find himself playing D1 football come fall. One of the cooler storylines of this whole tragedy.
17) Taylon Hensley (6’2, 305 lbs.) Burlington, Wisco. OL. Redshirt Freshman. @Big_Haus59 SCSU->Concordia St. Paul.
A 2x All-Conference honoree as a prep, 2019 was Hensley’s first true college season and his untapped potential will now happen in St. Paul as he’s heading to #buildtherock at CSP with Coach Shannon-Currier where he will have three seasons to play. Senior Year Hudl
18) Justin Czech (6’3, 212 lbs.) Chippewa Falls, Wisco. QB. Junior. @justin_czech15 SCSU->Mary Hardin Baylor
In another one of my favorite storylines from these unfortunate terminations, Czech served as one of St. Cloud State’s primary signal-callers in 2019 after he “earned Academic All-Conference honors as a sophomore and made two starts for the Huskies at quarterback. Though he primarily served in a back up role, Czech appeared in six games for St. Cloud State and made two starts against No. 1 Minnesota State and Wayne State. In the game against Wayne State, Czech threw for a career-high 204 yards with two touchdowns while completed 14 of 29 passes. At the end of the season, he racked second on the team in completions (23), yards (204) and passing touchdowns (3)” according to his bio. After reopening his recruitment, Czech will be taking his talents to DIII national powerhouse Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. With a year of eligibility remaining, he will look to aid the CRUsaders in capturing another DIII national title. As a prep, Czech was a Second Team All-Conference QB and a First Team All-Conference punter. 2019 Hudl
19) Mason Primus (6’2, 187 lbs.) Cold Spring, Minn. QB. Freshman. @masonprimus SCSU->Bemidji State
According to St. Cloud State’s roster and Primus’ bio, “at Rocori, Primus led the Spartans to four consecutive state appearances in football. As a senior, Primus guided the team to a 10-1 record, the North District White Division Championship and the state quarterfinals, where Rocori fell to Holy Angels. As a quarterback that season, he competed 48 of 95 passes and tallied 561 yards with 10 touchdowns and just four interceptions. As a defensive back, Primus recorded 24 tackles and four interceptions as a senior.” He’s heading to Bemidji State to join ex-teammate Willie Spears II and Crookston transfer Eli Solberg. Fall Camp Hudl
20) Zach Stecklein (6’6, 235 lbs.) Mt. Horeb, Wisco. OLB. Junior. @zach_steck44 SCSU-> Central Washington University
Big #47 for the Huskies made steady improvements every year for SCSU, with 33 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 6.5 sacks and a PBU in 2019 to finish with 59 tackles, 19 TFLs, 11 sacks, a FF, 3 FRs, and a PBU in his career. He’s heading to Division II Central Washington University of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Stecklein Junior Year Hudl
21) Jaime Froysland (6’4, 290 lbs.) Fargo, ND. OL. Freshman. @froyslandjaime SCSU->UMary
When the Fargo native Froysland was coming out of high school at Fargo South H.S., the University of Mary was the first school to offer him a scholarship. Soon after, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Minot State, SCSU, Bemidji State, and Northern State followed suit and Froysland committed to SCSU on December 16th, 2017. In a cool twist of events, he’ll be heading back to Bismarck after reentering the transfer portal. Year One Hudl
22) Jaeden Stovall (6’0, 220 lbs.) Cottage Grove, Minn. LB. Redshirt Freshman. @jaeden_stovall SCSU->Upper Iowa University
A Park graduate in Cottage Grove, Minn., Stovall will restart his career in Fayette, Iowa at Upper Iowa University. Senior Year HS Hudl
23) Devin Vouk (5’8, 196 lbs.) Sartell, Minn. RB. Sophomore. @devinvouk SCSU-St. John’s University.
The Sartell St.-Stephen graduate is heading right down to the road from St. Cloud to Collegeville, Minn. to join the St. John’s Johnnies in the Division III MIAC conference. He totaled around 100 yards in his career as a Huskie, and will aid a Johnnie RB room that is losing four-year starter Kai Barber from its backfield. Sophomore Year Hudl
24) Nick Webley (6’2, 190 lbs.) Burlington, Wisco. WR. Redshirt Freshman. @nickwebley09 SCSU->Concordia-St. Paul
According to his bio, “in four years at Burlington High School, Webley earned eight varsity letters and multiple accolades in the sport of football. He was a two-time All-Conference, All-County and All-Region wide receiver and earned both Honorable Mention All-State and Academic All-State honors for his play as well. In track and field, Webley qualified for the state tournament in long jump and was named the All-County Athlete of the Year in 2018. Off the field, he was an honor roll student and member of National Honors Society.” 2019 was his first season with the Huskies, and he received a Quincy University offer before committing to CSP on December 14th. Senior Year Hudl
25) Ryan Martin (6’3, 236 lbs.) Kissimmee, FL. DL. Redshirt Freshman. @ryanhitdalotto SCSU-Concordia-St. Paul
A 2x All-County selection while in high school, a three-year captain, and an invitee to the Top 50 High School National Pro Bowl Showdown, Martin was poised for big career at Crookston before the termination, and will now have to show what he’s going at CSP. Film
26) Dylan Wheeler (6’3, 235 lbs.) Arlington, Texas. DL. Redshirt Sophomore. @DylanWh16758041 Crookston->Bemidji State
The Arlington native posted 27 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, and a sack in his 2019 season and after receiving offers from Eastern New Mexico and Dakota State University, he committed to Bemidji State on December 22nd, where he is listed as a FB/TE. RS Freshman Hudl
27) Luke Dunsmoor (6’3, 235 lbs.) St. Cloud, Minn. DE. Sophomore. @lukedunzz SCSU-Concordia-St. Paul
After graduating from St. Cloud Apollo H.S., Dunsmoor decided to stay home and play for the hometown Huskies where he totaled 15 tackles, 5 TFLs, and 3 sacks in nine games, and will join a plethora of fellow bouncebacks in St. Paul for the Golden Bears. Apollo Hudl
28) Robby Carrillo (6’6, 285 lbs.) Racine, Wisco. OL. Freshman. @Robby_carrillo SCSU->Concordia-St. Paul
According to his SCSU roster bio, “at J.I Case High School, Carrillo was a two-time All-Conference and All-County team member. As a senior, he was voted team captain and was voted to the WFCA All-Star team. Off the field, Carrillo was a member of National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars as well as being a part of the Racine Unified Scholar-Athlete Academic Team.” The 285 lber. will be a big help as they #buildtherock in St. Paul.
29) Braden Tretter (5’11, 175 lbs.) Sauk Rapids, Minn. WR. Redshirt Freshman. @Bradentretter SCSU->Northern State University.
A breaker of ” multiple school records as a wide receiver at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Game. In four years with the program, Tretter broke the school records for career receiving yards, single season receiving yards, single game receiving yards, career pass receptions, single game pass receptions, career touchdown receptions and single game touchdown receptions” according to his bio. With that resume, new Head Coach at Northern State Mike Schmidt should be excited about what the 175 lb. speeder is bringing to the table. Senior Year Hudl
30) Dylan Jones (6’0, 180 lbs.) Cambridge, Minn. DB. Redshirt Freshman. @DylanJones_6 SCSU->St. John’s University
Named to the All-Conference, All-District, and All-Section teams while at Cambridge-Isanti H.S., Jones will reunite with SCSU teammate Devin Vouk in Collegeville for the St. John’s Johnnies. The Johnnies are losing senior CB Chris Harris to graduation, and the 2X All-MIAC selection will be tough to replace in the defensive backfield. Jones could come in right away and help that DB room, and the Johnnies have made a good haul so far out of the SCSU bouncebacks.
31) Alex Toedter (6’3, 230 lbs.) Maple Lake, Minn. TE. Freshman. @tatortot2018 SCSU->Northern State University
Another Huskie transfer to end up in Aberdeen, the freshman TE Toedter totaled 2 tackles, .5 TFLs, and .5 sacks in 2019. The Maple Lake product will have three years of eligibility remaining and I’m excited to see how big he can get in Northern State’s new and upcoming state of the art weight room facility. Senior Year Maple Lake Hudl
32) Alex Folz (5’11, 200) Spring Grove, Minn. ATH. Sophomore. @alexfolz24 Crookston->Eastern New Mexico University
The Spring Grove native and graduate had a heckuva prep career as he was a “four-time letter winner for Basketball…Starting point guard…Ranked No. 3 on high school’s all-time three-point percentage…Led the team with top free throw percentage in 2015-2016 season…Named Team MVP in 2017…Earned 2017 Conference MVP…Starting Pitcher as a ninth grader..Earned a letter in baseball…Named All-Section for baseball and earned Team MVP…Led the team in batting average…Also led the Southeast Minnesota, in all divisions, in strikeouts with 87 his freshman season…Named MVP and best pitcher, along with best batter during his sophomore year…Earned best pitcher honors as a junior…Five-year varsity starter for football…Named First Team All-Conference…Folz earned First Team All-Region accolades…Named First Team All-Area for football…A First Team All-State pick at Spring Grove High School…Named District Back of the Year…Folz earned AP All-State honors…He was named the team MVP as a junior…He helped lead his high school team to a conference championship, sectional championship, and Minnesota State Championship as a junior…Holds 22 School records at Spring Grove…Helped lead his squad to two-straight State nine-man championships” according to his bio. Not bad, eh? After posting 60 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards, a receiving TD, 20 kick returns for 402 yards, six tackles, and a FR in 2019 the sophomore decided to transfer to Eastern New Mexico University (DII) in Portales, New Mexico. Freshman Campaign
33) Reece Walno (6’2, 260 lbs.) Spearfish, SD. DL. Redshirt Junior. @reecewalno Crookston->Chadron State
According to Crookston’s roster bio, “Walno played tight end and defensive end for Spearfish High School…As a junior, he had three catches for 46 yards…Helped block for over 1,700 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing during his junior season…Defensively, notched 32 tackles with one tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior…Had one fumble recovery as a senior for Spearfish High School…Earned a varsity letter as a sophomore at tight end…Helped block for over 2,500 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing during his senior year…He earned All-Black Hills Conference honors as a Defensive End…Named to South Dakota All-Star Team.” He notched 32 tackles, and 1.5 TFLs in 2019 and is heading to Division II rival Chadron State for the 2020 season. Sophomore Year Hudl
34) Wyatt Jentz (5’11, 280 lbs.) Hortonville, Wisco. DL. Sophomore. @jentz_92 SCSU->Northern State University
According to his SCSU roster bio, “Jentz was a four-year letter winner in football during his tme at Hortonville High School. He was a two-time all-conference honoree, earning first team honors as a senior in 2017, and was selected to both the Post Crescent Elite 11 list and to play in the WFCA All-Star game. Additionally Jentz was voted team captain and was a member of leadership council his senior season. Off the field, Jentz was a four-year honor roll student student.” He totaled 11 tackles, 4 TFLs, and 2 sacks in 2019 and will be a strong addition to the interior DL of Northern State. Wyatt Jentz SCSU
35) RECRUIT: Jacob Langevin (6’5, 240 lbs.) Cottage Grove, Minn. Senior in HS. @jacob_langevin Crookston commit->Benedictine University
The Park 2020 graduate committed to Crookston before the program was terminated, and after receiving a CSP offer prior to committing, Langevin found himself in desperate need of a home with an early signing day period looming large. After reopening his recruitment, Benedictine was the first to offer, followed by Dakota Wesleyan, Dakota State, Presentation, Lakeland, Concordia-Moorhead, McPherson College, Morningside College, and Upper Iowa. He committed to Benedictine a day ago, and should have a great career.
36) Justin Geisen (6’3, 240 lbs.) Mounds View, Minn. DL. @jsac11111 Crookston->William Penn University
37) Joe Muccio (6’3, 325 lbs.) Oak Creek, Wisco. Sophomore. OL. @joe_muccio SCSU->Minnesota State-Moorhead
Muccio appeared in 12 games in two years for the Huskies, and is the first Moorhead commit on the list thus far. A big olineman who has two years of eligibility remaining in the NSIC! RS Soph. SZN
38) Adam Stage (5’9, 180 lbs.) Appleton, Wisco. Junior. K. @adamstag SCSU->North Dakota
The second of the two SCSU transfers to wind up in Grand Forks, Stage was a First Team All-NSIC as a freshman and a All-Conference HM pick as a sophomore for the Huskies. As a freshman, he broke the school record for longest made field goal with a 55 yarder against UMary. His sophomore year, he was also a September, October and November finalist for the Fred Mitchel Award, which is given to the top place-kicker at the Division III, II and FCS level. He was 11 out of 19 in FGs with a long of 45 and one kicked blocked. He also had 52 KO attempts for 3,115 yards and was 27/27 on PATs. It will be fun watching him compete for UND.
39) Jayvon George (6’3, 220 lbs.) Brooklyn, New York. Redshirt Freshman. DL. @jayvon_george Crookston->New Haven University
According to his Crookston bio, George “went to High School at Erasmus Hall H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y…Was ranked the eighth-best recruit in the state of New York by MaxPreps…Posted a 3.4 GPA in high school…Helped Erasmus Hall H.S. to an 11-1 mark as a senior…Went to the same high school as fellow signee Tyrique Alston…Helped his team to PSAL High School Championship…Played in the Boomer Esiason Foundation All-Star Game…Served as team captain.” A great prep resume without a doubt, George picked up offers from William & Penn University, McPherson U, and New Haven before ultimately choosing the latter college. RS oksFreshman Year
40) Nathan Gimza (6’0, 165 lbs.) Chicago Ridge, Ill. Sophomore. WR. @gimza_nathan SCSU->Concordia-St. Paul
Gimza proved to be capable of NSIC play as he recorded 13 catches for 221 yards and a TD catch in his first year as a Huskie and nine catches for 103 yards and a TD in 2019. He’s joining a ton of fellow transfers in St. Paul for the Concordia Golden Bears. Freshman Hudl
41) Torrey Nalls (6’1, 192 lbs.) Chicago, Illinois. Sophomore. DB. @4_torrey SCSU->Morningside College
The Chicago native and Richards H.S. graduate recorded one tackle in three games his freshman season of 2018 and appeared in two games and recorded no statistics in 2019. After reopening his recruitment on December 10th he decided to commit to NAIA powerhouse Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Recruitment Hudl
42) Cole Tate (6’1, 175 lbs.) Milwaukee, Wisco. Redshirt Freshman. DB. @coletate11 SCSU->Riverside City College
The Milwaukee native is taking the junior college route after taking a redshirt year in 2018 and recording no statistics in 2019. He received an offer from Jayhawk Conference competitor Ellsworth Community College but decided to head to California and play for Riverside City College which produced former U of M QB and now UNLV LB Vic Varamontes. He football journey is far from over! Senior Year Hudl
43) RECRUIT: Dustin Sarvie (6’1, 215 lbs.) Buffalo, Minn. H.S. Senior. LB. @dustinsarvie4 SCSU Commit->Wayne State College
An All-District selection in 2019 as a LB for the powerful Buffalo team in Minnesota, Sarvie committed to the Huskies on September 29th of 2019, visited on the 8th of December, and then the program was terminated and news hit the media on December 10th. Tough break. However, he committed to NSIC rival Wayne State on January 13th. Senior Year HS Hudl
95) Dominic LaCombe (6’0, 190 lbs.) Plymouth, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. LB. @LacombeDominic SCSU->Concordia-St. Paul
The only notice of Lacombe committing to CSP was a change in his twitter bio, yet the former Providence Academy standout joined “the Huskies after a standout football and track and field career at Providence Academy. A team captain in both sports, LaCombe earned All-State honors as a sprinter and All-District honors as a linebacker in football. His father, Brad LaCombe played football at St. Cloud State from 1989-1993, earning All-Conference honors in 1991 and 1992.” He redshirted in 2019 and will have four years to play.
96) Austin Erdmann (6’0, 245 lbs.) Little Falls, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. DL. @Erdmann45 Crookston->Waldorf University
According to his bio, “Erdmann was a dual threat Linebacker-Running back while playing for Little Falls High School…Offensively, he rushed 398 yards and six touchdowns his senior season…In his junior year he won Special Teams Player of the Year for Little Falls while earning All District and Brainerd All Area…In his senior year, Erdmann won All-District Linebacker of the year…The St. Cloud Times and the Morrison County Record named him to their All-Area teams…In all-time statistics, Erdmann ranks fourth in Little Falls history for rushing along with third for touchdowns and yards per carry.” He had 43 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, and a sack in 2019 and committed to NAIA powerhouse Waldorf University on the 10th of January. RS Freshman SZN
97) Isaac Durand (6’4, 190 lbs.) Argyle, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. WR. @isaacdurand3 Crookston->Upper Iowa University
On the 9th of January the Stephen-Argyle Central H.S. graduate committed to the NSIC rival Upper Iowa Peacocks after receiving a Dakota State offer. As a prep, Durand “had 15 catches for 281 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior for Stephen-Argyle Central H.S…Durand averaged 18.7 yards per catch during his senior season…He also rushed twice for 25 yards…Defensively, he notched 36 tackles with four tackles for loss and two sacks for the Storm…Durand tallied one interception on the season…Earned All-State for track in 2019…An All-Conference pick for football in 2018.” He recorded no stats while at Crookston and will add some height and length to the Peacock WR room. http://www.hudl.com/video/3/12963988/5df16474f560030cf4c9f1a3
98) Sven Lukner (6’0, 270 lbs.) Sedro-Wolley, Wash. Freshman. OL. @svenlukner68 Crookston->Eastern New Mexico University
A freshman starter at Crookston who was a “three-time letter award winner in football…All-State nominee Football 2018-19…First team All-Conference offensive line 2018-19…2018-19 District Wrestler of the Year…Finished third in state in 2017 wrestling tournament…State runner up for wrestling in 2019” as a prep according to his Crookston roster bio. He received offers from Upper Iowa and Eastern New Mexico before committing to the Greyhounds, and will have 4 years to play 3. http://www.hudl.com/v/2CY5Xa
69) Justin Parisot (6’1, 265 lbs.) Kirkland, Ill. Junior. OL. @pair_of_socks63 Crookston->UW-River Falls
Another olineman who came in and made an immediate impact for the Golden Eagles, Parisot “played high school football for Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Illinois…During his time there he saw playing time on both the offensive and defensive lines…In his senior season he accumulated 38 tackles defensively…In his junior year, Parisot won Offensive Player of the Game against Mooseheart for his two pancake blocks, along with help paving the way for two 75 yard rushers and a combined five rushing touchdowns… He was a NAC First Team All-Conference offensive and defensive line, All Area 2nd team and All Area Honorable Mention.” As a freshman in 2018 he appeared in seven games with six starts at left and right guard and participated/started in all 10 games in 2019. He tweeted on the 22nd of January that he is continuing his career at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls! Welcome to #d3football. Sophomore Hudl
Open for Recruitment
44) Jonathan Casimir (6’1, 220) Bellingham, Wash. Redshirt Junior. QB. @jasimir12 Crookston->?
The JUCO QB redshirted in 2019 with the Golden Eagles and is looking for a new home. He has received offers form UM-Morris, Fort Lewis College, and Lakeland University. On his twitter account he says he has 3 years to play 3. Redshirt Hudl
45) Fidel Mendes (6’2, 300 lbs.) Long Beach, Cali. Senior. OL. @jrmendez99 Crookston->?
According to his Golden Eagles bio, the California native was a “two-time First Team All-Conference at Cerritos College (CA)…Second Team All-American as a sophomore…Went to high school at Jordan H.S., in Long Beach, Calif…A First Team All-Conference pick in high school…Earned All-State in college.” He has one year left to play and has received offers from Tabor College, Peru State College, Quincy University, and Dakota State. He tweeted in early January that he is staying at Crookston for a semester but his recruitment is still open and he will be ready to go come Fall of 2020! Junior Year Hudl
46) Free Borsey (6’0, 190 lbs.) Bellingham, Wash. Sophomore. Junior. DB. @BorseyFree Crookston->?
According to his Golden Eagles bio, Borsey – who has a sweet name – “played in 9 games for the Golden Eagles. He had 23 solo tackles, 13 assisted for a total of 36 and 1.5 tackles for loss. He had two kickoff returns against Wayne State for 11 yards. Prior to Minnesota Crookston: Played football at Whitworth University as a freshman…Competed at Lummi H.S…Was a First Team All-League selection at linebacker in 2015…Named First Team All-League at wide receiver in 2016, and as a defensive back…Named First Team All-Defense for basketball in 2017…Made All-State team in track and field in 2015…Was a 4x100m Champion and State Record Holder…Also a 4x100m Champion and State Record Holder.” He’s received offers from: Lake Erie College, Dickinson State, Tabor College, William Penn University, Morningside College, Presentation College, Lakeland U, McPherson College, Trinity International, and Eastern New Mexico. He has yet to commit! First Year Hudl
47) Osayi Onaghinor (5’10, 192 lbs.) Sacramento, Cali. Redshirt Senior. DB. @sayioso4 Sacramento City College->North Dakota->Crookston->?
According to his Golden Eagles bio, the Sacramento native “sat out one season at the University of North Dakota…Played junior college ball at Sacramento City College…As a sophomore, Onaghinor notched 16 tackles with two tackles for loss, one interception and two pass break-ups…He appeared in eight games as a defensive back during his sophomore campaign…Onaghinor tallied six tackles as a freshman with a half tackle for loss…Notched a half tackle for loss.” With one year remaining he has shown he can ball as he posted 41 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 1 sack, 2 FFs, 1 int., and 3 PBUs, in his 2019 campaign and has earned a scholarship offer from Eastern New Mexico University since reopening his recruitment. 2019 Hudl
48) Seth Maxey (6’4, 240 lbs.) Sioux City, Iowa. Redshirt Sophomore. @smaxey82 TE/DE. Crookston->?
You don’t see a lot of kids of the Iowa natives size being able to play multiple positions, but Maxey is a versatile athlete who has received offers from Midland University, Morningside College, the Northwestern Red Raiders, Briar Cliff, Presentation College, Dakota State, and was an All-Conference and All-District selection as a prep. RS First Year Hudl
49) Jordan Brown (6’3, 200 lbs.) Fayetteville, Georgia. Redshirt Freshman. LB. @JB2158228125 Crookston->?
The Georgia native redshirted his first year at Crookston and according to his bio he “played running back and linebacker for Central Christian H.S., in Sharpsburg, Ga. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year for his high school squad. Brown was an all-state, all-region, and all-county selection at Central Christian H.S. Brown also played basketball for his high school team.” He has since received a big-time PWO offer from Troy University and has various NSIC teams/coaches follow him such as Upper Iowa University. I unfortunately had trouble finding some film for the Georgia product.
50) Smidley St. Louis (5’11, 180 lbs.) Naples, Florida. Redshirt Freshman. DB. @smidley2 Crookston->?
According to his bio, St. Louis “played strong safety and wide receiver…As a senior, notched seven tackles…Named the Scout Team Player of the Week against Miami Edison H.S…Helped Naples H.S. to a 9-1 mark on the regular season and a 3-1 mark in the playoffs for an overall record of 12-2…Helped team to county and regional championship.” The Naples native has since received offers from Upper Iowa, William Penn U, Lake Erie College, Kentucky Christian, Presentation College, and Dakota State. Fall ’19 Hudl
51) Ziare Williams (6’2, 185 lbs.) Oakley, Cali. Redshirt Freshman. DB. @zailliams15 Crookston->?
The Cali native totaled 40 tackles and an interception as a senior in high school, and redshirted his first year in the Crookston program. He’s received a Lakeland U offer. Fall 2019 Hudl
52) Anfernee Cooper (5’11, 195 lbs.) Fort Worth, Texas. Redshirt Junior. DB. @Anferneecooper Crookston->?
Cooper had an impactful career for the Golden Eagles, as according to his roster bio as a “Redshirt Junior: appeared in 10 games for the Golden Eagles… Recoreded 18 solo and 9 assisted for a total of 27 tackles on the season. His best game was against Minot State where he tallied 4 solo and 1 assisted tackle. Cooper also returned 3 kickoffs for 35 yards, with a long of 14 yards. 2018 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started in all 11 games at cornerback for the Golden Eagles…Recorded 28 tackles and seven pass break-ups…Cooper returned eight kicks for a total of 95 yards…Returned a 20 yard kick against Augustana. 2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared and started in nine games for UMC… Had 25 total tackles and one tackle for loss… Cooper had two tackles and an interception against St. Cloud State.” He was a team captain as a prep and since reopening his recruitment he’s received offers from Dickinson State, Waldorf, Carroll College, UMary, McPherson College, Eastern New Mexico, and Trinity International. College Hudl
53) Izaiah Hatley (5’8, 150 lbs.) Ingelwood, Cali. Redshirt Freshman. DB. @getdoughzay Crookston->?
The Inglewood native, according to his bio, “went to Cathedral H.S., in Inglewood, Calif….Second Team All-League defensive back…Ranked as 83rd-best player in the state of California according to MaxPreps…Had four catches for 49 yards as a senior…Defensively, notched 22 tackles with one tackle for loss and one interception.” He has so far received offers from Ottawa U, Kentucky Christian, and Presentation College. Freshman Qualifier
54) Tyler Turriff (6’2, 210 lbs.) Onakaska, Wisconsin. Sophomore. ILB. @ty_all2s SCSU->?
The Wisconsin native appeared in six games as a freshman at SCSU and recorded two tackles but did not record any statistics in 2019. He has no reported offers but tweeted that his recruitment has reopened. Hudl
55) Tanner Teige (5’7, 150 lbs.) Big Lake, Minn. Junior. WR. @teigetanner SCSU->?
Big Lake native Tanner Teige made an immediate splash in the Huskies WR corps as a freshman when he, according to his bio, “as a first year in 2017, Teige appeared in nine games for the Huskies, primarily as wide receiver and kick/punt returner. Teige led the team in yards (369) and average yards/carry (21.7) on kick returns, and was also targeted five times as a receiver for 52 yards…In his second season with the Huskies, Tiege earned Academic All-Conference honors and appeared in all 11 for St. Cloud State as a wide receiver and kick/punt returner. He concluded the season with 147 receiving yards on 10 receptions, including a career and season-long 42-yard catch against Upper Iowa on October 20. As a returner, Tiege led the team in yards on kick off returns, tallying 293 total on 15 receptions for an average of 19.53 yards per game.” In 2019 he recorded 45 catches for 577 yards and 2 TDs, and surprisingly #12 for the Huskies has not reported any offers despite reopening his recruitment. College Hudl
56) Peyo Parker (6’1, 180 lbs.) Chicago, Ill. Sophomore. WR. @peyoparker23 SCSU->?
In 2019 the Wheaton North graduate caught four balls for 41 yards and a TD after appearing in two games as a wide receiver in 2018. He has no reported offers. FB Hudl
57) Louis Williams IV (6’0, 190 lbs.) Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Junior. DB. @louiswilliams22 SCSU->?
As a prep and according to his SCSU bio, Williams IV was “a two-time First Team All-Conference…named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior…had 14 total touchdowns from the quarterback position his senior year…ended his career with 127 tackles (91 solo and 36 assists), five tackles for loss, a sack and three interceptions…twice served as the team captain during his career…was an Honor Roll student…played football for Chad Holffmann at Messmer High School…also played baseball.” In 2018 for the Huskies he appeared in seven games and tallied two tackles. He has no reported offers and recorded no statistics for SCSU in 2019. Hudl
58) Jack Anderson (6’2, 220 lbs.) Minneapolis, Minn. Freshman. LB. @jackand81944872 Western Illinois->SCSU->?
A hammer of a LB and a Division I recruit out of the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn., Anderson had a great prep career that included, according to his bio, “Participating in football, track and field, basketball and powerlifting teams at Academy of Holy Angels … crowned a 2017 Class 4AAAA State Champion … named an All-Metro Dream Team Preseason Linebacker (2017) … a two-time all-district selection (2015-16) … earned the 2017 State Sportsmanship Award … finished high school career with 2,148 all-purpose yards, 34 total touchdowns and 139 tackles.” After redshirting as a LB at FCS Western Illinois, Anderson transferred closer to home and joined the Huskie program for his first season in 2019 where he recorded one tackle. He’s an impactful unsigned recruit with no reported offers whose looking for a home after a busy collegiate football career thus far. AHA Hudl
59) Nathan Coy (6’0, 198 lbs.) Sun Prairie, Wisco. Redshirt Junior. WR. @coy_boy22 Crookston->?
As a prep in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Coy “played wide receiver and defensive back for Sun Prairie High School…Tallied 14 catches for 296 yards with three touchdowns as a senior…Had 22 tackles with one sack, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Coy led Sun Prairie High School to an 8-2 mark during his senior season… Named Honorable Mention All-Area as defensive back…First Team All-Conference defensive back twice and Second Team All-Conference wide receiver once…Had 10 interceptions” according to his bio. As a freshman for the Golden Eagles, Coy played in seven games and had nine catches for 126 yards. He redshirted in 2018, but came back with a heckuva redshirt sophomore year in ‘19 as he totaled 40 catches for 542 yards and 2 TDs. He’s received offers from McPherson College and Clarke University since entering the transfer portal. Hudl
60) Dwayne (DJ) Wade (5’9, 170 lbs.) Evanston, Ill. Junior. DB. @dwadee29 SCSU->?
The 5’9 junior DB was a two-year letterwinner at Evanston Township H.S. in Illinois after playing two years at and transferring from Notre Dame College Prep (Ill.) In his 2014 Huskie freshman season, he “played in eight games for the Huskies during the 2014 season…recorded seven solo tackles…two pass break-ups…three solo tackles against Minot State (Nov. 8, 2014).” He since to record any stats but has two years of eligibility remaining and has yet to receive any offers according to his Twitter. https://twitter.com/dwadee29/status/1208548598776025088?s=21
61) Jordan Frieberg (6’2, 260 lbs.) Surprise, Arizona. Redshirt Junior. OL. @JordanFrieberg Crookston->Retired.
Unfortunately these program terminations do mean the end of a dream/career for some of these student-athletes, and the Arizona native Frieberg tweeted on December 19th that he will remain at Crookston for school but is hanging up the cleats and retiring from the game of football.
Thank you ?? pic.twitter.com/fdiijZiWfU
— jordan (@JordanFrieberg) December 19, 2019
62) Andy Groebner (6’1, 205 lbs.) Andover, Minn. Junior. WR. @andy_groebner Crookston->?
One of my favorite commits of Crookston’s 2018 recruiting class as the Andover native had an illustrious prep career that included playing the “running back and wide receiver positions….Groebner rushed for just 159 yards but carried 14 over the goal line for touchdowns over the eight game season…He also converted on 13 two-point conversions…At wide receiver, Groebner accumulated 929 yards through the regular season and playoffs hauling in 13 more touchdowns through the air…Groebner holds several records for Andover High School including most points in a game with 34, most receptions in a game with 35 and lastly most points scored in a season with 192…He was also selected to participate in the Elite Combine in Memphis as well as the High School All-American Bowl in Dallas.” He balled out, and contributed early and often for the Golden Eagles in his first year, as he “appeared in all 11 games with 10 starts at wide receiver for the Golden Eagles…Had a strong first season as he lead the team in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns…Groebner had 33 catches for 601 yards on the season…Rushed on 19 attempts for 30 yards…Threw and completed one 15 yard pass…He recorded six receptions for 126 yards and a 70 yard touchdown reception against Minot State…Groeber now ranks third for receptions in a game in Golden Eagles history…Named Offensive MVP as a freshman.” He had 19 catches for 232 yards in 2019, and tweeted on the 8th of January that he will be staying at Crookston for this second semester and is looking to transfer after that. He’ll be a big pickup for whatever school lands him. Crookston Hudl
63) Tristan Robbins (5’11, 180 lbs.) Muskegon, Mich. Junior. QB. @tristan_QB6 Crookston->?
One of Crookston’s signal-callers in 2019, the Michigan native led the team with 60 completions off 120 attempts for 861 yards, 5 TDs, and 10 interceptions. He added 111 rushes for 220 yards on the ground as well. After being an All-State HM pick at QB in Michigan, a 2x All-Conference honoree, and a three-sport captain at Mona Shores H.S., all of which helped him to receive a PWO from Kent State, Robbins came in in 2018 and “appeared in eight games for the Golden Eagles at quarterback and wide receiver…Robbins completed 14 passes out of the 27 thrown…Threw for a total of 185 passing yards and two touchdowns on the season…Rushed on 26 attempts for 108 yards…Robbins had 25 receiving yards on two receptions for the Golden Eagles.” He’s reported no offers since reopening his recruitment and has two years left to play. Sop. Year QB Hudl
64) Isaiah Mason (5’11, 175 lbs.) Baudette, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. WR. @zayzayninja Crookston->?
According to Crookston’s bio of the Baudette native, Mason was “Team MVP…All-District…Two-time state wrestling participant…Earned sixth place at state wrestling…An all-conference pick for football…Voted best running back on Lake of the Woods H.S. team.” He recorded no stats in 2019 and has received an offer from Lakeland University.
65) Mason Van Zeeland (6’2, 190 lbs.) Kaukauna, Wisco. Redshirt Freshman. WR. @masonzeeland SCSU->?
As a prep in Wisconsin, Van Zeeland had a successful career as he “was a three-time varsity letter winner and earned Offensive Team MVP, First Team All-Conference and All-Region accolades as a senior in addition to being named to the North All-Star team. In track and field, Van Zeeland was a two-year letter winner and named Male Athlete of the Year after his junior season.” After redshirting in 2018 and recording no statistics in ‘19 the Kaukauna native and graduate has seen his recruitment take off as Northern State, Northern Michigan, Concordia-St. Paul, Southwest Minnesota State, Dakota State, and Quincy U have all offered thus far. He has yet to commit! Senior Year Hudl
66) Jared Boone (6’0, 185 lbs.) Winnipeg, Manitoba. Redshirt Sophomore. WR. @jaredboone13 Crookston->?
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2019, Boone had his best game against Minnesota-Duluth when he recorded one catch for 24 yards. Prior to Crookston and according to his bio, the Winnipeg native was a “member of same high school team as former Golden Eagle Zach Greenberg becoming the third Grant Park Pirate to sign with the Golden Eagles in the last four years…At Grant Park, Boone played several positions including quarterback and wide receiver on offense, and cornerback defensively…In his early high school years, he was named Junior Varsity team MVP and was a league Offensive Player of the year nominee while earning All-Conference honors…In his senior year, he was named to the Winnipeg High School Football Leagues honor roll list while being nominated for All-Conference as well as the D’arcy Bain award…In his junior year he won Athlete of the Year at Grant Park while also being named one of the recipients for the high schools Jeff Collins memorial award…He earned the Grant Park Iron Man Award.” He has no reported offers. Crookston FB Hudl
67) Anthony Scott Putz (6’0, 245 lbs.) Kasota, Minn. Redshirt Sophomore. DL. @aputz01 Crookston->?
According to his bio, “Putz played on the defensive line for the St. Peter High School Saints…Putz was a four time varsity letter winner for football…Putz was a five year varsity letter winner for wrestling…He was a two time section champ in wrestling, and was named All-State in wrestling in 2017…He also lettered one year in baseball and track.” He recorded six tackles and a TFL in 2019 and holds an offer from Peru State College. Crookston Hudl
68) Ahmad Queider (6’2, 330 lbs.) Mableton, Georgia. Redshirt Senior. OL. @ahmadqueider Crookston->?
According to his bio, “Queider competed for Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minn. for the last two seasons. He helped the Norsemen to a 7-5 mark during the 2017 season. Queider aided Mesabi Range College as they made it to the MCAC State Championship Game in 2017. He helped the Norsemen to the 2017 Red Grange Bowl in Minooka, Ill. Queider was an All-MCAC First Team selection as a sophomore at Mesabi Range College. He was named 2017 NJCAA Region XIII Football All-Region. He competed on the high school level at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia.” He redshirted in 2018, played in eight games in 2019, and has an offer from Peru State College. Hudl
70) LaDerek McCray (5’11, 190 lbs.) McComb, Miss. Redshirt Senior. LB. @_UnSpoken6 Southwest Mississippi->Crookston->?
The Mississippi native played two years of junior college ball where he “played at linebacker as a freshman for Southwest Mississippi Community College…McCray notched 31 solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles on the season…He notched one sack and three tackles for loss…In addition, McCray had one forced fumble and one pass break-up…Played prep ball for McComb High School in McComb, Miss., where he also played linebcker…He helped lead his team to a 7-4 mark as a senior…McCray was a two-time Player of the Week for his junior college team…He was a two-time track champion in high school.” He had a productive redshirt junior year in 2017 as he posted four tackles in four games and improved upon that year with a 18 tackle season in ’18 that also included an interception vs. Minnesota-Duluth. In 2019 he recorded 41 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, and an interception. He has one year of eligibility remaining and has reported no offers at this time.
71) Rob Kraklow (6’3, 304 lbs.) Mukwonago, Wisco. Junior. OL. @robkraklow Northern Illinois->SCSU->?
Kraklow was an All-Conference HM guard as a Wisconsin prep on his state quarterfinal reaching Mukwonago team, and after his senior year he left for Dekalb, Illinois where he played two years at Northern Illinois University. He transferred to SCSU in the spring of 2017 and appeared in three games while starting two in the fall of ’17. In his second season with the Huskies in 2018 he was named All-NSIC HM. He improved upon his game in 2019 as he was named Second Team All-NSIC as a guard, and should be a hot commodity on the recruiting trail, yet has not publicly stated any offers. I really hope the Wisco. native finds a new home in 2020. ’19-20 SCSU
72) Xavier Mullins (5’7, 167 lbs.) West Allis, Wisco. Sophomore. WR. @xavier_mullins SCSU->?
The sophomore recorded 14 catches for 161 yards in 2019 and has reported no official offers since reopening recruitment on December 11th. Recruitment Tape
73) Mitchell Pelkey (6’0, 235 lbs.) Hermantown, Minn. Sophomore. DL. @bigpelk19 SCSU->?
Big #91 for the Huskies recorded one tackle in 2018 and one tackle in 2019 and will have two years of eligibility remaining if he finds a new home to play ball at. He’s reported no offers thus far. Spring Ball
74) Wesley Jefferies (6’4, 295 lbs.) Salisbury, North Carolina. Redshirt Senior. DL. @WMJ_4x Feather River CC->North Dakota->Crookston-?
The big dlineman has one year of eligibility remaining and can make an instant impact on a defensive line as the 295 lber. “played one year at University of North Dakota as an offensive lineman, while redshirting…Transferred to North Dakota from Feather River College in Quincy, Calif…Played defensive line as a sophomore at Feather River College…Jefferies notched 12 tackles, a half sack, and two tackles for loss…As a freshman, Jefferies tallied 22 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss…Played his high school football at North Rowan H.S., in Spencer, N.C.” In 2019 he posted 20 tackles and 3 TFLs with a fumble recovery and has offers from Lake Erie, Mississippi College, Shaw University, Virgina State, Dakota State, Wayland Baptist, and Lincoln University (PA) . RS Junior Season
75) Paris Howell (6’1, 175 lbs.) Brookfield, Wisco. Sophomore. WR. @paris_howell15 SCSU->?
After a redshirt season in 2017, Howell made a strong 2018 impression as he “appeared in four games as a running back and wide receiver. He made the first start of his career against Bemidji State on October 27 and rushed for a career high 15 yards with one touchdown in the game. Howell finished the season with 25 rush yards and one rushing touchdown.” In 2019 he had two catches for 14 yards and 44 rushing attempts for 211 yards and a TD. Since reopening his recruitment he received a Southwest Minnesota State offer from Coach Cory Suter. RS Sophomore Season
76) Max Plunkett (6’2, 190 lbs.) Superior, Wisco. Redshirt Freshman. WR. @plunkettmax SCSU->?
Finishing his Huskie career as a RS Freshman, the Superior native rushed once for 16 yards and had 13 catches for 119 yards and a TD. He’s reported no offers and has three years remaining to play. Freshman Year Campaign
77) Zach Gutterud (5’10, 210 lbs.) Grand Forks, ND. Redshirt Junior. LB. @zgutterud Crookston->?
Had 20 tackles as a LB in 2019 for the Golden Eagles, and two tackles in four games in 2018. He has two years remaining of eligibility and has reported no offers. Sophomore SZN
78) RECRUIT: Connor Frasier (5’11, 200 lbs.) McFarland, Wisco. H.S. Senior. LB. @connorfrasier2
Frasier, a Wisconsin native who is a 3x All-Conference selection, committed to the Golden Eagles on December 4th, only six days before the programs were cut. He has since been offered by Lakeland U, and Robert Morris University. He still has some time before he needs to make a decision as well. Senior Season Hudl
79) Wyatt K. Shedrick III (5’10, 165 lbs.) Scottsdale, AZ. Redshirt Freshman. WR/KR/PR @wyattshedrick3 Crookston->?
Shedrick went to one of Arizona’s most powerful high school programs in Saguaro H.S., and has three years to play after redshirting in 2018 and not recording any stats in 2019! He’s received an offer from Ottawa University. RS Freshman Hudl
80) Hassan Madkour (6’0, 284 lbs.) Wayzata, Minn. H.S. Senior. @Hmadkour_74
Was at one point committed to Crookston and hasn’t received any offers since the program was terminated. He is open for recruitment. Senior Year HS
81) Tyrique Alston (5’11, 195 lbs.) Ewing, New Jersey. Redshirt Freshman. QB. @casanova_124 Crookston->?
A New Jersey native who recorded a 6.38 in the 60M dash as a prep, “Alston was the eighth-best recruit in New York…Has played on Varsity for three seasons…Attended Erasmus Hall H.S…Alston will also compete in baseball for the Golden Eagles…Alston previously attended Ewing High School in New Jersey…Alston passed for 397 yards as a junior with three touchdown passes…He also ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns and caught one pass for 12 yards.” He redshirted his initial year in Crookston in 2019, has four years to play, and has reported no offers. HUDL
82) Ricky Soto (6’0, 285 lbs.) Coon Rapids, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. DL. @rickybobbysoto SCSU->?
An All-Conference honoree in both football and track as a prep at Coon Rapids H.S., Soto redshirted in 2018 and recorded 15 tackles and 1.5 TFLs in 2019. He has three years remaining and has zero reported offers. SCSU Hudl
83) Sam Jordan (5’10, 170 lbs.) Emily, Minn. Redshirt Freshman. WR. @samjordan2184 Crookston->?
A redshirt in ‘19 who has four years of eligibility remaining, Jordan is a Crosby-Ironton graduate who according to his bio: “Played football and basketball at Crosby-Ironton H.S…Had 10 catches for 59 yards as a senior…Tallied 11 tackles with three tackles for loss for Crosby-Ironton H.S...Helped his basketball team to a great season as a senior, with a 23-5 mark…Also played baseball.” He’s reported no offers as of yet. HS Hudl
84) Chris Daniels (6’5, 225 lbs.) Cedar Grove, Wisco. Redshirt Freshman. DL. @chris72332896 Crookston->?
A recruit I really like you has a low profile is Cedar Grove, Wisconsin native Chris Daniels. He’s got a heckuva prep resume, as according to his bio he was “First Team All-Conference…First Team All-Region as a Senior…First Team All-Conference as a junior…Helped his high school team to a 9-2 mark…Played defensive end and tight end for Cedar Grove-Belgium H.S…Had 50 tackles as a senior with two sacks and seven tackles for loss…As a junior, had 84 tackles with 14 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks…Had two forced fumbles during his junior season…He played his whole senior year with a torn ACL…Named team Lineman of the Year.” He’s reported no offers and is open to recruitment with four years of eligibility spending 2019 as a redshirt. Crookston Hudl
85) Dileita Dileita (5’10, 150 lbs.) Fargo, North Dakota. Redshirt Freshman. DB. @tumblr1246 Crookston->?
Coming out of a North Dakota competitive squad like West Fargo Sheyenne, Dileita was “Ranked as the seventh-best recruit in the state of North Dakota…Helped Sheyenne to a 9-2 mark on the 2018 season…Led West Fargo Sheyenne to the Class AAA semifinal game as a senior.” He redshirted in 2019 and has four years of eligibility remaining. He’s also reported no offers. http://www.hudl.com/v/2AuhrH
86) Brendan Kruchowski (6’2, 220 lbs.) Park Rapids, Minn. Freshman. LB. @BrendanKruchow1 Crookston->?
Brendan was “Named Defensive Most Valuable Player, and earned Special Teams Award as a senior for Park Rapids Area H.S…Also played baseball and hockey…As a senior, notched 61 tackles with one tackle for loss for the Panthers…Had three sacks as a senior…Caused two fumbles…Earned the Most Improved Baseball player award in 2017 and 2018” according to his bio. He notched no stats in 2019 for the Golden Eagles and has four years to play. He has no reported offers as well, but has some D3 and other level of coaches following him.
87) Joseph Eubanks (6’0, 205) Gilbert, Arizona. Senior. RB. @josepheubanks34 Phoenix College->Crookston->?
An Arizona hammer who “played two years at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz…He rushed 11 times for 19 yards during his sophomore season…Eubanks caught three passes for two yards during his sophomore season…As a freshman at Phoenix College he played linebacker…had eight tackles and two tackles for loss in five games…He played as a prep at Mesquite H.S., in Gilbert, Ariz…Eubanks rushed 188 times for 1,010 yards as a senior with 10 touchdowns…Had five catches for 36 yards as a senior…At linebacker, tallied 73 tackles with five tackles for loss and two sacks during his senior season at Mesquite H.S…He was named the Offensive Player of the Year at Mesquite H.S… served as team captain for his high school” according to his bio and has a year of eligibility remaining after rushing 36 times for 104 yards in 2019 to go along with three tackles. He has no reported offers. HUDL
88) Eric Bridges (6’0, 170 lbs.) Beloit, Wisco. Freshman. RB. @ericbridgesjr19 SCSU->?
According to his SCSU roster bio, the Memorial H.S. grad “earned multiple awards as a dual sport athlete at Beloit Memorial. In football, Bridges was a two-time Big Eight Honorable Mention honoree for his play at running back and also earned accolades for his performances in track and field, as he was a three-year captain and two-time sprinter of the year.” He made an imprint as a freshman as he had nine rushes for 59 yards in 2019 and will have three years of eligibility remaining. He’s reported no offers. Hudl
89) Alex Adams (6’3, 205 lbs.) Wheaton, Illinois. Sophomore. WR. @adams14alex UW-Stevens Point->SCSU->?
Another potentially positive storyline from this unfortunate situation is 6’3, 205 lb. WR Alex Adams. An All-Conference HM pick as a high schooler at Wheaton North, Adams originally enrolled to play football at UW-Stevens Point, but he bet on himself and moved up a division to join the Huskies roster in 2019. After recording no statistics and reopening his recruitment in December, Adams’ recruitment has blown up and he’s received a D1 offer from Valparaiso University, a PWO from D1 Eastern Illinois, and offers from Southwest Minnesota State, Judson, and Quincy. He could find himself on a Division 1 roster after these terminations, some light in a bleak situation. HUDL
90) Kyler Kluge (6’1, 185 lbs.) Eden Prairie, Minn. Sophomore. DB. @kylerkluge SCSU->?
I really liked Kluge’s senior year Hudl at Eden Prairie H.S. (EP Hudl) on yet another state championship run for one of Minnesota’s best football squads, and he proved to be worth the hype as he appeared in seven games and recorded three tackles as a true freshman and two tackles in six games in 2019. As a prep, according to his SCSU bio, Kluge “was an all-conference player in both football and basketball during his career with Eden Prairie. With the football team, Kluge was a 3x letter winner and earned First Team All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors his senior season. In 2017, he captained the Eagles to the 6A state championship title, thanks to a 38-17 victory over Minnetonka. Kluge also made state tournament appearances in football in 2015 and 2016 with the Eagles. In the sport of basketball, Kluge broke the school’s 27 year-old-record for single-season assists.” Not bad, and #7 for the Huskies and has reported zero offers or a commitment since the program has been cut.
91) Cade Osborn (6’1, 175 lbs.) Eau Claire, Wisco. Freshman. DB. @osborn_cade01 SCSU->?
According to his bio, “Osborn put together an outstanding career at Regis High School. In four years, Osborn was a two-time First Team All-Conference, All-Northwest and All City honoree. As a senior, he was voted team captain and was named Regis’ Defensive Player of the Year in addition to earning All-State Honorable Mention accolades. Off the field, Osborn was a four-year Presidential Award recipient, served as Class President and President of Student Council and was a member of pep club, Spanish club, math team and National Honors Society.” He redshirted in 2019 and has four years to play. According to his twitter he has not received any offers. Senior Year Hudl
92) Kaiser Kastner (6’2, 228 lbs.) Greenfield, Wisco. Junior. OLB. @kaiser_kastner SCSU->?
A contributor to the St. Cloud team since his freshman year in 2017 when he appeared in eight games and recorded four tackles. He stepped it up in 2018 with nine tackles and a blocked kick in nine games and in 2019 had seven tackles and 2.5 TFLs. According to his bio, as a prep he was “a three-time All-Conference selection…served as team captain…an All-Suburban and Honorable Mention All-State … Had 99 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks and three fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown in his career…was also a state champ in rugby…Honor Roll student…selected to play in Wisconsin Football All-Star game.” UMary Hudl
93) Charley LaCivita (6’4, 216 lbs.) Downers Grove, Ill. Sophomore. TE. @Lacivitacharley SCSU->?
The Illinois native has appeared in nine games in two seasons for the Huskies. Senior Year Hudl
94) Ethan Parker (5’11, 185 lbs.) Boise, Idaho. Redshirt Senior. Punter. @ethanparker324 SCSU->?
Another interesting story out of this whole ordeal, the grad student Parker made “his collegiate kicking debut with the Huskies after punting and kicking recreationally throughout his life. As a student at the University of Idaho, Parker was a Dean’s List student while maintaining a GPA of 3.3. He received the Farmhouse Fraternity Centennial Scholarship during his undergraduate career and will join the St. Cloud State roster as a graduate student.” He still has eligibility remaining and has reported no offers.