FARGO - Logan Graetz was in the Bison recruiting boat in July. He had committed to coming to Fargo as part of the Class of 2019.
Then the River Falls, Wisconsin quarterback heard from the University of Minnesota. PJ Fleck wanted Graetz to come to Minneapolis as a preferred walk-on. Graetz then decided to de-commit from NDSU and head to Minnesota and play in the Big Ten.
Little did Graetz know, that was just the beginning of his recruiting odyssey. Even though he had already committed, schools were still talking to Graetz.
"Both schools were offering a preferred walk-on spot, who wouldn't choose an FBS school so close to home, but once NDSU came back into the picture with a scholarship, that kind of changed my mind on Minnesota and the offer from UND, that's when things heated up for me. " Graetz said.
The University of North Dakota was in need of a quarterback for its recruiting class after losing a commit to Texas State. They officially offered Graetz on January 16th.
North Dakota State never lost touch with the 6'4, 200-pound quarterback, especially after the Bison lost a quarterback commit themselves in Jaren Lewis, who signed to play at Kansas State with former NDSU head coach Chris Klieman.
Graetz was named the Big Rivers Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2018, throwing for 2,129 yards and 32 touchdowns as his high school team won its first conference championship in 23 years.
Graetz is the second quarterback of the 2019 recruiting class for NDSU, joining Iowa State transfer Zeb Noland, who is already enrolled at NDSU.