Red River's Hudson Flom will try walk-on with UND football
Flom was a second-team all-state choice for the Roughriders as a wide receiver and safety.
GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Red River senior Hudson Flom had more solid college football offers at the NCAA Division II and Division III levels, but the all-state team captain wants a shot at Division I college football.
Flom announced Sunday he'll try to walk on with the Fighting Hawks in the fall.
"I had a few offers from DII and DIII, but it came down to what I want to do," Flom said. "My dream is DI football. I wanted to bet on myself and prove I can play DI football, so I decided to take a walk-on chance and hopefully can succeed."
Flom will have an uphill battle to start in Grand Forks. Where as preferred walk-ons are guaranteed a roster spot, Flom will need to navigate through a tryout first.
In a typical year, UND has two or three players advance to the roster through that process.
Flom was a three-year starter at safety for the Roughriders and also played wide receiver. He said it's undecided where he'll try make the Hawks in the fall. For the Riders this past season, Flom had 15 catches for 218 yards and four touchdowns.
"Whatever gets me on the field is what I'll work for," said Flom, who's 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds.