Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Steve Laqua said as much as half of MSUM’s 27-player recruiting class could earn playing time next fall.
Defensive back, wide receiver and offensive line are three areas that first-year players will have the best chance to compete for playing time.
Shea DeJong, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound safety from Sioux Falls Roosevelt, is a recruit who could see the field next fall. Laqua likes how physical DeJong plays. Below is a DeJong highlight package.
Korey Jacobson, Nico Caramella, Jaylen Raye and Brandon Nelson are other defensive back recruits who could see the field sooner than later.
Jacob Antolak, Zach Stemen and Bennen Bierman are offensive line prospects with a chance to push for early playing time.
Below is the up-to-date list of Dragons recruits in the wake of Wednesday’s national signing day:
- Cory Ambrose (CB/WR, 5-7, 145, Grasston, Minn./Braham HS)
- Jacob Antolak (OL, 6-0, 250, Zimmerman, Minn./Zimmerman HS)
- Jesse Beilke (OLB, 5-11, 180, Buffalo, N.D./Maple Valley HS)
- Jack Biebighauser (LB/TE, 6-1, 215, Victoria, Minn./Chanhassen HS)
- Bennen Bierman (OL, 6-2, 265, Forest Lake, Minn./Forest Lake HS)
- Aaron Bohl (ILB, 6-2, 215, Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln East HS)
- Nico Caramella (S, 6-0, 185, Murrieta, Calif./Paloma Valley HS)
- Shea DeJong (S, 5-7, 175, Sioux Falls, S.D./Roosevelt HS)
- Jacob Hodge (QB, 6-0, 175, Kasson, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville HS)
- Korey Jacobson (DB, 5-9, 170, Baldwin, Wisc./St. Croix Central HS)
- Troy Peterson (TE, 6-3, 240, Hitterdal, Minn./Ulen-Hitterdal HS)
- Kaleb Jeske (OL/DL, 6-3, 260, West Fargo, N.D./West Fargo HS)
- Derek Kraft (LB/P, 6-0, 195, Twin Valley, Minn./Norman County East HS)
- Logan Lange (RB/WR, 5-11, 191, Pequot Lakes, Minn./Pequot Lakes HS)
- Alex Lee (WR, 5-10, 145, Halstad, Minn./Norman County West HS)
- Chris Lee (ILB, 5-11, 205, Colton, S.D./Dell Rapids St. Mary HS)
- Zayne Medhaug (RB, 6-1, 185, Wahpeton, N.D./Wahpeton HS)
- Brandon Nelson (DB, 6-1, 190, West Fargo, N.D./Shanley HS)
- Kendrick Pratt (LB, 5-8, 187, Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna HS)
- Jaylen Raye (DB/RB, 5-7, 165, Bellflower, Calif./Valley Christian HS)
- Tyler Rivard (RB/WR/LB, 5-11, 165, Fargo, N.D./Shanley HS)
- Austin Ruehl (RB/WR/DB, 5-9, 176, South Haven, Minn./Kimball Area HS)
- Garrett Shelley (WR, 6-0, 185, Delano, Minn./Delano HS)
- Shane Siverson (WR, 6-0, 160, West Fargo, N.D./West Fargo HS)
- Lucas Solie (LB, 5-11, 200, Fertile, Minn./Fertile-Beltrami HS)
- Zachary Stemen (OL, 6-3, 285, LaMoure, N.D./LaMoure HS)
- Cassidy Violet (OL/DL, 5-11, 215, Hawley, Minn./Hawley HS)