FB: Vikings Ink 15 Recruits In First Signing Release

Feb 2nd, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Author: VCSU Sports Information
Valley City State University Inks 15 Student-Athletes to Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Letter of Intent.

Valley City, North Dakota - Valley City State University Head Football Coach Dennis McCulloch announces the signing of 15 prep standout football players to Dakota Athletic Conference Letters of Intent. This is the first group of 2010 VCSU Football signees and the group includes 10 from North Dakota, two from Minnesota, one each from Alaska, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

'We believe we are off to a great start in recruiting with this initial group of young men committed to play at VCSU. As always, we build our recruiting class from the inside out. Our priority is to work very hard to find the best student-athletes in the state first and expand recruiting from there. We will continue recruiting to solidify all position groups. We will announce the rest of our recruiting class in early March,' Comments head coach Dennis McCulloch.

'I believe a true test of a great recruiting class cannot be measured for a couple of years. We believe that these young men can come in and impact the football team in their first two years. I know our coaching staff has made a concerted effort to improve our talent level at every position. I really believe that our initial list will definitely pass the eyeball test. These young men have had very impressive high school careers and were leaders on their team, as well as within their communities.'

'I would like to take this opportunity to thank my coaching staff. Gregg Horner, Travis Engen, and Rob Hunt have put in extra hours to get us to this point in recruiting. Recruiting would not be successful without them.'

North Dakota (10)
Justin Hamiton - 6'0" - 250 - Offensive Lineman - Fargo North High - Fargo, N.D.
Honors: Team Captain
Son of Kelly & Glen Hamilton

Josh Hooey - 6'0" - 205 - Inside Linebacker - Fargo South High - Fargo, N.D.
Honors: All Conference & All State Football, All State Hockey player, Team Captain for Football and Hockey
Son of Jeff and Audrey

Tyler Bryant - 6'0" - 210 - Linebacker - St. John High - St. John, N.D.
Honors: 3 time all region linebacker, 2 time all state linebacker, 2009 region 4 athlete of the year
Son of Rob and Glenda Bryant

Sam Callahan - 6'1" - 210 – Linebacker/Fullback - Fargo South High - Fargo, N.D.
Honors: All Conference, All State, Captain
Son of Casey and Kari Callahan

Jordan Aus - 6'0" - 170 - Running Back/Wide Receiver - Valley City High - Valley City, N.D.
Honors: Team Captain
Son of Jon and Joan Aus

Myles James Brooks - 6'0" - 183 - Punter/Kicker/Receiver - Bottineau High - Dunseith, N.D.
Honors: Ranks 1st in class, All Area Team, 2nd Team All-Region
Son of Larry & Kristy Brooks

Nic Pfeifer - 6'3" - 270 - Offensive Lineman - Rolette Public School - Rolette, N.D.
Honors: All-Region 3, First Team All-State
Awards: Most Valuable Lineman
Son of Lisa Pfeifer

Alex Gebhard - 6'3" - 273 - Offensive/Defensive Lineman - Edgeley Public School - Edgeley, N.D.
Honors: Rebels Most Valuable Offensive Lineman 2008, All SCC Honorable Mention 2008, All-Region Honorable Mention 2008
Son of Steven and Zelda Gebhard

Trevor Goerts - 5'7" - 175 - Running Back - Central Cass High School - Casselton, N.D.
Honors: 1st Team All-East Region, 2nd Team All-State
Son of Mike and Joy Dunn

Tyler Luehring - 6"0" - 150 - Wide Reciever/Quarterback - Dakota Prairie - Tolna, N.D.
Honors: All-Region 3 (2007, 2008, and 2009)
Awards: All-State 2nd team (2007, 2008, and 2009)
Son of Brian and Stacy Luehring

Minnesota (2)
Tyler Barnes - 6'4" - 245 - TE/DE and Long snapper - Farmington High - Farmington, Minn.
Awards: Midwest Combine All-Star
Son of John & Ann Barnes

Eric Mueller - 5'11" - 220 - Offensive/Defensive Lineman - Rocori High School - Cold Spring, Minn.
Son of Marvin and Connie Mueller

Alaska (1)
Ben Watkins - 6'1" - 245 - Defensive Lineman - Kodiak High School - Kodiak, Alaska
Honors: Alaska 1st Team All-State linebacker, 1st Team offensive guard 2007, Northern California 1st Team All-League defensive lineman at College of the Redwoods
Son of Bill and Kathy Watkins

Hawaii (1)
Monty Wright - 6'0" - 290 - Defensive Tackle - Radford High - Honolulu, Hawaii
Honors: All-State defensive tackle, All-State offensive guard
Awards: 1st Team All-Coference defensive tackle,1st team All-Conference offensive gaurd
Son of Kimberly and Lester Johnson; Father Monty Wright Sr.

Wisconsin (1)
Matt Zirbel - 5'9" - 185 - Running Back - North Crawford High - Gays Mills, Wis.
Honors: Offensive MVP
Awards: All Conference
Son of David and Lynn Zirbel