North Dakota State replenishes on signing day

Fargo, ND ( - After losing a standout senior class, new North Dakota State football coach Chris Klieman announced a 29-member signing class on Wednesday.

The three-time reigning FCS national champion Bison lost 24 seniors as well as former head coach Craig Bohl following their 15-0 season.

Klieman, who was the defensive coordinator under Bohl, played a big part in the new class, which included 19 signees, two currently enrolled student-athletes and eight preferred walk-ons.

The two enrolled student-athletes are sophomore running back King Frazier, who transferred from Nebraska after two years, and freshman tight end Marcus Collins from La Follette High School in Madison, Wis.

North Dakota State Bison

Player (Pos) HT WT Hometown (High School)


Jalen Allison CB 6-0 167 Papillion, NE (Papillion-La Vista)

Eric Bachmeier SS 6-2 179 Kindred, ND (Kindred)

Luke Bacon OL 6-5 281 Granville, ND (Towner-Granville-Upham)

Isaac Cenescar S 5-10 180 Orlando, FL (Cypress Creek)

Marcus Collins TE 6-4 210 Madison, WI (La Follette)

Colin Conner OL 6-5 304 Mineral Point, WI (Iowa-Grant)

Lance Dunn RB 5-9 200 Waterloo, IA (Waterloo West)

Eji Ejiya RB 6-2 189 Blaine, MN (Spring Lake Park)

*King Frazier RB 6-0 220 Greenwood, MO (Lee's Summit/Nebraska)

Khayvon Hawkins WR 6-1 207 Crystal, MN (Robbinsdale Cooper)

Nate Jenson TE 6-6 229 Waupaca, WI (Waupaca)

Stanley Jones DE 6-4 211 Bismarck, ND (Bismarck)

Dan Marlette LB 6-2 194 Sioux Falls, SD (Washington)

Greg Menard DE 6-2 227 Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North)

Dakota Reid CB 5-9 175 Chicago, IL (Morgan Park)

Darrius Shepherd WR 5-11 181 Blue Springs, MO (Blue Springs)

Easton Stick QB 6-2 205 Omaha, NE (Creighton Prep)

Christian Triplett OL 6-4 305 Maple Plain, MN (Delano)

R.J. Urzendowski WR 6-0 191 Omaha, NE (Creighton Prep)

Tanner Volson OL 6-4 268 Balfour, ND (Drake-Anamoose)

Blake Williams DL 6-4 248 Washington, MI (Romeo)

Preferred Walk-Ons

Caleb Butler DE 6-3, 220 Blaine, MN (Blaine)

Ian Gallagher, P/K 6-3 175 Walworth, WI (Big Foot)

Levi Hoiby DL 6-4 230 Powers Lake, ND (Powers Lake)

Levi Jordheim LB 6-2 188 Dickinson, ND (Dickinson)

Isaac Lashua TE 6-4 232 Iola, WI (Iola-Scandinavia)

Peder Olson LB 6-1 195 Maple Grove, MN (Maple Grove)

Nathan Preston FB 6-2 226 New Prague, MN (New Prague)

Aaron Steidl DL 6-3 260 Alexandria, MN (Jefferson)

* - Transfer