Courtesy of North Dakota Athletics
GRAND FORKS, N.D. â€“ University of North Dakota head football coach Chris Mussman announced today that 24 student-athletes
have committed to play the 2010 Fighting Sioux football season and to further their education at UND. The announcement was made
during the first official day of the 2010 NCAA Football National Letter of Intent signing period.
â€œWe have some very talented players in this group,â€ Mussman said. â€œMain goal for this recruiting season was to create more depth for
our football team. We have a significant gap between our older players and our younger players so weâ€™ll have close to 45-50 kids
coming into fall camp this year that will be freshman or true freshman.
â€œThe key this year, we were looking at running backs, but overall we wanted to strengthen the depth of our football team.
Eight states are represented by this yearâ€™s class with the largest number â€“ eight â€“ coming from Minnesota. Five commitments were
received from North Dakota and three each from California and Wisconsin. Two were signed from Arizona and one apiece from
Colorado, Nebraska, and Texas.
â€œThere is a possibility for a couple of those players to step on the field this fall, but weâ€™ll have to wait and see what they can handle
during fall camp. If anyone, it will be the skill kids. But we arenâ€™t done. Weâ€™ll look to sign a couple more players here in the future.â€
Fighting Sioux Football Class of 2010 (by name)
Name Pos. Ht/Wt High School Hometown
Ekenna Anya-Gafu DE 6-2/240 Christian Brothers High School Sacramento, Calif.
Devin Barton OL 6-6/270 Carrington High School Carrington, N.D.
Daryl Brown CB 5-10/160 Wayzata High School Plymouth, Minn.
Breon Butler RB 5-11/180 Pittsburg High School Pittsburg, Calif.
Baylee Carr DB 5-9/175 Hazen High School Hazen, N.D.
Chris Comes QB 6-4/215 San Ramon Valley High School Danville, Calif.
Spencer Cummings DE 6-4/240 White Bear Lake High School Hugo, Minn.
Trey Demler QB 6-0/195 Oshkosh West High School Oshkosh, Wis.
Derrick Dulaney OLB 6-1/200 Oak Creek High School Oak Creek, Wis.
Taylor Grant TE 6-5/230 Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie, Minn.
Ben Henson DL 6-1/290 Buffalo Senior High School Buffalo, Minn.
Alex Hickel LB 6-1/190 Red River High School Grand Forks, N.D.
Tyrhe Ivery WR 6-1/175 Garland High School Garland, Texas
Myles Jablonski OLB 6-2/200 Skutt Catholic High School Omaha, Neb.
Tyler Jenson TE 6-5/235 Waupaca High School Waupaca, Wis.
Craig Lindegard K/P 6-1/200 Kittson Co. Cent. High School Hallock, Minn.
R.J. McGill WR 5-10/165 Phoenix St. Maryâ€™s High School Phoenix, Ariz.
Jake Miller RB 5-11/165 Bismarck High School Bismarck, N.D.
Dwayne Pecosky OL 6-2/275 J.K. Mullen High School Commerce City, Colo.
Ben Peters LB 6-2/224 Hamilton High School Chandler, Ariz.
Darren Peterson OL 6-6/305 Maple Grove High School Maple Grove, Minn.
Garret Reineke DB 6-1/185 Thompson High School Thompson, N.D.
Adam Shaugabay RB 6-1/190 Warroad High School Warroad, Minn.
Shea Walker OL 6-2/285 Cretin-Derham Hall High School St. Paul, Minn.