FARGO - Ty Satter has been around Bison football all his life. But that did not mean it was a slam dunk on where he was going to go to college.
The Fargo Davies senior-to-be announced his decision on social media Thursday night, verbally committing to North Dakota State.
Satter is 6'1, 185 pounds and becomes the first commitment for the Class of 2020. "I've been going to Bison games my whole life with my parents, seeing the culture, being part of Bison Nation, I had a first hand experience my whole life." Satter said. He added: "It fits in perfectly for what I want my college football career what I want it to be."
Satter is the son of NDSU Hall of Fame running back Tony, who starred for the Bison from 1987-1990, winning two national championships. Tony was a two-time All-American and is currently the seventh all-time leading rusher in school history. "He was going to support wherever I felt most comfortable, being a legacy kid, it's important to see legacy kids keep coming to NDSU." Ty said.
Ty Satter led the Eastern Dakota Conference with nine receiving touchdowns in 2018. NDSU coaches have told Satter they expect him to play defense, likely safety in college. Satter had four interceptions, including a pick six last season. "I think they're (NDSU) looking at me at safety because of my body size and my frame. I'll do whatever it takes to get on the field and help NDSU, it's all about the team." Satter said.
Committing in May has become the new norm for high school seniors. Trey Lance made his commitment to NDSU in May of 2017. Last year the Bison got their first commitment in early June from Illinois linebacker Luke Weerts.
Satter is the second Division 1 player from Davies to go to NDSU in as many years. Tight end Jaden Klabo signed with the Bison in February, he'll be a freshman on the team this upcoming fall.