BISMARCK — Things are starting to get interesting for Andrew Leingang.
The first team all-state offensive and defensive lineman from Bismarck Century received his first Power Five offer yesterday, coming from former North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman and Kansas State.
I had an awesome conversation with @CoachKli today! I am blessed and excited to have received an offer from @KStateFB! I appreciate the opportunity @CoachCRiles @CoachMessingham @coachliddle! pic.twitter.com/koY9riLXmJ— Andrew Leingang (@AndrewLeingang) May 6, 2020
That offer was made just a couple hours after Leingang announced he got an offer from another former Bison coach, Craig Bohl and Wyoming. That brings the total to eleven scholarship offers for the 6-5, 260 pound lineman who is widely regarded as the top high school football player in North Dakota for the class of 2021.
NDSU was the first to offer Leingang in early February. This come after a breakthrough season for the Century lineman, who blocked the way for Cade Feeney, Cade Garcia and Grant Anderson in leading the Patriots to their third state championship in the last five years.
If Leingang were to take the K-State scholarship offer, he would be the first North Dakotan to head to a Power 5 school since Fargo South's James Johannesson signed with the University of Minnesota in 2014.
Had an incredible Bison junior day visit! Also, I am very grateful and excited to have received a scholarship offer from @NDSUfootball! Thanks again to the coaches @Coach_Entz @CoachBlaz @Coach_RHedberg @CoachKittell pic.twitter.com/8sreqwh2jr— Andrew Leingang (@AndrewLeingang) February 2, 2020
Johannesson transferred to the University of North Dakota after two years in Minneapolis. Prior to that was Shanley alum Connor McGovern, who signed with the University of Missouri in 2011.