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Bison pick up linebacker commitment from Iowa

Josh Hendricks becomes third commit for Class of 2023

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Josh Hendricks (39) makes a tackle for Dallas Center Grimes High School in 2020. Photo special to WDAY Sports.
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FARGO - Josh Hendricks had heard enough to shut down his recruiting.

The Grimes, Iowa native officially committed to play for the North Dakota State football team late last week.

"What made me most comfortable to commit was that I knew no other school was going to beat the offer that NDSU gave me, not even a Power 5 team."

Hendricks announced his commitment on social media last week. Hendricks is a 6-1, 210 pound linebacker that was sought after by several other Missouri Valley Football Conference schools.

Hendricks had offers from Illinois State, Indiana State and Norther Iowa, along with an offer from St. Thomas out of the Pioneer League.

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"What stood out to me the most was the coaches. You can tell by just the way they talk to you that they’re invested into you. It creates a family like environment that produces championship teams."

Hendricks has stood out for Dallas Center Grimes Community High School, he was a second team all-state linebacker in 2021. DCGHS finished with a record of 3-6 last fall, Hendricks led the team in tackles with 71, including two sacks.

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Hendricks told me that the Bison coaches see him as a will linebacker, meaning he will play on the outside in the Tampa-2 defense.

He becomes the third commitment for the Class of 2023, joining Beau Johnson and Grant Larkin.
Hendricks was officially offered by the Bison in mid-May.

"No school will have the same culture that NDSU has, and I want to be apart of that culture."

Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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