UND football adds 7 recruits
Pat Sweeney | Feb 6, 2019 AT 12:44 pm
North Dakota Head Football Coach Bubba Schweigert has announced that seven more prospective student-athletes have pledged their loyalties to the University of North Dakota football program by signing their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
Five of the seven signees are coming from the high schools ranks, as Jeremie Dominique and Brady Stevens joins the Fighting Hawks from the University of Hawai’i and Colorado, respectively.
By State/Province: California (1), Colorado (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Nevada (1), North Dakota (1), Québec (1)
By Position: Kicker/Punter (3), Defensive Back (2), Defensive Line (1), Quarterback (1)
Meet the Signees
Evan Arenz | K | 6-0 | 150 | Mandan, N.D./Mandan High School
Ended his senior season at Mandan with six made field goals and 30 made extra points to accumulate 48 points, finishing second on the team … Named second team All-USA Today North Dakota for special teams … Also starred on the basketball court, soccer field, and baseball field for the Braves.
Jeremie Dominique | DB | 6-2 | 190 | Montréal, Québec/Hawai’i
Spent the previous two seasons at the University of Hawai’i in the Mountain West Conference … Appeared in six games as a sophomore … Recorded a pair of tackles vs. Duquesne and Nevada … Saw action in seven games as a freshman for the Rainbow Warriors … Named to back-to-back All-Mountain West Academic Teams … Was a three-time All-Canadian selection in high school … Named the 2014 Canada Cup Defensive MVP.
Caleb Nelson | DB | 6-0 | 170 | Roseville, Calif./Folsom High School
Was one of the top players on a powerhouse program in the state of California … Helped the Bulldogs to a state title in 2018 … Picked off four passes as a senior and on as a junior … Finished with 14 pass deflections in 2018 … Recorded 19 total tackles in his final year … Practiced against teammates Joe Ngata (Clemson commit) and Elijhah Badger (2020 four-star) … Brother to current UND defensive back Lenny Nelson IV.
Chandon Pierre | DL | 6-3 | 255 | Reno, Nev./Folsom High School
Ranked as a three-star recruit by 24/7Sports … Played alongside Caleb Nelson at Folsom High School as a senior … Recorded 7.5 sacks as a Bulldog, including five in the state championship game … Also had 10 registered QB hurries as a senior … Logged 26 sacks over his last two seasons for Bishop Manogue in Reno, Nev. to lead the state.
Reid Sanders | K/P | 6-3 | 185 | Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata High School
Named a five-star punter by NKR and 4.5-star punter by Kohl’s Football Kicking Camp … Pinned eight of his 25 punts inside the 20 as a senior … Also recorded 12 touchbacks on 38 kickoffs in 2018 … Pegged as the No. 4 overall punter in the nation by the National Kicking Rankings.
Thomas (Tommy) Schuster | QB | 6-1 | 195 | Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa Valley High School
Started at QB during his final three seasons at Chippewa Valley … Won 30 games while only losing six as a starter … Named as the 2018 AP Player of the Year for the state of Michigan … Finished 13-for-13 with 207 yards and two TDs a 31-30 victory in the state title game as a senior … Named the National Player of the Week for that performance … Became the first QB in Michigan HS history to not throw an incompletion in a state title game … Named the 2018 Macomb County Player of the Year … Selected as the 2018 conference player of the year … 2018 All-State selection … Threw for 4,958 yards, 67 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in three seasons as a starter … Ran for 1,033 yards and 14 touchdowns as well.
Brady Stevens | K | 6-1 | 155 | Highlands Ranch, Colo./Colorado
Spent the previous season at the University of Colorado where he did not play football … Pegged as a 4.5-star kicker by Chris Sailer Kicking … Finished his senior season with three makes on five attempts, with one being blocked … Was 29-for-30 on PATs … Recorded 29 touchbacks in eight games … Named to the first team all-conference as a senior.
Fans can hear from Coach Schweigert and others at the annual Signing Day Party set for Wednesday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena beginning at 5 p.m.