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UMD FB Adds 34 in 2014 Recruiting Class, Reaction From Coach Wiese and Recruits

Updated: 02/05/2014 5:22 PM
Created: 02/05/2014 5:18 PM WDIO.com

It was a big day for UMD Football. Thirty student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play football for the reigning six-time Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Champs, while four others signed a Letter of Acceptance. It was one of the largest recruiting classes in the 82-year history of UMD football.

"We graduated 21 seniors from last fall so this necessitated us to recruit a larger group," UMD head coach Curt Wiese said in a release. "I foresee a handful of these incoming freshmen having an immediate impact with us."

Coach Wiese said the objective of this year's recruiting class was to add depth at all positions. "I believe we accomplished that," Wiese said.

PLAYER POSITION HOMETOWN (High School)
Tory Adams RB Hutchinson, MN (Hutchinson H.S.)
Jason Anderson OL Brooklyn Park, MN (Champlin Park H.S.)
Jason Balts WR Barron, WI (Barron H.S.)
Terrance Bowers WR Hopkins, MN (Hopkins H.S.)
Cal Durni DL Brookfield, WI (Brookfield East H.S.)
Ryan Duxbury S Wisconsin Rapids, WI (Wisconsin Rapids H.S.)
Adam Essler RB New London, MN (New London-Spicer H.S.)
Jon Evenson * LB Moose Lake, MN (Moose Lake-Willow River H.S.)
Jordan Hollie CB Brooklyn Park, MN (Osseo H.S.)
Bryce Juedes S Mequon, WI (Homestead H.S.)
Matt Juneau OL Brooklyn Park, MN (Champlin Park H.S.)
Jared Karow S Franklin, WI ( Franklin H.S.)
Alex Lasinski CB Hortonville, MN (Hortonville H.S.)
Tyler Lattery TE Lakeville, MN (Lakeville South H.S.)
Sam Lynch* S Plymouth, MN (Benilde-St. Margaret's H.S.)
Shawn Magee* QB Rice Lake, MN (Rice Lake H.S.)
Dillon Martinez CB Holmen, WI (Holmen H.S.)
Derek McLaughlin* RB Andover, MN (Andover H.S.)
AJ Naatz LB Menomonie, WI (Menomonie H.S.)
Jamiah Newell RB Lakeville, MN (Lakeville North H.S.)
Austin Noble OL Cannon Falls, MN (Cannon Falls H.S.)
Andrew Schiessl LB Menasha, WI (Menasha H.S.)
Brandon Scott DL Kasson, MN Kasson-Mantorville H.S.)
Jack Sims TE Edina, MN (Benidle-St. Margaret's H.S.)
Eriq Smith OL Shoreview, MN (Irondale H.S.)
Marcus Smith CB Menomonie, WI (Menomonie H.S.)
Ty Sullivan S Owatonna, MN (Owatonna H.S.)
Jason Telin OL Oakdale, MN (Tartan H.S.)
Trevor Thompson DL Neenah, WI (Neenah H.S.)
Sean Van Helden LB Stevens Point, WI (Stevens Point Area H.S.)
Aaron Wakefield-Zubiate RB Superior, WI (Superior H.S.)
Trapper Ward OL Rice Lake, WI (Rice Lake H.S.)
Gus Wedig LB Walworth, WI (Big Foot H.S.)
Joe Yernatich OL Duluth, MN (Duluth East H.S.)

* Signed Letter of Acceptance

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