WATCH: One of NDSU's top incoming recruits will visit Fargo this weekend
Luke Weerts, who's committed to NDSU, holds an offer from Kansas State
FARGO - North Dakota State is searching for a new football coach and also making sure a new batch of recruits will remain committed to the program.
The early National Signing Day is next Wednesday, Dec. 19, and NDSU has a reported 25 verbal commitments. Only one of them has an offer from Kansas State, Chris Klieman's future destination, in Batavia (ILL.) linebacker Luke Weerts.
In a text to Dom Izzo, Weerts said: "I'm happy for Coach Klieman, he's earned it. I'm going to NDSU for my official visit this weekend."
Weerts is one of the top recruits for NDSU for the Class of 2019, he was named an Illinois first team all-state linebacker. He's 6-foot-2, 231 pounds and won a state championship in 2017. Weerts also has an offer from Kansas State, and since he had an offer from the Wildcats before Klieman got the job in Manhattan, he's fair game for Klieman to recruit to go there.
Weerts was the first to commit for the Class of 2019, he first visited with Izzo of WDAY Sports in June, you can listen to that interview.
Parkers Prairie (MINN.) tight end standout Travis Yohnke tells Izzo that "he's still committed to NDSU." Yohnke had several offers from the local Dakota schools and an FBS offer from Eastern Michigan. You can listen to Yohnke a bout his commitment from earlier this spring.