DSU Football announces 32 recruits on National Signing Day

Dakota State University coach Josh Anderson announced the signing of 32 student-athletes for 2011 season.  This is Anderson's third recruitment class, but only the second class he has worked on for a full year to commit.

Zach Ely – 6'0" and 175 lbs. – West Central High School; son of Scott and Sara Ely of Colton, S.D.; All-Conference, 'Old Spice' Player of the Week; Head Coach: Kent Mueller

Kyle Franklin – 6'1" and 175 lbs. – Central High School – son of Jason Franklin and Nicky Esau of Davenport, Iowa; Head Coach: Mark Roering.

Paul Lake – 5'9" and 170 lbs. – Lake Havasu High School – son of Eric Lake and Melissa Swan of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; 2nd Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-Region, Team Captain; Head Coach: Karl Thompson.

Brandon Large – 6'4" and 210 lbs. – Westwood High School – transfer from Eastern Illinois – son of Derek and Cathy Large of Mesa, Ariz.; 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region; Head Coach: Eddy Zubey.


Running Backs
Jeb Olsen – 5'9" and 175 lbs. – Canistota High School – son of Jelene of Canistota, S.D.; All-American, All-State, All-Conference, member of the State '9B' Champions; Head Coach: Lenny Schroeder.

Collin Rofshus – 5'9" and 170 lbs. – Luverne High School – son of Michael and Lucinda Rofshus of Luverne, Minn.; Honorable Mention All-Conference; Head Coach: Todd Oye.

Payton Wells – 5'10 and 195 lbs. – Bear River High School – son of Rodney and Gina Wells of Tremonton, Utah; 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area; Head Coach: Chris Wise.

Wide Receivers
Chase Casper – 6'0" and 160 lbs. – Lake Preston High School – son of Tim and Treva Casper of Lake Preston, S.D.; Team Captain, four-year letter winner; Head Coach: Clint Smith.

Nick Cortes – 5'9" and 170 lbs. – Tri-Valley High School – son of Dan and Kathy Cortes of Colton, S.D. – member of the State '11B' championship runner-up team in 2009; Head Coach: Brad McDonald.

Connor Juhl – 6'2" and 190 lbs. – Wayzata High School – son of Patrick Juhl of Plymouth, Minn. – three-year letter winner, member of the conference and state championship teams; Head Coach: Brad Anderson.

Dru Strand – 5'7" and 150 lbs. – Adrian High School – son of Randy and Lisa Strand of Adrian, Minn.; All-Conference, All-Area; Head Coach: Randy Strand.

Alex Bishop – 6'0" and 175 lbs. - Victor High School - son of Chris and Christine Bishop of Victor, Mon.; All-Conference Honorable Mention, All-State; Head Coach:  Brandon Howell.

Offensive Linemen
Seth Christensen – 6'4" and 250 lbs. – Atlantic High School – son of Rodney and Ruth Christensen of Atlantic, Iowa; Head Coach: Gaylord Schelling.

Nate Kirk – 6'1" and 275 lbs. – Springboro High School – son of Donald and Betty Kirk of Franklin, Ohio; Head Coach: Ryan Wilhite.

Joey Wuolle – 6'3" and 250 lbs. – Shelton High School – son of Craig and Denise Velthuysen of Olympia, Wash.; two-time All-League; Head Coach: Matt Hinkle.

Defensive Backs
Jantz Arbon – 5'9" and 175 lbs. – Weber High School – son of Brett and Chris Arbon of Pleasant View, Utah; 1st Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-Area; Head Coach: Richard Corbridge.

Andrew Curtis – 6'1" and 205 lbs. – Desert Ridge High School – son of Michael and Linda Curtis of Mesa, Ariz.; three-year letter winner; Head Coach: Jeremy Hathcock.

Ryan Huizenga – 6'1" and 175 lbs. – Hitchcock-Tulare High School – son of Jerry and Kristi Huizenga of Hitchcock, S.D. – Argus Leader 'Elite 45' team, 9-Man Player of the Year; member of State '9B' Champions in 2009; Head Coach: Kenny Huether.

Matt Moyte – 5'7" and 170 lbs. – Cheyenne East High School – son of Rueben Moyte and Pamela Ruhaak of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 2nd Team All-Conference; Head Coach: Chad Goff.

Cordell Muilenburg – 6'0" and 170 lbs. – Hitchcock-Tulare High School – son of Steve and Carmen Muilenburg of Virgil, S.D. – member of State '9B' runner-up; Head Coach: Kenny Huether.

Garrett Schmidt – 5'9" and 160 lbs. – Sioux Valley High School – son of Paul and Tamara Schmidt of Volga, S.D.; All-Conference, Brookings All-Register Team, Team Captain; Head Coach: Peter Books.

Trent Peterson – 6'1" and 190 lbs. – Hitchcock-Tulare High School – son of Brad and Denise Peterson of Hitchcock, S.D.; All-State, All-Conference; member of the State '9B' Champions in 2009 and runner-ups in 2008 and 2010; Head Coach: Kenny Huether.

Britton Stratton – 6'4" and 215 lbs. – Luverne High School – son of James and Jennifer Stratton of Luverne, Minn.; All-Conference; Head Coach: Todd Oye.

Alex Waba – 6'0" and 180 lbs. – Rutland High School – son of Mark Waba and Jan Hansen of Nunda, S.D.; Honorable Mention All-State, All-Conference; Head Coach: Jason Hanson.

Colton Ward – 6'2" and 175 lbs. – Jackson Country Central High School – son of Gary and Kay Ward of Jackson, Minn. – three-year letter winner; Head Coach: Tom Schuller.

Defensive Linemen
Lain Bernhardt – 6'4" and 355 lbs. – Akron High School – son of Rod and Denise Bernhardt of Otis, Colo.; Head Coach: Brian Christensen.

Jared Hahn – 6'3" and 245 lbs. – Rosholt High School – son of Keith and Annette Han of Rosholt, S.D.; Honorable Mention All-State, Team Captain; Head Coach: Steven Shiltz.

Tyler Lippert – 6'3" and 255 lbs. – Hamilton High School – son of Tandi Gelwicks of Chandler, Ariz.; 2nd Team All-Region, three-time Class '5A' D1 State Champions; Head Coach: Steve Belles.

Kyle Moe – 6'3" and 180 lbs. – Howard High School – son of Merlin and Mary Moe of Howard, S.D.; member of State '9AA' Champions in 2009; Head Coach: Pat Ruml.

Cliff Monroy – 6'3" and 250 lbs. – T.F. Riggs High School – son of Dennis Monroy and Heather Gust of Pierre, S.D.; two-time letter winner; Head Coach: Joe Kramer.

Tyler Poggemeyer – 6'1" and 225 lbs. – Lake Havasu High School – son of Jerry and Nancy Poggemeyer of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Head Coach: Karl Thompson.

Matt Vostad – 6'6" and 260 lbs. – Canton High School – son of Mike and Rhonda Vostad of Canton, S.D.; Honorable Mention; Head Coach: Rich Lundstrom.

Last Updated: 1/10/12