A list of commitments for 2021 Bison football recruiting class, including a recent Wisconsin addition
North Dakota State has 27 combined signings and known commitments in its current football recruiting class
North Dakota State added another player to its recruiting class, receiving a commitment from Carter Borchardt from Stevens Point (Wis.) Area Senior High.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Borchardt is a linebacker/safety prospect and is a first-team, all-conference player for the Panthers.
Borchardt becomes the third commitment or signing during the late signing period. The Bison signed two more players in February, adding to the 24 that were signed during the early period in December. These commitments don't count transfer commitments from other colleges.
Mom, this is for you... 🕊#COMMITTED@Coach_Entz @NickGoeser @CoachGrantOlson @NDSUfootball @travisWSN @BedfordAgency @PrepRedzoneWI @MJ_NFLDraft @OliverJamesWes1 @AllenTrieu @McNamaraRivals @Jamie_XOS @scoutSMART_ @Lemmingscouting @SPASHFootball pic.twitter.com/syh6BZcH1L
Mom, this is for you... 🕊#COMMITTED@Coach_Entz @NickGoeser @CoachGrantOlson @NDSUfootball @travisWSN @BedfordAgency @PrepRedzoneWI @MJ_NFLDraft @OliverJamesWes1 @AllenTrieu @McNamaraRivals @Jamie_XOS @scoutSMART_ @Lemmingscouting @SPASHFootball pic.twitter.com/syh6BZcH1L— Carter Borchardt ⁷ (@CarterBFootball) March 29, 2021
Grant Romfo from Langdon Area High School and Chris Harris from El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, both made it official in February. Romfo is an all-around athlete-type player who could mesh into a fullback or linebacker in college. Harris is a 6-foot-4 receiver.
"I've had some offers from some smaller schools but also hearing form others," Harris told the El Paso Times newspaper in November. "I just want a chance at the next level and even if I have to walk on at a Division I school I'd consider it. I love the game, I love putting in the work."
Excited to announce my commitment to NDSU! Thank you for the opportunity! @Coach_Entz @Coach_RHedberg pic.twitter.com/DGV4g4MKr7— grant romfo (@grantromfo1) February 1, 2021
1000% COMMITTED @NPauley9 @Coach_Entz #GoBison pic.twitter.com/9a00j9FiCG
1000% COMMITTED @NPauley9 @Coach_Entz #GoBison pic.twitter.com/9a00j9FiCG— Chris Harris (@5_ChrisHarris_5) January 27, 2021
In December, the Bison signed 24 players.
Mandan (N.D.) defensive tackle Jaxon Duttenhefer was the first known commitment for the 2021 class, choosing the Bison on March 26. In the 2020 class, the first known commitment didn't come until mid-May.
Becker (Minn.) High School's Brayden Weber committed to NDSU on Dec. 10. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Weber is a preferred walk-on who is projected to play linebacker for the Bison.
Roll Herd @Coach_Braun @Coach_Entz @CoachGrantOlson pic.twitter.com/o1lEnXUUby
Roll Herd @Coach_Braun @Coach_Entz @CoachGrantOlson pic.twitter.com/o1lEnXUUby— Brayden Weber (@braybray243) December 10, 2020
Treynor (Iowa) High School's Blake Sadr committed to the Bison on Dec. 6. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Sadr played both offense and defensive line for the Cardinals.
I’m extremely excited to announce that I’m committing to North Dakota State University! 🦬🔰🤘🏼#NDSU @CoachBlaz @Coach_Entz pic.twitter.com/nTprzf7XV6
I’m extremely excited to announce that I’m committing to North Dakota State University! 🦬🔰🤘🏼#NDSU @CoachBlaz @Coach_Entz pic.twitter.com/nTprzf7XV6— Blake Sadr (@SadrBlake) December 6, 2020
Marshall (Minn.) High School's Bryce Lance committed to NDSU on Dec. 4 . The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Lance caught 30 passes for 631 yards and eight touchdowns in seven games this past season for Marshall.
Time to write my own story #RollHerd pic.twitter.com/yEWHNUXvJO
Time to write my own story #RollHerd pic.twitter.com/yEWHNUXvJO— Bryce Lance (@BryceLance09) December 4, 2020
Bismarck High School's Jack Steckler committed to the Bison on Nov. 30 . The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Steckler was a Class A first-team all-state selected at tight end for the Demons. Steckler had 22 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns this fall.
Excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and football career at North Dakota State University! I would like to thank god, my family, all of my coaches and teammates. Also thank you to @TyRoehl @Coach_RHedberg and @Coach_Entz for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/oBxtDWYHzP
Farmington (Minn.) High School's Elijah Green committed to NDSU on Nov. 30 . The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Green was named to the KARE 11 all-metro offensive team this fall. He had 22 catches for 369 yards and five touchdowns in six games for the Tigers.
@NDSUfootball pic.twitter.com/Z48ODFaKGM— Elijah Green (@Eligreen_) November 30, 2020
Eureka (Kansas) High School's Braden Rucker committed to the Bison on Nov. 25. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Rucker played left tackle and defensive end for the Tornadoes. Rucker is projected to play on the offensive line at NDSU. Rucker wrote on his Twitter account he was recruited as a preferred walkon.
@Coach_Entz @CoachBlaz #KansasBison#FlintHillsRam pic.twitter.com/bbupHi2mxY
@Coach_Entz @CoachBlaz #KansasBison#FlintHillsRam pic.twitter.com/bbupHi2mxY— Braden Rucker (@braden_rucker) November 25, 2020
Lincoln-Way East High School's Mike Florentine committed to NDSU on Nov. 2. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Florentine is a long snapper for Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort, Ill. He had an offer from FBS Northern Illinois, Bowling Green and Army. NDSU's long snapper, Ross Kennelly, is a senior although he technically has another year of eligibility because of the NCAA's ruling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Excited to announce I have committed to North Dakota State University to further my football and academic career! @Coach_Entz @Coach_Braun @NickGoeser @TheChrisRubio @neal_dahlman pic.twitter.com/70IjqwYUmc
Excited to announce I have committed to North Dakota State University to further my football and academic career! @Coach_Entz @Coach_Braun @NickGoeser @TheChrisRubio @neal_dahlman pic.twitter.com/70IjqwYUmc— Mike Florentine (@MikeFlo20) November 3, 2020
Reedy (Texas) High School's Ryan Jones has committed to the Bison on Nov. 2. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones plays defensive back for Reedy High School.
COMMITTED #Bison21 pic.twitter.com/bPU5RyQC1v
COMMITTED #Bison21 pic.twitter.com/bPU5RyQC1v— Ryan Jones (@RyanJones021) November 2, 2020
Brookfield Central (Wis.) High School's Cam Devine committed to NDSU on Oct. 24 . The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Devine plays running back and linebacker for Brookfield Central.
Committed #GoBison @Coach_Entz @TyRoehl @FBCoachLarson pic.twitter.com/bsk8uycDPh
Committed #GoBison @Coach_Entz @TyRoehl @FBCoachLarson pic.twitter.com/bsk8uycDPh— Cam Devine (@cam44devine) October 24, 2020
Grandview (Mo.) High School's Reginald King Jr. committed to the Bison on Oct. 1. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound King plays wide receiver and free safety for Grandview. King had more than 10 offers, including South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.
Committed #GoBisons @CoachKMorgs @Coach_Entz pic.twitter.com/au9bYEspDc
Committed #GoBisons @CoachKMorgs @Coach_Entz pic.twitter.com/au9bYEspDc— Reginald King Jr. (@ReggieKing_1188) October 1, 2020
Rice Lake (Wis.) High School's Kayden Warren committed to the Bison on Sept. 14. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Warren plays offensive and defensive line for Rice Lake.
Blessed to be a bison #bisonpride pic.twitter.com/3vNkVwlHNW
Blessed to be a bison #bisonpride pic.twitter.com/3vNkVwlHNW— Kayden Warren (@KaydenWarren) September 14, 2020
Fargo Davies senior Truman Werremeyer committed to NDSU on Sept. 1 . The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Werremeyer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles.
Super excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at North Dakota State University! Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way! Go bison! pic.twitter.com/l19vRyWtXQ— truman werremeyer (@trumanwerremey1) September 2, 2020
Catholic Memorial High School's Alex Oechsner committed to the Bison on Aug. 30. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Oechsner plays defensive back and wide receiver for Catholic Memorial, which is located in Waukesha, Wis.
I am so excited to announce that I will be furthering my education and football career at North Dakota State University! Thank you so much to my family, coaches and most importantly God, who helped me make this decision. So excited to be a Bison! #GoBison pic.twitter.com/1nnzqgrd7m— Alex Oechsner (@alexoechsner) August 31, 2020
Lingbergh High School's Logan Kopp committed to the Bison on Aug. 14. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kopp plays linebacker and running back for Lindbergh, which is in St. Louis, Mo. He is an all-state linebacker.
STLFARGO... COMMITTED‼️ Big thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point #GOBISON pic.twitter.com/qEI8YzhO2L— Logan Kopp (@kopp_logan) August 14, 2020
Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School's Sam Henry committed to the Bison on Aug. 4. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Henry plays offensive tackle for Eden Prairie.
I want to thank my parents and family for their love and support and my coaches for teaching me the game I love and what it means to be a great teammate. I am proud and honored to commit to the Bison. @Coach_Entz @CoachBlaz @CoachGrantOlson pic.twitter.com/Vv5GY3a2LK— Sam Henry (@SamHenry76ep) August 4, 2020
From Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Fla., Britton Pascoe committed to NDSU on July 31. The 6-foot, 180-pound Pascoe plays defensive back for Bloomingdale High School.
From TAMPA TO FARGO! #COMMITED pic.twitter.com/zDiVuJ3OmB— Britton Pascoe (@Bpascoe10) July 31, 2020
From North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga., Nasir Howell committed to the Bison on July 18. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Howell played defensive back and wide receiver for North Cobb.
"First, I would like to thank my dad for being my biggest role model," Howell wrote on his Twitter account. "Without you none of this would have been possible. Second, I would like to thank the rest of my family and friends. Your endless support and love has helped me push myself day in and day out."
#GoBison pic.twitter.com/BXnOSratt7— Nasir Howell (@Nasir_Howell21) July 18, 2020
@RecruitGeorgia @CoachKMorgs @Coach_Entz @coach_buddha @NCWarriorsFB @I_Am_OD3 @Grindseason3 @TWithJay @HHHTacklingAcad @CoachJesseLynch @PTraining15 @EdOBrienCFB @247recruiting pic.twitter.com/LeRv0xbbu0
Perham's Finn Diggins committed to the Bison on May 27. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Diggins played both sides of the ball for the Yellowjackets, including quarterback.
I am pleased to announce that I have committed to NDSU to further my academic and football career. GO BISON! #RollHerd pic.twitter.com/klRfWKlGzG
I am pleased to announce that I have committed to NDSU to further my academic and football career. GO BISON! #RollHerd pic.twitter.com/klRfWKlGzG— Finn (@finndiggins) May 27, 2020
Pella (Iowa) High School's Kody Huisman committed to the Bison on May 5. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Huisman played on the defensive line for Pella. Huisman earned Iowa Class 3A first-team, all-state honors as a defensive lineman.
Can’t Wait.. GO BISON pic.twitter.com/mMkmy0lVIE
Can’t Wait.. GO BISON pic.twitter.com/mMkmy0lVIE— Kody Huisman (@kodyhuis) May 5, 2020
Omaha (Neb.) Westside's Cole Payton committed to NDSU on May 4 . The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Payton is considered the state's top returning quarterback, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star newspaper.
After an offer from NDSU, I’m excited to announce my commitment!! #21Bison pic.twitter.com/g6v9dmbnXZ
After an offer from NDSU, I’m excited to announce my commitment!! #21Bison pic.twitter.com/g6v9dmbnXZ— Cole Payton (@ColePayton9) May 5, 2020
Fargo South's Sibomana Enock committed to the Bison on May 3 , becoming the third in-state commit in the class. The 6-foot, 185-pound Enock played running back and defensive back for the Bruins. He rushed for 775 yards and nine touchdowns during his junior season. He also had four interceptions.
Committed! @NDSUfootball pic.twitter.com/UIJoPLRRvG
Committed! @NDSUfootball pic.twitter.com/UIJoPLRRvG— Enock Sibomana (@Enocksibomana) May 3, 2020
West Fargo Sheyenne's Barika Kpeenu committed to NDSU on April 13 , becoming the second commitment in the class. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Kpeenu rushed for more than 1,200 yards during his junior season with the Mustangs.
April 14, 2020
Duttenhefer committed to the Bison on March 26. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive lineman had multiple offers, including an FBS one from Central Michigan.
#CodeGreen #AlleyCats pic.twitter.com/DF5wJFQ5t8
#CodeGreen #AlleyCats pic.twitter.com/DF5wJFQ5t8— Jaxon Duttenhefer (@JDuttenhefer) March 26, 2020