FARGO — North Dakota State's football team still needs to shore up the cornerback position.

Elijah Culp, a transfer from FCS Austin Peay who verbally committed to the Bison last week, announced Thursday, May 20, on Twitter that he had de-committed.

"First and foremost, I want to thank NDSU for showing me all the love & the coaches recruiting me," Culp posted. "Playing at the highest level of football has always been my aspiration since I was a kid. I have decommitted with NDSU. Thank y’all for the opportunity!"

Earlier this week Culp posted that he had received an offer from Troy, an Alabama school that plays in the FBS Sun Belt Conference.

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Culp is originally from Charlotte, N.C. Austin Peay is in Tennessee.

The Bison were looking for cornerback help because they became thin at that position in the FCS' spring season.

Senior Josh Hayes, who could've returned for the fall, transferred to FBS Virginia late in the spring.

NDSU started redshirt sophomore Jayden Price and junior Destin Talbert after Hayes left the team. That elevated true freshman cornerback Courtney Eubanks for more playing time to close out the regular season and during NDSU's two FCS playoff games.

Bison junior safety Dawson Weber also saw time at cornerback during the spring season. NDSU finished with a 7-3 record, losing in the playoff quarterfinals to Sam Houston.