A surely bittersweet week for a former St. Cloud State Husky standout ended with him finding a new home and a fresh start.
Devon Krzanowski, a junior linebacker from Fond Du Lac, WI, committed to UND on Sunday – capping off a rollercoaster of a week for the young man.
Krzanowski was probably the most sought after player on the St. Cloud roster after putting up an all-conference year in 2019. At 6’1″-225, he has good size and speed to play ILB at the FCS level. In 2019, Krzanowski registered 72 tackles, 9.5 TFL’s and 4.5 sacks, & 1 INT. He was the leading tackler on the team.
He will be joining UND at semester break meaning he will workout with the team all winter and be a part of spring ball, which is obviously huge for his development the Hawks 3-4 system. Krzanowski will be able to play immediately and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Krzanowski is a big addition for DC Eric Schmidt for a variety of reasons. He adds experience to a depleted ILB group that lost Donnell Rodgers and Tyrone Vrede to graduation. Krzanowski also brings solid talent to a position that needs playmakers as evidenced by Rodgers play this past year. A cerebral, talented ILB can change games and UND will need to find out who’s going to be that guy in 2020.
We look for junior Noah Larson to possibly move over to the strongside ILB position, while sophomore Caden White and Krzanowski man the weakside.