Our 2021 recruiting page lists all the offers that UND has put out thus far. Total offers to quarterbacks? One.
It doesn’t take long to see who OC Danny Freund targeted as his top QB prospect for the Class of 2021.
Freund got his man when Trey Feeney made the decision to be a Hawk on Thursday. The 6’2″-190 lefty gunslinger from Moorhead, MN will be the third Spud on the roster, joining Otis Weah and Brady Leach. Former Spud Jade Lawrence graduated this past season. Also, it should be noted that UND Head of Strength and Conditioning Nate Baukol is a Moorhead product, as well.
— Trey Feeney (@FeeneyTrey) May 28, 2020
In 2019, Feeney threw for 2,968 yards and 29 TD’s vs only 6 INT’s. He completed 226 out of 317 attempts – an outstanding 71% completion percentage. Feeney also ran for 492 yards and 13 TD’s and is also an excellent all-around athlete, participating in baseball and basketball.
It’s quite apparent that Feeney is the son of a coach. He is very decisive in the pocket and has solid mechanics, which include a quick release. His offense appears to be similar to what UND is running now with a lot of shotgun/zone stuff where they get the ball out quick. Feeney also runs the ball effectively via QB draws – he reminds us a bit of current UND QB Tommy Schuster in his elusiveness – a shifty, slippery runner that can make guys miss. From everything I have been told by people in Fargo/Moorhead, Feeney is just one of those kids that’s a winner, a “gamer” so to speak.
His father, Kevin, played at NDSU from 1995-1998 and was a standout QB for the NDSU. Having played against Kevin during those years, I know firsthand he was a very intelligent, competitive and elusive guy himself. Kevin is currently Trey’s head coach at Moorhead High School. It should be noted that Trey’s uncle Steve Feeney played at UND from 1987-1990.
Feeney will join a youthful QB room that consists of the aforementioned redshirt freshman Schuster, true freshman Reid Neal, and true freshman Quincy Vaughn. But, competition breeds success and it will be a daily battle with all those talented youngsters going at it.
I previously mentioned that his father played for NDSU. In the 2020 class, UND signed Bo Belquist, who’s father played at NDSU also. On the flip side, NDSU signed Hunter Poncius. His father played at UND in the mid-90’s. I know the rivalry is fierce amongst fans & alums but kids are smart and obviously are getting sound advice, such as “do what’s best for you and what feel’s most comfortable to you”.
You’re the one that has to spend 5 years on that campus, not me. I was told that line 24 years ago by my Dad who……you guessed it…….played basketball at NDSU.
Feeney is the second commit to the Class of 2021.
Cover photo courtesy of Prep Redzone.