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Football team announces 2014 signing day class
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Updated: Friday 02/07/2014 12:16:02 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Head coach Bubba Schweigert has 27 new additions to his North Dakota football roster following the arrival of National Signing Day. Twenty-one of those players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, while the remaining six were guaranteed a roster spot for fall camp and committed to playing collegiately for UND.

CLASS BREAKDOWN
By Postion: Quarterbacks (1), Running Backs/Fullbacks (2), Wide Receivers (3), Tight Ends (1), Offensive Linemen (5), Defensive Linemen (4), Linebackers (3), Defensive Backs (4), Punters (1), Placekickers (2), Long Snapper (1)

By State: Arizona (1), California (1), Florida (1), Illinois (3), Michigan (2), Minnesota (9), Missouri (2), North Dakota (3), Wisconsin (5)


*Listed in order that NLIs were received

BRANDON WALKER
- Highlights
WR, 6-2, 185
Flint, Mich. (Carman-Ainsworth HS)
High School Coach: Nate Williams
Earned All-Saginaw Valley League first team honors after catching 20 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns as a senior … Also had four interceptions … Also an all-conference performer as a sophomore and junior … Son of Shannon and Nakeysha Walker.
NLI received at 7:09 a.m. CT

CHRIS CARTER- Highlights
CB, 5-10, 190
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice HS)
High School Coach: Al Fracassa
Earned All-Catholic League honors as a safety following junior season and cornerback during senior season … Totaled 52 tackles and 10 pass break-ups during perfect 14-0 season as a senior … Helped lead team to three consecutive Michigan Division 2 state titles … Son of Melvin and Tracei Carter.
NLI received at 7:36 a.m. CT

DREW GREELY- Highlights
DE, 6-3, 225
Wayzata, Minn. (Wayzata HS)
High School Coach: Brad Anderson
All-Lake Conference honorable mention honoree as a junior and senior … Earned Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team honors after posting 45 tackles and three sacks as a senior … Had 55 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a junior … Son of Troy and Cheryl Greely.
NLI received at 7:37 a.m. CT

BRANDON DRANKA- Highlights
DE, 6-2, 235
Huntley, Ill. (Huntley HS)
High School Coach: John Hart
Earned Fox Valley All-Conference first team honors after totaling 55 tackles and 11.5 sacks as a senior … Also forced four fumbles and recovered two … Earned honorable mention all-state accolades … Honor Roll in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 … Son of Mike and Ala Melco.
NLI received at 7:49 a.m. CT

KEATON STUDSRUD - Highlights
QB, 6-1, 185
St. Louis Park, Minn. (Benilde St. Margarets)
High School Coach: Jon Hanks
Threw for 1,555 yards and 18 touchdowns during senior season, also rushed for 797 yards and 10 scores en route to earning North Suburban Conference MVP honors and Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro second team honors … As a three-year starter at quarterback, accounted for more than 6,000 combined rushing and passing yards during prep career … Also earned North Suburban All-Conference honors as a junior and was all-metro honorable mention … Team captain on both football and baseball teams as a senior … Also a three-year starter shortstop …Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013 … Son of Jason and Patty Studsrud.
NLI received at 8:08 a.m. CT

ADAM STINER- Highlights
OL, 6-6, 280
Verona, Wis. (Verona HS)
High School Coach: Dave Richardson
Two-time All-Big Eight Conference first-team selection and earned all-area honorable mention honors as a senior … Also an all-conference performer in the discus as a junior … Member of the National Honor Society and received high honors all four years of high school … Son of Brad and Ellen Stiner.
NLI received at 8:12 a.m. CT

REID TAUBENHEIM- Highlights
PK, 6-1, 185
Farmington, Minn. (Farmington HS)
High School Coach: Brian Helmstetter
2013 First Team Minnesota Football Coaches Association All-State ... Minneapolis Star Tribune First Team All-Metro 5-for-7 as a senior on field goals ... 2012 Honorable Mention All-State, made 9-of-10 field goals and holds Minnesota state record for field goals made in a game (4), school record for field goals in a season (9) and longest field goal made in school history (48 yards) … Son of Troy and Kris Taubenheim.
NLI received at 8:22 a.m. CT

AUSTIN CIESLAK - Highlights
OL/DL, 6-4, 250
Hazen, N.D. (Hazen HS)
High School Coach: Rick Philion
Earned Class A All-State honors en route to leading Hazen to the state title as a senior … Named to the All-Region 4 Team and named the Class A and Region 4 Senior Athlete of the Year after recording 48 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and three interceptions … Son of Sheldon and Joni Cieslak.
NLI received at 8:29 a.m. CT

JOSIAH MONTAGUE- Highlights
DB, 5-11, 180
Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)
High School Coach: Dave Nelson
Earned two letters as a cornerback and safety … Finished senior season with 61 total tackles, including 30 solo stops … Also had seven pass deflections … Helped lead 2012 Track and Field team to a state title … Earned three letters in track and field … Son of Kenneth and Mery Montague.
NLI received at 9:07 a.m. CT

CHRIS HANNIBLE- Highlights
DB, 6-0, 195
Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)
Junior College Coach:
Spent the last two seasons at Bakersfield College … As a sophomore, registered 59 tackles and four interceptions, including a 15-tackle performance at Santa Ana College … A dual-threat quarterback in high school, passed for 1,542 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,243 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior en route to leading his team to a 13-0 record and Valley Championship … Named The Californian’s All-Area Football Player of the Year … Son of Alicia Robertson.
NLI received at 9:31 a.m. CT

JACOB HOLMEN- Highlights
LS, 6-2, 200
Minot, N.D. (Minot HS)
High School Coach: Barry Holmen
Earned Class AAA All-State first team honors as a tight end after finishing senior season with 29 receptions and 341 receiving yards … Helped team reach Class AAA semifinals … Named to the Minot Daily News All-Area Team … Earned Academic All-Conference honors … Member of the 2012 All-Western Dakota Athletic Region Team … Son of Barry and Lynae Holmen.
NLI received at 9:32 a.m. CT

DEVELYN FERGUSON- Highlights
WR, 6-1, 175
Wauwautosa, Wis. (Wauwautosa West HS)
High School Coach: Matt Good
Two-time All-Woodland West Conference first team performer … Caught 25 passes for 448 yards and four touchdown as a senior and rushed nine times for 98 yards and two scores … As a junior, had 22 receptions for 442 yards and six touchdowns ... Son on Anton and Jennifer Ferguson.
NLI received at 9:40 a.m. CT

DYLAN HARMSTON- Highlights
LB, 6-2, 215
Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie HS)
High School Coach: Joe Labuda
Named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State first team and Associated Press All-State second team after totaling 86 tackles, including 59 solo stops … Also had 19 league-high tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a senior en route to earning All-Big Rivers Conference honors … Was an all-conference performer as a junior as well … Holds the Big Rivers conference record in the triple jump and the was Big Rivers Field Athlete of the Year as a junior … Son of Chuck and Clare Harmston.
NLI received at 9:45 a.m. CT

DEION HARRIS - Highlights
DB, 6-3, 175
Hibbing, Minn. (Hibbing HS)
High School Coach: Terry Vesel
Earned All Sea-Range Conference honors as a junior and senior … Made 55 tackles and had two interceptions during junior season … Played quarterback during his senior season … Son of Rose Ann Urbick (grandmother) and Gavin Robinson (step-father).
NLI received at 9:54 a.m. CT

DEMON TAYLOR - Highlights
OL, 6-4, 280
St. Louis, Mo. (Soldan International Studies)
High School Coach: Sean Morris
Named to the small schools 2012 and 2013 St. Louis “All-American” Football Team as an offensive lineman … Earned Public High League Division I All-Conference honors as a defensive tackle after his senior season … Totaled 45 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior and registered 73 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries … Son of Miracle McCaleb.
NLI received at 10:06 a.m. CT

JACOB FRANCIS - Highlights
OL, 6-4, 290
Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)
High School Coach: Chad Frigon
Named to the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 6A All-State first team as a junior and senior… Earned Suburban Big Six All-Conference first team honors and Kansas City Star All-Metro Team as well following final two seasons … Also named to the All-Simone Team as a junior and senior which recognizes the best prep players in the Kansas City Metro area … Three-time all-state honoree ... Son of Christina Francis and Ed Bozarth; Greg Francis
NLI received at 11:14 a.m. CT

LUKE FIEDLER - Highlights
TE, 6-5, 215
Orlando, Fla. (Freedom HS)
High School Coach: Andy Johnson
Caught 20 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown as a senior … Also had 28 tackles and five sacks… Played in 20th annual Senior Bowl … Son of Barry and Holly Fielder.
NLI received at 11:23 a.m. CT

JONATHAN HARRIS
- Highlights
DL, 6-3, 270
Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park HS)
High School Coach: Wesley Yates
Earned Prairie State All-Conference honors as a senior and all-city honors as a junior … Had seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a senior defensive tackle and 35 pancake blocks as an offensive tackle ... Honor roll student … Son of Johnny Lomax and Mumtaz Harris.
NLI received at 11:36 a.m. CT

TAHJE HARTLEY - Highlights
LB, 6-2, 210
Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park HS)
High School Coach: Wesley Yates
Registered 75 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior … Also forced four fumbles and broke up five passes … Named to the 2013 National Underclassmen Five-Star Showcase All-American second team and was the Overall MVP at the NUC Central Camp … 2014 Honor Roll student … Son of James and Nicole Quinn.
NLI received at 12:26 p.m. CT

CEDRIC SIMMONS - Highlights
RB, 6-1, 215
Gilbert, Ariz. (Perry HS/Mesa CC)
High School Coach: Preston Jones
Rushed for 297 yards and two touchdowns during freshman season at Mesa Community College … Averaged 4.4 yards per carry and had a season-high 80 yards and a touchdown vs. Pima CC … As a prep senior, rushed for 1,119 yards and 16 touchdowns en route to earning honorable mention East Valley 5A honors by the Mesa Tribune … Older brother, Drew, was a sprinter at Wisconsin and father, Enoch Simmons, played collegiate basketball at Loyola Marymount and spent seven years in the Oakland A’s minor league system … Son of Enoch and Dawn Simmons.
NLI received at 3:18 p.m. CT

HUDSON WALTON - Highlights
LB, 6-1, 200
Cedarburg, Wis. (Cedarburg HS)
High School Coach: Brian Leair
Named Wisconsin Football Coaches Association First Team All-State after rushing for 1,964 yards and 29 touchdowns … First Team All-Region and Offensive Player of the Year and North Shore Conference Player of the Year … Finished career as second all-time leading rusher in Cedarburg High School history with 4,950 yards … Four-year letterwinner, started 44 career games between running back and linebacker … Top five finalist for Wisconsin Running Back of the Year … Son of Jeff and Cheryl Walton.
NLI received at 4:26 p.m. CT

* Listed in order that NLI's were received

MORE COMMITMENTS
GRANT APLIN - Highlights
OL, 6-1, 290
Victoria, Minn. (Chanhassen HS)
High School Coach: Bill Rosburg
Earned All-Missota Conference honors as a junior and senior … Earned three letters and started 30 career games … Son of Kevin and Alison Aplin.


DYLAN BECK
OL, 6-4, 290
Lakota, N.D. (Lakota HS)
High School Coach: Joe Harder
Named to the All-Region Team in 2012 and 2013 … Lettered four seasons as an offensive lineman … Son of Dave and Kris Beck.

CONNOR BOLDUC - Highlights
P, 6-3, 195
Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)
High School Coach: Dave Muetzel
Named to the Kare11 All-Metro Team as a senior and the Associated Press All-State third team … Led the state of Minnesota in punting average with a 42.2 clip … Son of Marc and Ronda Bolduc.

TYLER COYNE - Highlights
FB, 6-1, 230
Plymouth, Minn. (Maple Grove HS)
High School Coach: Matt Lombardi
Named to the All-Northwest Suburban Conference team as a fullback … Had 41 carries for 184 yards and six touchdowns as a senior … Son of Mike and Sandy Coyne.

SAM FLUEGGE - Highlights
PK, 6-0, 165
Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS)
Made 28 of 29 extra points and had 19 touchbacks during his senior season … Lettered in both football and soccer … All-South Suburban Conference player in soccer as a junior and senior … Helped soccer team win state championship as a junior … Son of Skip and Jolene Fluegge.

LUKE STANLEY - Highlights
WR, 6-4, 200
Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie HS)
High School Coach: Joe Labuda
Named first team all-state as a tight end by the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association following senior season where he caught 27 passes for 638 yards and nine touchdowns … Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior … Son of Jay and Donita Stanley.

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