The next series in the offseason coverage of the North Dakota State football team focuses on five breakthrough players for the 2019 season.
Saybein Clark may have just four games of collegiate experience, but he's shown the talent that made him a high profile recruit out of the state of Iowa two years ago. Clark's presence in the Bison backfield may be vitally important this coming fall after the injury to Seth Wilson in spring football, Wilson tore his ACL and will likely miss the entire 2019 season.
Clark is a redshirt freshman in 2019, who played in the maximum four games last season to keep his redshirt status. Clark had 14 carries for 91 yards, scoring a touchdown in the regular season finale against Southern Illinois. Clark is a big back, 6'1, 206 pounds and is by size, the largest on the roster for the Bison. Ty Brooks, Adam Cofield and Dimitri Williams have experience but Clark may be eyed as the potential every down running back this fall.
Clark arrived in Fargo as one of the highest profile players in the Class of 2018, turning down scholarship offers from Iowa and Iowa State. Clark hails from Sioux City, where he racked up 1,262 yards and 18 touchdowns at Bishop Heelan High School.
NDSU's history with running backs is well known but this is a position that is a major question mark for the Bison heading into the new year.