This summer’s recruiting season was a whirlwind for the Class of 2022.  However, the frantic criss-crossing all over the countryside will be coming to an end soon and the dust will settle for college programs.

Rumors

When the NCAA opened the typical recruiting cycle back up again on June 1st it created a frenzy across the country not only for recruits, but programs trying to get as many kids on campus as possible. The Hawks decided to run three flagship camps this summer to achieve that goal.

The decision to run this third and final camp in mid-July may turn out to be a wise one.

There are still a bunch of uncommitted seniors-to-be and UND is expected to have north of 200 campers this Saturday at the Fritz Pollard Indoor Facility.

The following are some names that we have come across as attending UND this weekend as either a camper or visitor:

  • S Mark Cannon – 6’3”-195 – Evanston High School (IL)
  • S Deven Magli – 6’1“-190 – DeForest High School (WI)
  • CB Jamal Dixon – 6’1″-180 – Moorhead High School (MN)
  • WR Gavin Smith – 5’11”-190 – Notre Dame Prep (AZ)
  • LB Zach Gloudeman – 6’2″-210 – River Valley High School (WI)
  • LB Paine Parks – 6’3″-215 – Red River High School (ND)
  • WR Armani Turner – 5’8″-160 – Hazelwood Central High School (MO)

The Hawks currently have four commitments to the Class of 2022.  The class can be seen here.

I would expect UND’s class to be much smaller than previous classes due to covid rule changes that allowed players to return for another free year.  Less scholarship available = less recruits.

A typical class is around 22-25.  I would say this class could be around 15-17 players total.

One caveat is teams can go over their allotted 63 scholarships in 2021 due to covid but that’s a slippery slope as I believe they must be back down to the 63 limit by 2022 season.  Cuts would need to be made next summer and that is never a good thing.