Even though we are currently in the football abyss, it seems there are always things going on. This day and age of college athletics has turned into a year round effort for coaches with recruiting being the biggest change.
The UND staff has been out on the road doing spring recruiting for soon-to-be seniors and have extended several offers as of late. All of the offers to those athletes can be seen on our 2020 Recruiting page.
The most recent offer was to Red River High School standout offensive lineman Peyton Lotysz, the son of former Sioux/Jets OL Greg Lotysz. From everything we have heard, Lotysz is regarded as the best lineman in the state of ND for the 2020 class.
At 6’2″-250, Peyton projects as an interior offensive lineman in college, with center being an option because of his solid feet and agility. Being Lotysz is a legacy kid & also regarded as the top OL in the state, we would assume he is a high priority for the Hawks.
— Peyton Lotysz (@PLotysz) May 9, 2019
The UND staff has been out hitting up the area combines and showcases lately. They attended both the Wisconsin Coaches Association & Minnesota Coaches Association combines, along with the Lemming Showcase down in Chicago. These are legit combines run by reputable people and give the staff an idea of how a player moves/tests before the summer camp season kicks in.
Former UND CB Deion Harris will be attending the Washington Redskins mini-camp today through Sunday. The goal for Harris will be to earn a contract, which puts him on the official roster.
Former Hawks RB Brady Oliveira was recently taken in the second round of the CFL draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
This is about where the hometown kid was slotted go. Oliveira will now have a chance to learn from fellow Oak Park High School (Winnipeg) product Andrew Harris, who the is the incumbent at RB for the Bombers. You can see the excitement in Oliveira’s face as he speaks about being selected by his favorite team.
The Bombers begin their preseason schedule on May 31 at home vs. Edmonton.
"Waking up this morning, being a Winnipeg Blue Bomber… it's like a dream come true."
— WPG Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) May 3, 2019