(STATS) – FCS champion North Dakota State put the finishing touch on its 2018 recruiting class by adding four signees to its early group from December.
Coach Chris Klieman announced the additions of wide receiver Kenneth Channelle (Jacksonville, Florida) and Zach Mathis (Tampa, Florida) and linebacker Jasir Cox (Kansas City, Missouri) and Juanye Tillman (Orlando, Florida).
Cox’s older brother Jabril plays linebacker for the Bison and was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s 2017 freshman and newcomer of the year.
In December, North Dakota State had one of the larger early groups of newcomers in the FCS with 19 signees plus five recruited walk-ons. It featured quarterback Trey Lance (Marshall, Minnesota); wide receiver Phoenix Sproles (New Hope, Minnesota) – the cousin of NFL running back Darren Sproles; defensive tackle Samuel Moore (Verndale, Minnesota); and offensive linemen Joe Schreiber (Chanhassen, Minnesota) and Jalen Sundell (Maryville, Missouri).
North Dakota State 2018 Signing Class
Kenneth Channelle, WR, 5-10, 170, Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault)
Saybein Clark, RB, 6-0, 196, Sioux City, Iowa (Bishop Heelan)
Brendan Cook, DL, 6-4, 235, Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville)
Jasir Cox, LB, 6-1, 200, Kansas City, Mo. (Bishop Miege)
Jackson Enz, S, 6-0, 181, Walworth, Wis. (Big Foot)
Dylan Evans, DT, 6-3, 243, Williston, N.D. (Williston)
Jaydn Ewing, DE/TE, 6-3, 231, Watford City, N.D. (Watford City)
James Kaczor, S, 5-11, 189, St. Cloud, Minn. (St. Cloud Tech)
Mitchell Kartes, LB, 6-0, 195, Albertville, Minn. (St. Michael-Albertville)
Trey Lance, QB, 6-3, 215, Marshall, Minn. (Marshall)
Hunter Luepke, FB/TE, 6-1, 225, Spencer, Wis. (Spencer)
Zach Mathis, WR, 6-5, 190, Tampa, Fla. (Berkeley Prep)
Samuel Moore, DT, 6-5, 237, Verndale, Minn. (Verndale)
Bryan Nohava, OL, 6-4, 275, Hawarden, Iowa (Gehlen Catholic)
Bartholomew Ogbu, DE, 6-3, 220, Bismarck, N.D. (Shiloh Christian)
Tony Pierce Jr., DE, 6-2, 220, Lake Alfred, Fla. (Auburndale)
Jayden Price, ATH, 6-0, 178, Derby, Kan. (Mulvane)
Joe Schreiber, OL, 6-3, 277, Chanhassen, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
Phoenix Sproles, WR, 5-11, 185, New Hope, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper)
D.J. Stewart, DB/RB, 6-0, 170, Kimberly, Wis. (Kimberly)
Jalen Sundell, OL, 6-5, 265, Maryville, Mo. (Maryville)
Destin Talbert, DB/WR, 5-11, 175, Darien, Ill. (Hinsdale South)
Juanye Tillman, LB, 6-0, 205, Orlando, Fla. (Winter Park)
Ben Hoggarth, RB, 5-10, 195, Horace, N.D. (Oak Grove)
Jake Kava, LB, 6-2, 210, Fargo, N.D. (Shanley)
Jacob Kubas, OL, 6-3, 254, Dickinson, N.D. (Trinity)
Trae Steckler, TE, 6-3, 210, Mandan, N.D. (Mandan)
Mark Stumpf, LB, 6-2, 185, Bismarck, N.D. (Bismarck)