Head coach Craig Bohl of two-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State unveiled a signing class of 21 high school seniors on Wednesday.
In addition, three more players were admitted to NDSU as recruited walk-ons.
The breakdown for the Bison's recruiting haul was 13 defensive players and 11 offensive players from nine different states.
Headlining the class was 6-foot-3, 275-pound nose tackle Nick Jacobsen, a Rivals three-star recruit out of Prescott, Wisc. He finished the 2012 season with 86 tackles, including 20 for loss, despite often being double- and triple- teamed.
NDSU finished with a 14-1 record this past season and beat Sam Houston State in the national championship game for the second straight year.
2013 North Dakota State Football Recruiting Class
Player (Pos) HT WT Hometown (High School)
Brad Ambrosius DE 6-4 235 De Pere, WI (West DePere)
Justin Axelson TE 6-4 200 Spring Lake Park, MN (Spring Lake Park)
Chris Board DB 6-0 200 Orlando, FL (Timber Creek)
Cole Davis QB 6-3 185 Kearney, MO (Kearney)
Drew Davis WR 6-3 200 Eau Claire, WI (Eau Claire Memorial)
Nicholas DeLuca LB 6-3 240 Omaha, NE (Millard North)
Tre Dempsey DB 5-11 165 Lakeland, FL (Lakeland)
James Gates LB 6-0 200 Menomonie, WI (Menomonie)
Pierre Gee-Tucker LB 6-0 205 Belleville, IL (Belleville West)
Mike Goergen LB 6-1 195 Adams, MN (Southland)
Alex Hahn LB 6-1 215 Oak Creek, WI (Oak Creek)
Jeff Illies TE/LB 6-3 195 Lidgerwood, ND (Lidgerwood)
Nick Jacobsen DT 6-3 275 Prescott, WI (Prescott)
Jesse Kubik OT 6-6 290 Manning, ND (Dickinson Trinity)
Austin Kuhnert OG 6-4 300 Sioux Falls, SD (Washington)
Grant Morgan DT 6-4 265 Oshkosh, WI (Oshkosh North)
Chase Morlock RB 6-0 195 Moorhead, MN (Moorhead)
Matt Plank LB 6-2 215 Gardner, KS (Gardner Edgerton)
Nate Tanguay DT 6-4 255 Mukwonago, WI (Mukwonago)
Jarrod Tuszka DE 6-3 205 Warner, SD (Warner)
Connor Wentz TE 6-3 240 Dunnellon, FL (Dunnellon)
Bennie Wilson FB 5-10 235 St. Michael, MN (St. Michael-Albertville)
Tyler Wrice WR 5-7 160 Papillion, NE (Papillion)
Zack Ziemer OT 6-4 285 Lakeville, MN (Lakeville North)