UND Football Introduces 22 Recruits

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Head coach Bubba Schweigert announced 22 new additions to his North Dakota football roster on National Signing Day. Eighteen of those players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, while the remaining four were guaranteed a roster spot for fall camp and committed to playing collegiately for UND.

“It is obviously an exciting day to see this class come together,” UND head coach Bubba Schweigert said. “Our staff logs a lot of miles and works really hard and today is the day they get to see all of that effort pay off. Overall, I think athleticism is what stands out about this group. All the way from the offensive linemen we signed to the defensive backs. We target certain body types and our staff did a great job of building early relationships with a lot of these players.”

2016 University of North Dakota Football Recruiting Class
National Letters of Intent (18)                Pos.     Ht.        Wt.                                              Hometown (Previous School)
Jordan Canady                                      S          6-2        180                                         New Berlin, Wis. (Eisenhower HS)

Alex Cloyd                                            TE        6-4        230                                           Omaha, Neb. (Millard South HS)

Jake Geier                                            S          6-2        210                                               Andover, Minn. (Andover HS)

Raymond Haas                                     OLB      6-5        200                                           Centennial, Colo. (Arapahoe HS)

Bennett Helgren                                     OL        6-6        290                                                       Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

Evan Holm                                            CB        6-0        175                                                       Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

Cameron Hunt                                       ILB       6-1        210                                                      Carmel, Ind. (Carmel HS)

Noah Mortel                                          OL        6-6        250                                                            Luck, Wis. (Luck HS)

Nathan Nguon                                       OL        6-3        285                                                 Burnsville, Minn. (Eagan HS)

Hunter Pinke                                         TE        6-5        220                                           Wishek, N.D. (South Border HS)

Andre Randolph                                    CB        6-0        190                                Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central HS)

Sean Russo                                          OL        6-6        280                          Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Thunder Ridge HS)

Tim Ryan                                              S          6-0        205                                                       Huntley, Ill. (Huntley HS)

Isaiah Secrest                                       RB        5-10      185                                             Rice Lake, Wis. (Rice Lake HS)

Ryan Tobin                                           OL        6-4        280                                              Muskego, Wis. (Muskego HS)

Travis Toivonen                                     WR       6-3        205                                           Red Wing, Minn. (Red Wing HS)

Jaxson Turner                                       OLB      6-2        200                                                         Esko, Minn. (Esko HS)

Noah Wanzek                                        WR       6-4        185                                        Jamestown, N.D. (Jamestown HS)

Preferred Walk-Ons (4)

Ben Bolinske                                         QB       5-11      180                                                         Minot, N.D. (Minot HS)

Brett Finke                                            FB        6-1        230                                              Muskego, Wis. (Muskego HS)

Devan Hunt                                           OL        6-4        295                                                       Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

Jake Rastas                                          ILB       6-2        195                                         New Berlin, Wis. (Eisenhower HS)

By Postion: Running Backs (1), Fullbacks (1), Quarterbacks (1), Wide Receivers (2), Tight Ends (2), Offensive Linemen (6), Inside Linebackers (2), Outside Linebackers (2), Cornerbacks (2), Safeties (3)  

By State: Colorado (2), Indiana (2), Illinois (1), Minnesota (7), Nebraska (1), North Dakota (3), Wisconsin (6),

High School Teammates: Bennett Helgren, Evan Holm and Devan Hunt (Edina); Brett Finke and Ryan Tobin (Muskego)

Courtesy UND Athletics

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