To follow on Dom’s confirmation, Carson Wentz picked NDSU over offers from UND, South Dakota State and Southern Illinois. He said Central Michigan was going to fly in next week and most likely present an offer. “But I told them I made my decision,” he said.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Wentz is a 4.0 student who plans on enrolling in architecture, and he took a liken to NDSU’s program which for years has been acredited. The fact his brother plays baseball at NDSU didn’t really factor into his decision. He was somewhat of a late blooming prospect for two reasons: he broke his hand early in his junior season and didn’t play quarterback, meaning schools had no tape on him. As a sophomore, he was 5-11 and 165 pounds.
His verbal means the Bison will bring in two quarterbacks in the same recruiting class for the first time since Mitch Brecke and Nick Mertens in 2005.
Also, Fargo South receiver Andrew Okland is still in the mix. A good music student who once sang the national anthem before a game, he’s also checking out music programs at other schools. You folks may know more: doesn’t NDSU have a pretty decent music curriculum?
Recruiting update: Cornerback Aireal Boyd, who committed to NDSU last year out of the North Dakota State College of Science but had some apparent academic issues, could be ready to go this semester, although Science head coach Chuck Parsons wasn’t 100 percent sure, he said.Â Boyd isÂ 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds who made quite the 1-2 corner punch with Josh Gatlin at Science for one year. Gatlin led the Bison with five interceptions this season.