Signed Recruits

2014 Signed Recruits

South Dakota

Trevor Anderson
Wide Receiver
6'0" - 150 lbs.
Wall High School
Coach:  Kent Anderson (DSU alum)
Parents:  Kent and Angie Anderson
Hometown:  Wall, S.D.
Intended Major:  Physical Education


*South Dakota Football Coaches' All-State Wide Reciever
*Argus Leader 'Elite 45' Honorable Mention
*Three-time All-Conference selections
*2nd All-Time 9-man receiving yards in a single season (1,123 yards)
*Tied record for 9-man receiving touchdowns in a single season (17)
*4th wide receiver in 9-man history with 1,000 yards in a single season
*Team Captain

Aric Birkeland
Offense Lineman
6'1" - 250 lbs.
Huron High School

Coach:  Michael Postma
Parents:  Marc and Dwan Birkeland
Hometown:  Huron, S.D.

Intended Major:  Undecided


*Two year two way starter
*1,000-lbs lifting club
*Team Captain
*1st Team All-Eastern South Dakota (ESD) Conference
*1st Team Class '11AA' All-State,
*Invited to play in the South Dakota All-Star game

Dereck DeVries
Free Safety
6'3" - 180 lbs.
Lennox High School
Coach:  Matt Luze

Parents:  Dan and Jill DeVries
Hometown:  Lennox , S.D.
Intended Major:  Undecided



*Argus Leader 'Elite 45' Honorable Mention
*Offensive Most Valuable Player
*Three varsity letter winner
*Class '11A' All-State 1st team
*Big 8 conference honorable mention in his sophomore and junior season
*Dakota 12 All-conference 1st team
*Placed third at State Class 'A' in  sprint medley
*Sprinter of the  in his sophmore and junior seasons
*Hurdler-of-the-year award (Junior season)
*Member of the National Honor Society

Jacob Giles
6'2" - 185 lbs.

Madison High School
Coach:  Max Hodgen (DSU alum & former DSU Football All-American)
Parents:  Chris and Karen Giles
Hometown:  Madison, S.D.
Intended Major:  Education



*First Team Class'11A' All-state Quaterback
*Argus Leader 'Elite 45' selection
*Selected to play in the South Dakota All-Star Game
*Acadmic All-State

Jacob Habeger
Offense Lineman
6'0" - 250 lbs.
Dell Rapids High School
Coach:  Steve Hansen
Parents:  Ray and Suzanne Habeger
Hometown:  Dell Rapids, S.D.

Intended Major:  Elementary Education


*Team Captain
*Member of the State Champions team three times
*Four-year honor roll student
*Superman Award
*Quarrier of the Month award winner

Ean Horner
Offensive Lineman
5'10" - 260 lbs.
Dakota Valley High School

Coach:  Jeff Vandenhul
Parents:  Jeff and Laurie Horner
Hometown:  Dakota Dunes, S.D.
Intended Major:  Elementary Education



Justin Meyers
Defensive Line
6'4" - 265 lbs.
Yankton High School
Coach:  Arlin Likness
Parent:  Colleen Meyers
Hometown:  Yankton, S.D.
Intended Major:  Undecided
*Kooistra (Hardest Worker) Award winner
*5-Point Buck Award winner
Tyler Myers
Defensive End
6'2" - 220 lbs.
Ethan High School
Coach:  Tim Hawkins
Parents:  Kip and Casta Myers
Hometown:  Ethan, S.D.
Intended Major:  Business Management

*Team award for best offensice and best
defensive lineman
*1st team Corn Belt All-conference selection
*1st team Class '9AA' All-state selection
*Argus Leader 'Elite 45' selection
*Member of the 2010, 2011,& 2013 State chanpionship teams
* Lineman of the game in the 2013 stae championship game
Austin Opdahl
Wide Receiver
6'1" – 180 lbs.
Chester Area High School
Coach:  Brad Benson
Parents:  Nick Opdahl & Jennifer Krause
Hometown:  Chester, S.D. 
Intended Major:  Business Management
  Bismark Roberts
5'8" – 175 lbs.
Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
Coach:  Kim Nelson
Parents:  Tom & Linda Roberts
Hometown:  Sioux Falls
Intended Major:  Exercise Science


Hunter Cockrell
Kicker Punter
5'11" - 165 lbs.
Maumelle High School

Coach:  Mike Buchan
Parents:  Kelly and Robin Cockrell

Hometown:  Maumell, Ark.
Intended Major: Network and Security Administration


*Three-year letter winner
*All Conference kicker
*Hornet Hero Award winner


Brandon Lasky
Wide Receiver
6'1" - 180 lbs.
Chino Valley High School
Coach:  Chuck Apap
Parents:  Heather Lasky and Irvin Mitchell
Hometown:  Chino Valley, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


*Three-time Letter winner in football
*Two-year Team captain
*2-time letter winner in track
*Maintained over a 3.0 grade point average in four-yearh hight school career

Tory Marciel
Wide Reciever
6'0" - 170 lbs.
Chino Valley High School
Coach:  Chuck Apap
Parents:  Michael and Karen Marciel
Hometown:  Chino Valley, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


*Three-time Player-of-the-week honors
*All-Area selection
Nick Martensen
Wide Receiver
5'11" - 160 lbs.
Bradshaw Mountain High School
Parents:  Robert and Darlene Martensen
Hometown:  Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided
*First team All-Region
*First team Arizona Coaches' Association
*First team All-Courier

Justin Pontarelli
Offensive Lineman
5'11" - 280 lbs.
Shadow Ridge High School
Coach:  Rico Tipton
Parents:  Vito and Joanna Pontarelli
Hometown:  Surprise, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


Four year honor rool student
*2014 National Football Foundation (NFF)Scholar Athlete
*Team Captain
*Two Time 1st team All-Section

Doug (DJ) Schroeder
Offensive Lineman
6'2" - 265 lbs.
Buena High School
Coach:  Ryan Scherling
Parents:  Doug and Jennifer Schroeder
Hometown:  Hereford, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


*1st Team All-Section
*3rd Team All-State
  Michael Ureel
Defensive End
6'1" – 220 lbs.
Hamilton High School
Coach:  Steve Belles
Parents:  Michael & Amy Ureel
Hometown:  Chandler, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


  Mike DeArmond
Defensive Tackle
6'2" – 300 lbs.
Ayala High School
Coach:  Frank Mazzotta
Transfer:  Evangel (Mo.) University
Parents:  Michael & Teresa DeArmond
Hometown:  La Habra, Calif.
Intended Major:  Undecided

Shawn Hughes
Offensive Lineman
6'4" - 280 lbs.
Quincy High School
Coach:  Tom Goss
Parents:  Bryon and Amy Hughes
Hometown:  Quincy, Calif.
Intended Major:  Computer Science


*Three-time best Offensive Lineman
*All-Conference Lineman
*Scholar Athlete Award
*Mid-Valley League Selection
*Also lettered in track
*Three-time Discus Mid-Valley League Champions
*Two-time Discus NSCIF Division III Champions
*Runner-up in 2013 NSCIF Championships
*3rd place in 2011 Discus NSCIF Division III Championships
*Best Thrower Award
*2013 All-Northern Selection
*Track Most Valuable Player
Robert Johnson
Running Back
5'10" – 185 lbs.
Transfer:  College of San Mateo (Calif.)
Coach:  Bret Pollack
Parents:  Bob Johnson and Jeannette Baker
Hometown:  East Palo Alto, Calif.
Intended Major:  Undecided
*First Team San Mateo County
*P.A.L. Lake Player-of-the-Year
*First Team Palo Alto Daily
*All Bay Area Honorable Mention
Kamarri Watson
Running Back
5'7" – 160 lbs.
Canyon Springs High School
Coach:  Pete Garza
Parent:  Tafvolaun Comminey
Hometown:  Moreno Valley, Calif.
Intended Major:  Computer Game Design


Dylan Presley
5'11" - 210 lbs.
Grandview High School
Coach:  John Shultz
Parents:  Jason and Kathy Presley
Hometown:  Aurora, Colo.
Intended Major:  Undecided



*2013 Grandview Football Fallen Wolf Scholarship award winner
*Lettered in lacrosse for three years


Mahcia Davis
Defensive Back
5'11" - 170 lbs.
Concord High School
Coach:  George Kosanovich
Parents:  Keenan & Chevonne Dorsey
Hometown:  New Castle, Del.
Intended Major:  Exercise Science

*Three-year letter winner
*Three-year starter
*Team Captain
*Division I Flight A All-Blue Hen Conference Defensive Back selection
*Nominated to play in Blue/Gold All-Star Football Game
*Senior season stats:  64 tackles; 12 tackles-for-a-loss; 3 quarterback sacks; 3 interceptions; 2 forced fumbles, 1 touchdown


Ramel Dyer
Position:  Linebacker
5'11" – 220 lbs.
Sandalwood High School
Coach:  Adam Geis
Parent:  Tamika Dyer
Hometown:  Jacksonville, Fla.
Intended Major:  Undecided

Collins MaCauley
5'10" - 165 lbs.
University Christian School
Coach:  David Penland
Parent:  Ola Cole
Hometown:  Jacksonville, Fla.
Intended Major:  Business


*Four-year letter-winner
*Three-year starter at corernback
Colby Morgan
Defensive Line
6'4" - 295 lbs.
Nova High School
Coach:  William Hobbs
Parent:  Ayana Morgan
Hometown:  Hallandale, Fla.



Mason Decker
Defensive Tackle
6'0" – 240 lbs.
Algona High School
Coach:  Eric Bormann
Parents:  Troy & Megan Decker
Hometown:  Algona, Iowa
Intended Major:  Exercise Science

*All-District First Team
*Two-time All-Area First Team
  Patrick Ewoldt
Offensive Tackle
6'0" – 225 lbs.
Hartley High School
Coach:  Steve Waechter
Parents:  Dave & Cheryl Ewoldt
Hometown:  Hartley, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Information Technology
*All-District First Team

Chris Hackett
Offensive Lineman
6'1" - 275 lbs.

Bishop Heelan High School
Coach:  Roger Jansen
Parent:  Sarah Hackett
Hometown:  Sioux City, Iowa
Intended Major:  Exercise Science


*Three time letter-winner
*Member of the 2013 State Champion team

Dillon Pigsley
5'10" – 185 lbs.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School
Coach:  Eric Kellar
Parents:  Blaine Pigsley & Heather Donnan
Hometown:  Eddyville, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Undecided
*Academic All-Conference
*Team Offensive Most Valuable Player
Weston Shaw
5'10" – 180 lbs.
Algona High School
Coach:  Eric Bormann
Parents:  Adam & Erin Shaw
Hometown:  Algona, Iowa
Intended Major:  Elementary Education
*Two-time All-District First Team
*Two-time All-Area First Team
  Jonathan Sysum
Tight End
6'3" – 220 lbs.
Resurrection Christian School
Coach:  Rich Yonkers
Transfer:  Western State (Colo.)
Parents:  Jon & Teri Sysum
Hometown:  Hartley, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Undecided
*Two-time All-Conference Tight End


Devon Rahbine
Defensive Line
6'2" - 275 lbs.
Anchor Bay High School
Coach:  Jason Byers
Parents:  William Rahbine and Rebecca Thomas
Hometown:  Chesterfield, Mich.
Intended Major:  Undecided



Brenden Meyer
Tight End
5'11" - 230 lbs.
Monticello High School
Coach:  Jason Telecky
Parents:  Paul and Staci Meyer
Hometown:  Monticello, Minn.
Intended Major:  Business


*Second team All-Conference selection


Jeremy Christner
Running Back
6'1" - 205 lbs.
Broken Bow High School
Coach:  Mike Garner
Hometown:  Broken Bow, Neb.
Intended Major:


*Two-Time All-District
*Top Lifter
*All-Camp Team at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
*Ranked No. 25 in the Central Distric by the National Underclassmen Combine (NUC)
*Faculty Choice Award
*Student of the Month
*Weddington Excelsior Award

Josh Thielen
Offensive Lineman
6'3" - 245 lbs.
Blair High School
Coach:  Darren Harsin
Parents:  Jeremy Thielen and Tonia McMannis
Hometown:  Blair, Neb.
Intended Major:  Physical Education


*Nebraska Associated Press Class 'B' All-State Honorable Mention
*Lincoln Star Journal Class 'B' All-State Honorable Mention


Levar Colbert
Defensive Lineman
6'3" - 270 lbs.
Durango High school
Coach:  Matt Gerber
Parent:  Nicole Shelton
Hometown:  Las Vegas, Nev.
Intended Major:  Undecided



Ivaylo IIiev
5'11" - 230 lbs.
Mountain View Christian School
Coach:  Mike Valenzuela
Parents:  Silvia and Vassil IIiev
Hometown:  Las Vegas, Nev.

Intended Major:  Business Management


*First-team All-Southern League offense
*2nd team All-Southren League Defense
*1st Team All-State Offense


Evan Lese
6'1" - 195 lbs.
Westerville High School
Coach:  Rocky Pentello
Parents:  Richard and Leslie Lese
Hometown:  Westerville, Ohio
Intended Major:  Undecided

*Quarterback Most Valuable Player Underclassmen Combnie in Cleveland, Ohio
*Leadership Award winner



Danny Kierstad
5'10" – 210 lbs.
Kearns High School
Parents:  Dan & Alisha Kierstad
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah 
Intended Major:  Business



Skyler Seubert
6'0" - 185 lbs.
Cheney High School
Coach:  Jason Williams
Parents:  Pat and Angie Seubert
Hometown:  Cheney, Wash.
Intended Major:  Undecided


*Recipient of Mike Jarms award
*Started for the top-rated defense in the GNL conference
*Also lettered in wrestling for four years


Colton Stees
Defensive End
6'5" - 225 lbs.
Southeast High School
Coach:  Mark Bullington
Parents:  John Stees and Beth Pafford
Hometown:  LaGrange, Wyo.
Intended Major:  Undecided


*Four-time All-State defensive end
*Two-time Team Captain
*Member of the 2012 State Champions
*Officer of the Year award for Goshen County 4-H
Zach Wilkinson
6'0" – 160 lbs.
Cheyenne South High School
Coach:  Tracy Pugh
Parents:  Mark and Kimberly Wilkinson
Hometown:  Cheyenne, Wyo.
Intended Major:  Undecided
*Team Most Valuable Player
*3-year letter winner at quarterback
*Invited to Ultimate 100 Camp
*Bison Award Winner (2013)



Tim Clulow
Offensive Guard
6'1" – 285 lbs.
St. Gregory's High School
Coach:  Roco Bosco
Parents:  David & Helene Clulow
Hometown:  Padstow, Australia
Intended Major:  Exercise Science

*Member of Australian U19 National Team
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