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Former Bison CB Sigle commits to Chris Klieman-led Kansas State

Marques Sigle has committed to play football at Kansas State after entering the transfer portal following NDSU's regular season and prior to the start of the FCS playoffs.

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Former North Dakota State cornerback Marques Sigle has committed to Kansas State after entering the transfer portal following NDSU's regular season.
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FARGO — Former North Dakota State cornerback Marques Sigle has committed to play football at Kansas State, he announced Sunday, Dec. 18, via social media.

Sigle played in all 11 regular-season games for the Bison this fall before entering the transfer portal before the start of the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.

"#Committed prices just went up," Sigle wrote on social media where he announced his committed to K-State, which is a Power Five conference program.

The early signing period for Division I football opens Wednesday.

The sophomore defensive back had 27 tackles and two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown against Western Illinois. Sigle joins a Kansas State program that recently won the Big 12 championship game under head coach Chris Klieman, a former NDSU head coach. Klieman guided the Bison to four FCS national titles in five seasons before taking the Kansas State job. Current Bison head coach Matt Entz followed Klieman as NDSU's head coach.

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Entz took over as Bison head coach prior to the 2019 season.

Klieman has led the Wildcats to a 10-3 record this fall heading into a showdown against perennial powerhouse Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Dec. 31.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Sigle was third on the Bison in snaps at cornerback during the regular season, behind starters Courtney Eubanks and Destin Talbert. He was NDSU's highest-graded CB during the regular season, according to Pro Football Focus.

"My tank is on empty," Sigle wrote in a message after he decided to enter the transfer portal in November. "Super drained. Need a new start and environment."

Sigle entered the portal along with former wide receiver D.J. Hart and Dominic Gonnella . Hart and Gonnella also played for NDSU during the regular season. Hart recently committed to Northern Iowa, which also plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference along with NDSU.

NDSU (12-2) has won its three playoff games to advance to the FCS championship game for the 10th time in the past 12 seasons. The Bison are slated to play MVFC rival South Dakota State at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas for the national title. The game is being televised on ABC.

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