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Published February 05, 2014, 04:41 PM

Schweigert Announces First UND Recruiting Class

UND lands 27 players, including six walk-ons.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Head coach Bubba Schweigert announced additions to his North Dakota football roster on 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.

SIGNING LETTERS OF INTENT:

CHRIS CARTER

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.

AUSTIN CIESLAK

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.

BRANDON DRANKA

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.

DEVELYN FERGUSON

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.

LUKE FIEDLER

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.

JACOB FRANCIS

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.

DREW GREELY

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.

CHRIS HANNIBLE

DB, 6-0, 195

Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)

Junior College Coach: Jeff Chudy

High School Coach: Paul Golla

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.

DYLAN HARMSTON

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.

DEION HARRIS

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).

JONATHAN HARRIS

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.

TAJHE HARTLEY

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.

JACOB HOLMEN

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.

JOSIAH MONTAGUE

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.

CEDRIC SIMMONS

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.

ADAM STINER

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.

KEATON STUDSRUD

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.

REID TAUBENHEIM

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.

DEMON TAYLOR

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.

BRANDON WALKER

WR, 6-0, 180

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.

HUDSON WALTON

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.

WALK-ONS:

GRANT APLIN

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.

CONNOR BOLDUC

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

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

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

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.

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)

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