FARGO -- National Signing Day is three days away and North Dakota State is putting a late push to wrap up its recruiting class.
The Bison have received a pair of high school commitments and a transfer over the past couple of days. DJ Hart, a 6'0 wide receiver from Suwanee, Georgia and Courtney Eubanks a 5'10 wide receiver from Clearwater, Florida verbally committed, while Minnesota State Mankato defensive lineman Michael Buetow announced he was transferring to NDSU.
Hart hails from North Gwinnett High School, just outside of Atlanta. North Gwinnett plays in the highest class in Georgia, he played both wide receiver and cornerback in high school. "While I was on the visit I felt comfortable around the players and coaches. I smiled more in one day than I would in a normal week of school. The culture they have is unmatchable, it’s a winning program and I would like to join this program to continue the rep that they have gained over the years." Hart said.
Hart becomes the fourth player from the Peach State on the Bison roster in the last three years. Quarterback Zeb Noland, running back Kobe Johnson and defensive back Dominic Jones all hail from Georgia.
Eubanks has a prestigious list of schools that were interested in his services. Eubanks had offers from Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Nebraska and Rutgers among others. Eubanks had ten receptions for 276 yards and a touchdown in his senior year. He played just four games this past season for Admiral Farragut High School in Clearwater, Florida. Eubanks is from the same high school as another Bison player, Cameron Smith, who signed with NDSU last December.
Buetow just wrapped his junior season at MSU Mankato, helping the Mavericks reach the Division 2 national championship game that they lost to West Florida. Buetow had 15 tackles and three sacks this past season, he will have to sit out the 2020 season because of NCAA transfer rules and will have one season left of eligibility for NDSU in 2021. "I reached out to to NDSU right when I entered the transfer portal which was January 5th. I was recruited by the Bison in high school." Buetow said. Buetow hails from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Thank you Minnesota State. I will forever be a Maverick. With that being said I wanna thank @NickGoeser, @Coach_Entz, and the rest of the North Dakota State staff for the opportunity. #gobison pic.twitter.com/3YCmN55DqF— Michael Buetow (@mbeets121) February 1, 2020
NDSU signed 24 players in the early signing period in December. The Bison also had a couple of players leave the program after the 2019 season wrapped, Joe Schreiber, Jackson Enz, Braden Zuroff and DJ Baptist, opening a couple of spots on the roster.
NDSU will formally announce the signings on Wednesday.