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UND football adds 2 juco players

UND football adds 2 juco players Click to Enlarge

North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced a pair of additions from the junior college ranks to his program Tuesday. Quarterback Noah Grover and defensive back Sayi Onaghinor have committed to UND and will arrive in Grand Forks this summer to begin their careers as Fighting Hawks.

Grover prepped at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Ariz., and threw for 1,303 yards and 14 touchdowns during his senior season despite missing five games with an injury.

In his lone season at Phoenix Collegea year ago, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound signal caller appeared in nine games, passing for 1,027 yards and nine touchdowns. Grover capped his Bears' career with a season-high 272 yards and three touchdown passes vs. Snow College.

"Noah is a strong, physical quarterback that can make all the throws," Schweigert said. "He gained some college experience last season in Arizona and will have four years to play three for us here at UND. We're excited to get him on campus this summer to start learning our system."

Onaghinor played the past two seasons at Sacramento City College where he appeared in 13 games for the Panthers. As a sophmore, the 6-foot, 180-pounder finished the season with 16 tackles and an interception.

"We really liked what we saw from Osayi on film," Schweigert said. "He has the ability to play all over the secondary. He has good coverage skills and plays well in space."

Originally from Elk Grove, Calif., Onaghinor prepped at Franklin High School and racked up 34 tackles as a senior.


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