Apr 12th, 2002 @ 9:26 am | Author: Viking Sports Information
VCSU Signs Eight Transfers and 30 Prep Standouts
Valley City, ND--

Valley City State University head football coach Dennis McCulloch announces the signing of eight transfers and 30 prep standout football players to DAC-10 letters of intent. The group includes 17 from N.D., nine from Minnesota, four from S.D., two each from Washington and Florida, and one each from Alaska, Illinois, Georgia and Ohio.

"We have some big holes to fill with the loss of 13 starters, seven on offense and six on defense. Our biggest concerns were on the offensive line and in the kicking game. We were helped with the transfer of Jay Dukes who has been out of school for several years and is returning to finish a degree in business" McCulloch said.

"We believe Jay will be able to handle all the kicking chores next season.

Dukes punted his freshman and sophomore years at North Carolina State before transferring to Central Florida, and then decided to leave school and work for his father.

In addition, three big transfers will help solidify the offensive line needs. Andy Hart, 6-5, 320, has transferred from the University of Minnesota-Crookston to join his twin broth Tony; Justin Green. 6-2, 280, is returning after playing in Southern Oregon; and Andy Campbell, 6-0, 285, is transferring from a tech school after playing semi-pro football for the last four years.

"As with most years our concentration in recruiting is to bring in a good nucleus of freshmen that will help build a solid foundation for the future" McCulloch said.

"I feel very good about the quality of young men who have committed to play football for us next fall.

McCulloch cites needs in the O-line and wide receiver position, but with over 100 players on the roster "we are only looking for a few quality student-athletes to help fill out the roster.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my staff, Gregg Horner, Nat Hill, Cory Anderson and Jamie Nelson who have put in many extra hours to get us to this point in recruiting.