CASSELTON — Jacob Halverson is leaving the Central Cass football program as the school record holder for receiving yards. He also has another distinction next to his name: Division I recruit.
Halverson is expected to sign a national letter of intent with North Dakota State on Wednesday on national signing day.
Halverson is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver for Central Cass. He had 38 receptions for 752 yards and six touchdowns in a breakthrough season for the Squirrels. Halverson added 23 tackles and an interception on defense. He helped lead the Squirrels to an 8-3 record last season and an appearance in the North Dakota Class 2A semifinals. Central Cass had its season ended by Bismarck St. Mary's.
He will become the first player from Central Cass to play for the Bison in their Division I history.
Halverson was an all-state selection by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association. He took a visit to NDSU in mid-November before the end of the college football regular season. Halverson also had an offer from Minnesota State Moorhead.
Halverson becomes the fifth North Dakota player to commit to the Bison as part of the Class of 2019, joining Dickinson Trinity's Kaden Kuntz, Fargo South's Dawson Weisenberger, Fargo Davies' Jaden Klabo and New Salem's Braden Zuroff.
Kuntz, Weisenberger and Klabo signed during the early-signing period.