Lisbon's Caleb Olson is UND's latest UND football recruit

Olson is the fourth North Dakotan in UND's 2022 recruiting class.


The UND football program continues to add North Dakota talent to its 2022 recruiting class.

Lisbon defensive lineman Caleb Olson has become the fourth in-state commitment of the recruiting class.

Olson, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound preferred walk-on, joins in-state recruits Paine Parks of Grand Forks Red River, Sam Strandell of Grand Forks Central and Luke Schweigert of Bismarck Century.

Olson has been a four-year starter for the Broncos at offensive guard and defensive end. He's projected as a nose guard for the Fighting Hawks' 3-4 defense.

Olson said his strengths are in his football smarts.


"I'm motivated and have dreamt about being part of a Division I football game," he said. "The easy part is done."

Olson is a four-sport athlete in Lisbon, competing in basketball, track and field and baseball, as well. He finished third at state in the shot put and discus last year.

"It's definitely a fun process but also exhausting," said Olson, who also held offers from Minnesota State-Moorhead and Valley City State. "After I finally figured out which couple of schools to look at, after looking at everything, UND was kind of a know-doubter. I like the facilities, coaches and environment. It's all something I think being a part of would be great."

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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