GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football program has received a verbal commitment from a prospect with deep North Dakota State ties.

Moorhead left-handed quarterback Trey Feeney, the son of former Bison quarterback Kevin Feeney, announced his decision to play for the Fighting Hawks on Thursday.

"It all started a while ago, going up there to watch former Moorhead players like Jade Lawrence and Otis Weah," Feeney said. "The last few nights I've been talking to my parents. Last night, I just thought I'd sleep on it one more night. Today, I was ready to go.

"Before the whole recruiting process, I sat with my parents, and (Kevin) told me this is your decision. We're all in on what you choose. This is about where I want to go and not about family history. My family is really supportive of the whole thing."

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Feeney, who's 6-foot-2 and 195 pound and has started since his sophomore year, threw for 2,968 yards completing 226 of 317 passes and 29 touchdowns. He had 99 carries for 492 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Kevin, who coaches Trey at Moorhead, was a 1997 and 1998 all-North Central Conference second team selection for the Bison. He was 29-14 as a starter, finishing with 4,757 yards passing.