In my previous post I wrote about UND receiving their earliest commitment ever in Park River product Sam Hagen. A junior committing this early to an FCS school was definitely unique but in hindsight it may have been a sign of things to come. UND AD Bill Chaves recently announced that “all University-sponsored summer events
The times they are a changin’ when it comes to college football recruiting – once again. We have talked about this before when discussing the summer recruiting calendar and it’s effect on early commits. June/July had become the hot months for snatching up recruits before the high school & college seasons begin. Now it’s even
A much anticipated group of student-athletes have signed on the line that is dotted and are now Fighting Hawks. There was a bit of drama this year vs. zero last year but it was all in a good way. All of the commits stayed true to UND, plus Coach Bubba Schweigert was able to add
In what is a bit of a unique recruiting season, UND will be holding their only recruiting weekend before the early signing day this coming Saturday & Sunday. Typically, they would hold two weekends before the new early signing period but with the late Thanksgiving and making the playoffs it didn’t work out that way.
Even though the season is underway, recruiting never stops in the world of college football. This proved true again as UND received a commitment from Kason Kelley of Millard North High School on Tuesday. Kelley, 6’2″-220, is projected as an inside linebacker at the collegiate level. Kelley is the 5th linebacker commitment to this class.
The final Elite Camp of the summer produced again on Sunday with the commitment of Illinois linebacker Quinn Urwiler. Urwiler, 6’0″-180, is a native of Batavia, Illinois, playing outside linebacker &running back/wildcat for the powerhouse Batavia Bulldogs football team. The Bulldogs were the 2017 7A state champions and lost in the semi-finals last season. We
The Hawks don’t typically venture too far south when it comes to recruiting – especially in June/July. However, when a playmaker like Jack Wright pops up on your radar you make an exception. Wright, a 5’11-175 wide receiver dynamo out of Regent Prep School in Tulsa, OK, committed to Coach Bubba Schweigert on Tuesday after
The ever-growing list of commitments to the UND Football program has now ballooned to 13 in recent days. CB Sam Robertson of Wayzata High School (MN) committed to the Hawks on June 25. Robertson, 6’1″-175, is the first cornerback in this class but we fully expect them to add several more. UND is losing senior
If there is one position group that’s vital to success in the sport of football it’s the offensive line. The best teams typically have a solid-to-dominant offensive line. UND is undoubtedly aware of that based on their most recent commitments. On June 6th the Hawks got their first offensive line commit in Waconia, MN product
Getting a commitment in early June could be termed as ‘unique’ for the UND Football program. That being said, times are changing in the recruiting world and commitments like the one Bubba Schweigert received yesterday (June 4th) may be more common as the years go on. Standout TE/WR Elijah Klein of Mandan High School decided
Recruiting is a year-round venture these days for college football coaches and the most crucial time period of that cycle is currently underway. The recruiting camp season has kicked in full-gear around the country and the UND staff currently is spread out around the upper midwest evaluating prospects. We have compiled a list of camps
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
The Sunday before Signing Day is always a nerve-racking night for football staffs across the country. They typically find out their fate with the few coveted recruits who have not committed at that point. Last night Bubba Schweigert and DC Eric Schmidt found themselves on the receiving end of great news as CB Samuel Fort
The Class of 2019 is almost complete. At least the early version, that is. Bubba Schweigert and staff will be hosting their first official recruiting weekend starting today. They expect to have around 19 kids on visit, which is fairly large. The reason for the large class, however, is that it’s mostly made up of
Why wouldn’t UND get three more commitments on Tuesday. I mean, they only had 16 coming into the day. In what has been an extremely unique recruiting season, Coach Bubba Schweigert and staff just pushed their commitment total to 19 and it’s only July 25th. OL Colin Lavell of Legend High School in Parker, CO pulled the
A name that long-time UND football fans are familiar with has pledged his commitment to the program. Luke Lennon, nephew of legendary UND football coach Dale Lennon, recently visited the UND campus and it was on that unofficial visit that he gave Bubba Schweigert his verbal commitment to be a part of the Fighting Hawks
Over a two day span last week the UND Football program added a couple key pieces that they hope will continue them on their journey to the top of the FCS landscape. In a bit of a surprise, former Sacramento State quarterback Nate Ketteringham confirmed that he is going to transfer to UND for this coming season. Ketteringham
The end is near. The long, winding recruiting season will come to a conclusion next Wednesday when official papers are signed. In the mean time, UND will be hosting a mix of current commits and potential commits this weekend, the last of the year. Here are the names we have compiled as visiting: Hayden Reynolds
First off, we believe this is the best recruiting job Bubba Schweigert and his staff have done since their arrival in Grand Forks back in January, 2014. It’s their third class of recruits and in our opinion, the deepest. That’s saying something given the success of last year’s class, which so far has shown huge
Signing Day will finally be here tomorrow and there will be a full slate of coverage by the UND Media Department. Once again, it appears their coverage will be second to none with live staff interviews all morning that lead into Coach Schweigert’s press conference at 1:30pm. UND Signing Day Info
UND gained another offensive line commitment over the weekend when Sean Russo of ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, CO gave them word he is coming to Grand Forks. Russo, 6’6″-270, could be either a tackle or guard in college. He has a big frame and plays very aggressively. Does a nice job finishing blocks.
Now that that long holiday break is over, football programs around the country are getting back into full-time recruiting. The dead period ended yesterday and recruiting is essentially “on” until National Signing Day-February 3rd. UND will host an official visit weekend today-Sunday. All indications point to UND only trying to garner commits from a couple more
The “first-half”, so to speak, of the winter recruiting period for FCS football has come and gone. Coaches will not be allowed any in-person contact with recruits from December 21-January 3rd. Then, recruiting will pick up again until Signing Day on February 3rd. UPDATE: Here is where UND currently sits as far as verbal commitments
The UND Football team continued their strong recruiting season by picking up a pair of commitments on Wednesday night. We believe both are projected to play OLB in the 3-4 base UND defense. Jaxson Turner is a 6’2″-200 athlete who played at Esko High School in Esko, MN. Turner lined up at WR, RB, S, CB
UND held their second recruiting weekend and it produced another verbal commitment. OL Ryan Tobin of Muskego, WI gave UND his pledge on Saturday after being offered. Tobin is commitment #14 to the Class of 2016. Tobin, 6’5″-280, plays for Muskego High School, who went 10-2 this past season in the powerhouse Classic 8 conference.