Feb 11th, 2011 @ 12:22 pm | Author: Viking sports admin
Valley City, North Dakota - Valley City State University Head Football Coach Dennis McCulloch announces the signing of 18 prep standout and football players to Dakota Athletic Conference Letters of Intent. This is the first group of 2011 VCSU Football signees and the group includes nine from North Dakota, seven from Minnesota, and one from both Arizona and Hawaii.

Coach McCulloch says 'This is a great group of young men who will be joining us this fall. Our staff continues to target the type student-athlete that will be competitive in all aspects of their lives at VCSU. We believe these young men have what it takes to make an impact on the field, in the classroom and our community. We are excited to get these young men to campus to compete. Our staff continues to focus on recruiting. I expect that we will sign 10-15 more in the coming weeks.'

North Dakota (9)
Eugene Smith, 5'7", 163, WR/DB, Litchville, ND
Honors: All-Region, All State 2010
Awards: Team MVP
Parents: Brent and Rhonda Smith

Delson Saintal, 6'3", 189, DL, Fargo, ND (Fargo North HS)
Awards: 2nd Team All-State Defensive End, All-Conference, Most Valuable Defensive Lineman
Parents: Exaiver and Iva Saintal

Tyler Meyer, 6'0", 210, DE, Lidgerwood, ND
Honors: 2009 & 2010 All Region, 2009 & 2010 1st Team All State
Awards: 2009 & 2010 Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, 2009 & 2010 Hustle Award
Parents: Scott and Teresa Meyer

Tate Aronson, 5'7", 170, RB, Crary, ND (Lakota HS)
Honors: Shrine Bowl Participant
Awards: All-Region
Parents: Tracy and Jackie Aronson

Ryan Orth, 5'9", 140, WR, Lidgerwood, ND
Honors: All-Region 1st Team DB (2009)(2010), All-State 1st Team DB (2009)(2010)
Parents: Lynn and Paula Orth

Mark Zinke, 6'0", 225, TE, Mandan, ND
Honors: All Conference TE
Parents: Steve & Stephanie Zinke

Kelly Illies, 6'0", 185, RB, Lidgerwood, ND
Honors: All-State, All-Region 2009, All-Region Honorable Mention 2010
Awards: Most Valuable Back 2009, 2010 Most Improved 2009, 2010
Parents: Gerald and Janice Illies

Jared Vandal, 6', 195, LB, Rolla, ND
Honors: Team Captain
Awards: 2nd Team All-Region
Parents: Robert and Mary Vandal

Preston Myers, 6'3", 195, WR, Valley City, ND
Honors: Second Team - All Region
Awards: 2nd Team-All Region
Parents: Dennis and Sandy Meyers

Minnesota (7)
Eric Vigil, 5'10", 195, LB, Rockville, MN (Rocori HS)
Honors: All-Conference Honorable Mention
Awards: Defensive MVP
Parents: Art and Brenda

Evan Schindele, 5'9", 185, RB, Stephen, MN (Stephen-Argyle HS)
Honors: 2009 & 2010 All-Conference, All-State 2010
Parents: Doug and Jane Schindele

Daron Garvis, 5'9", 180, RB, Richfield, MN
Honors: All-Conference Honorable Mention
Parents: Shamim and Leon Garvis

Cody Luethmers, 6'1", 190, LB, Cold Springs, MN (Rocori HS)
Honors: All-Conference Honorable Mention
Awards: Team Offensive MVP
Parents: Dennis and Jeanne

Claudius Browne, 5'5", 230, FB, Ramsey, MN (Coon Rapids HS)
Awards: Two Time Letterman
Parents: Tom and Fanniemay Brown

Jelani Shonoiki, 5'9", 165, WR, Brooklyn Center, MN
Honors: Team Captain
Awards: All-Conference, All-Section, Offensive MVP
Parents: Angela Shonoiki

Andrew Reierson, 6'1", 175, DB, Coon Rapids, MN
Parents: Mark and Sheila Reierson

Arizona/Hawaii (2)
Landon Freitas, 6'2", 295, OL, Mililani, HI
Honors: Second Team - All Star (West Division); All State (Honorable Mention)
Parents: Clarence Freitas & Theona Poggi

Brandon Simpson, 6'3", 280, OL, Safford, AZ
Parents: Kim and Happy Simpson