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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UND announces football recruits

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UND football begain announcing its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, National Signing Day for college programs across the country.

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As of 10:30 a.m., new coach Bubba Schweigert and his staff had received 15 signed national letters of intent.

The list of recruits by UND:

BRANDON WALKER

WR, 6-2, 185

Flint, Mich. (Carman-Ainsworth HS)

High School Coach: Nate Williams

Earned All-Saginaw Valley League first team honors after catching 20 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns as a senior … Also had four interceptions … Also an all-conference performer as a sophomore and junior … Son of Shannon and Nakeysha Walker.

NLI received at 7:09 a.m. CT

CHRIS CARTER

CB, 5-10, 190

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice HS)

High School Coach: Al Fracassa

Earned All-Catholic League honors as a safety following junior season and cornerback during senior season … Totaled 52 tackles and 10 pass break-ups during perfect 14-0 season as a senior … Helped lead team to three consecutive Michigan Division 2 state titles … Son of Melvin and Tracei Carter.

NLI received at 7:36 a.m. CT

DREW GREELY

DE, 6-3, 225

Wayzata, Minn. (Wayzata HS)

High School Coach: Brad Anderson

All-Lake Conference honorable mention honoree as a junior and senior … Earned Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team honors after posting 45 tackles and three sacks as a senior … Had 55 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a junior … Son of Troy and Cheryl Greely.

NLI received at 7:37 a.m. CT

BRANDON DRANKA

DE, 6-2, 235

Huntley, Ill. (Huntley HS)

High School Coach: John Hart

Earned Fox Valley All-Conference first team honors after totaling 55 tackles and 11.5 sacks as a senior … Also forced four fumbles and recovered two … Earned honorable mention all-state accolades … Honor Roll in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 … Son of Mike and Ala Melco.

NLI received at 7:49 a.m. CT

KEATON STUDSRUD

QB, 6-1, 185

St. Louis Park, Minn. (Benilde St. Margarets)

High School Coach: Jon Hanks

Threw for 1,555 yards and 18 touchdowns during senior season, also rushed for 797 yards and 10 scores en route to earning North Suburban Conference MVP honors and Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro second team honors … As a three-year starter at quarterback, accounted for more than 6,000 combined rushing and passing yards during prep career … Also earned North Suburban All-Conference honors as a junior and was all-metro honorable mention … Team captain on both football and baseball teams as a senior … Also a three-year starter shortstop …Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013 … Son of Jason and Patty Studsrud.

NLI received at 8:08 a.m. CT

ADAM STINER

OL, 6-6, 280

Verona, Wis. (Verona HS)

High School Coach: Dave Richardson

Two-time All-Big Eight Conference first-team selection and earned all-area honorable mention honors as a senior … Also an all-conference performer in the discus as a junior … Member of the National Honor Society and received high honors all four years of high school … Son of Brad and Ellen Stiner.

NLI received at 8:12 a.m. CT

REID TAUBENHEIM

PK, 6-1, 185

Farmington, Minn. (Farmington HS)

High School Coach: Brian Helmstetter

2013 First Team Minnesota Football Coaches Association All-State ... Minneapolis Star Tribune First Team All-Metro 5-for-7 as a senior on field goals ... 2012 Honorable Mention All-State, made 9-of-10 field goals and holds Minnesota state record for field goals made in a game (4), school record for field goals in a season (9) and longest field goal made in school history (48 yards) … Son of Troy and Kris Taubenheim.

NLI received at 8:22 a.m. CT

AUSTIN CIESLAK

OL/DL, 6-4, 250

Hazen, N.D. (Hazen HS)

High School Coach: Rick Philion

Earned Class A All-State honors en route to leading Hazen to the state title as a senior … Named to the All-Region 4 Team and named the Class A and Region 4 Senior Athlete of the Year after recording 48 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and three interceptions … Son of Sheldon and Joni Cieslak.

NLI received at 8:29 a.m. CT

JOSIAH MONTAGUE

DB, 5-11, 180

Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)

High School Coach: Dave Nelson

Earned two letters as a cornerback and safety … Finished senior season with 61 total tackles, including 30 solo stops … Also had seven pass deflections … Helped lead 2012 Track and Field team to a state title … Earned three letters in track and field … Son of Kenneth and Mery Montague.

NLI received at 9:07 a.m. CT

CHRIS HANNIBLE

DB, 6-0, 195

Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)

Junior College Coach:

Spent the last two seasons at Bakersfield College … As a sophomore, registered 59 tackles and four interceptions, including a 15-tackle performance at Santa Ana College … A dual-threat quarterback in high school, passed for 1,542 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,243 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior en route to leading his team to a 13-0 record and Valley Championship … Named The Californian’s All-Area Football Player of the Year … Son of Alicia Robertson.

NLI received at 9:31 a.m. CT

JACOB HOLMEN

LS, 6-2, 200

Minot, N.D. (Minot HS)

High School Coach: Barry Holmen

Earned Class AAA All-State first team honors as a tight end after finishing senior season with 29 receptions and 341 receiving yards … Helped team reach Class AAA semifinals … Named to the Minot Daily News All-Area Team … Earned Academic All-Conference honors … Member of the 2012 All-Western Dakota Athletic Region Team … Son of Barry and Lynae Holmen.

NLI received at 9:32 a.m. CT

DEVELYN FERGUSON

WR, 6-1, 175

Wauwautosa, Wis. (Wauwautosa West HS)

High School Coach: Matt Good

Two-time All-Woodland West Conference first team performer … Caught 25 passes for 448 yards and four touchdown as a senior and rushed nine times for 98 yards and two scores … As a junior, had 22 receptions for 442 yards and six touchdowns ... Son on Anton and Jennifer Ferguson.

NLI received at 9:40 a.m. CT

DYLAN HARMSTON

LB, 6-2, 215

Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie HS)

High School Coach: Joe Labuda

Totaled 86 tackles, including 59 solo stops … Also had 19 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a senior en route to earning All-Big Rivers Conference honors … Was an all-conference performer as a junior as well … Holds the Big Rivers conference record in the triple jump and the was Big Rivers Field Athlete of the Year as a junior … Son of Chuck and Clare Harmston.

NLI received at 9:45 a.m. CT

DEION HARRIS

DB, 6-3, 175

Hibbing, Minn. (Hibbing HS)

High School Coach: Terry Vesel

Earned All Sea-Range Conference honors as a junior and senior … Made 55 tackles and had two interceptions during junior season … Played quarterback during his senior season … Son of Rose Ann Urbick (grandmother) and Gavin Robinson (step-father).

NLI received at 9:54 a.m. CT

DEMON TAYLOR

OL, 6-4, 280

St. Louis, Mo. (Soldan International Studies)

High School Coach: Sean Morris

Named to the small schools 2012 and 2013 St. Louis “All-American” Football Team as an offensive lineman … Earned Public High League Division I All-Conference honors as a defensive tackle after his senior season … Totaled 45 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior and registered 73 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries … Son of Miracle McCaleb.

NLI received at 10:06 a.m. CT

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