FB: Vikings sign four more recruits for 2014

Apr 1st, 2014 @ 2:58 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University head football coach Dennis McCulloch announces the addition of four more student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to attend VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.

The four new signed recruits include: Kiefer Langan, a quarterback from St. John, N.D.; Isaac Yturralde, a linebacker from El Paso, Texas; Chanzce Jones, a linebacker from Houston, Texas; and Antoine Griffin, a projected wide receiver from Patrick AFB, Fla.

Langan passed for 23 touchdowns and ran for eight touchdowns last season at St. John. He was twice named All Region in his career and was named 2nd Team All State.

Yturralde led his team with 86 total tackles last year, helping them to the playoffs. He was named District 1-5A Honorable Mention and Academic All State.

Jones posted 133 total tackles and 15 sacks last year for his team in Houston, Texas. He was named 2nd Team All State, 1st Team All District, 1st Team All Area, and Co-Defensive MVP in the District.

Griffin played both ways for his high school team last year as a quarterback and defensive back. He projects as a wide receiver for the Vikings. He was named Team MVP and was voted Utility Player of the Year, showing his versatility on the field.

For more information on each incoming student-athlete and the entire list of Viking recruits, visit the VCSU football page at vikings.vcsu.edu.

Under the direction of coach McCulloch, VCSU went 5-5 last season and earned a share of the North Star Athletic Association title with a 3-1 conference record. The Vikings have won three straight conference titles.

Starting this fall, the North Star Athletic Association expands to seven teams in football. Dickinson State and Waldorf College will join the five founding members: VCSU, University of Jamestown, Dakota State University, Mayville State University and Presentation College. The Vikings open the 2014 season at home against University of Jamestown on Aug. 28.

VCSU Football Recruits
Kiefer Langan: QB, 6-0, 190 lbs, St. John, N.D.
2013: 79-156, 1776 passing yards, 23 TDs, 4 INT; 223 rushing yards, 8 TDs; 2nd Team All State, 2x All Region, 2x Offensive MVP

Isaac Yturralde: LB, 5-10, 170 lbs, El Paso, Texas
2013: 86 tackles, 4 FF, 1 INT; District 1-5A Defensive Honorable Mention, Academic All State

Chanzce Jones: LB, 5-10, 180 lbs, Houston, Texas
2013: 133 tackles (101 solo), 15 sacks, 4 FR; 2nd Team All State, 1st Team All District, 1st Team All Area, Co-Defensive MVP in District

Antoine Griffin: WR, 5-10, 155 lbs, Patrick AFB, Fla.
2013: 1900 passing yds, 18 TDs; 80 total tackles; Team MVP, All 1st Team, Utility Player of the Year