12:23 AM EST, February 7, 2013
Two-time defending national football champion North Dakota State signed Warner standout Jarrod Tuszka Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Tuszka is a projected defensive end. The three-time all-stater did it all for Warner, playing linebacker, tight end, wide receiver, running back, punter and placekicker. He had 91 tackles in earning the Lake Region Conference defensive MVP award in leading Warner to the state championship game this past season.
His dad Mark played football at Minnesota-Duluth (1976-79) and had tryouts with the Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers and and Minnesota Vikings. His grandfather, Rhody Tuszka, played football for the University of Minnesota (1954-58).
Mary recruits: Nick Larson of Selby signed to play for the University of Mary. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Herreid-Selby Area quarterback passed for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns, and also rushed for 396 yards and 8 touchdowns last season in leading the Wolverines to a 10-1 season.
Dakota State recruits: Dakota State signed 26 players, including former Britton-Hecla standout Spencer Carlson, who is transferring from USD. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder is projected as a wide receiver.
“Spencer did not play football while at USD, but he did lift and exercise with all sport programs by helping in the strength and conditioning programs for the Coyotes, and he looks like he did a great job of getting himself ready to play for the Trojans,” DSU coach Josh Anderson said. “We recruited Spencer out of high school and are glad he finally chose to join us.”
The Trojans also signed 6-foot-2, 180-pound free safety Cody Bunger. Bunger led Canistota to three state football championships in a row.
Dakota Wesleyan recruits: Dakota Wesleyan signed 33 recruits, including 5-foot-8, 205-pound linebacker Jade Farlee of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Farlee was a two-time all-conference, four-year starter who rushed for more than 1,000 yards and recorded 150 tackles. The Tigers also signed 6-foot, 185-pound linebacker Jeremy Schuelke of Milbank.
SDSU recruits: South Dakota State snagged three South Dakotans in its recruiting class of 17.
The Jacks also announced that 14 other prep standouts will walk-on with the team this fall. That list includes eight South Dakotans, including Matt Swallow of Aberdeen Roncalli.
Mason Leiseth, DE, 6-2, 215, Hayti.
Cole Langer, LB, 6-2, 230, Dell Rapids.
Connor Orgill, WR, 6-4, 190, Parker.
Mikias Alipate, LB, 6-1, 205, Richfield, Minn.
Jesse Bobbit, LB, 6-2, 215, Palatien, Il.
Dalton Douglas, QB, 6-4, 200, Redlands, Calif.
Nick Farina, DB, 6-0, 187, Phoenix, Ariz.
Charlie Harmon, OL, 6-6, 250, O’Fallon, Ill.
Stacy Keely, TE, 6-8, 205, Omaha, Neb.
Joe Kupcikevicius, OL, 6-5, 265, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Bryson McCabe, DB, 6-0, 190, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Jacob Ohnesorge, OL, 6-3, 265, Waunakee, Wis.
Freeman Simmons, DB, 5-9, 175, Columbia, Mo.
Joseph Stephens, OL, 6-4, 260, Champlin, Minn.
Bridgeport Tusler, RB, 5-11, 195, Osseo, Minn.
Jake Wieneke, WR, 6-4, 204, Maple Grove, Minn.
Lennard Cowans, DE, 6-3, 245, Orange, Calif.
Matt Swallow, wide receiver, Aberdeen.
Austin Benson, wide receiver, Sioux Falls.
Riley Clark, linebacker, Colman.
Christian Custer, tight end/linebacker, Lake City, Minn.
Grant Gordon, linebacker, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Troy Hunhoff, tight end, Yankton.
Eron Keely, tight end, Omaha, Neb.
Tanner Lambert, fullback, North Sioux City.
Kane Louscher, linebacker, Mason City, Iowa.
Braden Mengarelli, running back/defensive back, Prescott, Ariz.
Mitchell Nissen, wide receiver, Tea.
Joe Tjosvold, kicker, Lake Elmo, Minn.
Thayer Trenhaile, long snapper, Volga.
Case Wiarda, wide receiver, Castlewood.
USD recruits: South Dakota signed two South Dakotans:
John Wessel, LB, 6-2, 220, Sioux Falls, Roosevelt HS.
Taylor Lambert, LB, 5-10, 220, McCook Lake, Dakota Valley HS.
Ryan Alger, S, 5-11, 185, Broken Arrow, Okla., Broken Arrow HS.
Fred Beaugard, DL, 6-3, 235, Wheaton, Ill., Montini Catholic HS.
Miles Bergner, K/P, 6-1, 200, Longmont, Colo., Longmont HS.
Stetson Dagel, OL, 6-5, 250, Cherokee, Iowa, Cherokee HS.
Riley Donovan, WR, 6-1, 185, Kasson, Minn., Kasson-Mantorville HS.
Allen Edwards, DL, 6-3, 230, Miami, Fla., Immaculata-Lasalle HS.
Sean Finley, LB, 6-4, 225, Fountain Valley, Calif., Fountain Valley HS.
Marquice Fletcher, DB, 5-10, 170, Tulsa, Okla., Union HS.
Tevin Foster, DB, 5-11, 175, Lawton, Okla., Lawton HS.
Jackson Gannon, DL, 6-2, 260, Kearney, Neb., Kearney HS.
Sean Glenn, DL, 6-3, 238, Windsor, Colo., Windsor HS.
Josh Hunt, DB, 6-2, 188, Rock Rapids, Iowa, Central Lyon HS.
Ed Kennedy, OL, 6-5, 265, Fort Collins, Colo., Rocky Mountain HS.
Kiefer Ketelhut, OL, 6-6, 250, Plainfield, Ill., Plainfield North HS.
Khorey Kilgore, RB, 5-10, 190, Blue Springs, Mo., Blue Springs South HS.
Khalid Kornegay, WR, 6-2, 180, Tulsa, Okla., Union HS.
Jim Litrenta, LB, 6-2, 205, Orland Park, Ill., St. Laurence HS.
Jonathan Maag, OL, 6-4, 255, Scottsbluff, Neb., Scottsbluff HS.
Sam McLeran, OL, 6-3, 270, North Liberty, Iowa, Iowa City West HS.
Colin Mertlik, LB, 6-3, 200, Blair, Neb., Blair HS.
Jet Moreland, LB, 6-3, 205, Wichita, Kan., Wichita Heights HS.
Drew Potter, FB, 6-3, 240, Basehor, Kan., Basehor-Linwood HS.
Aaron Ramsey, QB, 6-3, 205, Stillwell, Kan., Blue Valley Southwest HS.
Graham Resseguie, DB, 5-11, 185, Lincoln, Neb., Pius X HS.
Kyle Staples, LB, 6-1, 225, Fresno, Calif., Fresno CC.
D'Treal Stone, DB, 6-0, 180, St. Joseph, Mo., Lafayette HS.
Brandt Van Roekel, ATH, 6-4, 190, Boyden, Iowa, Boyden HS.
Garrett Wooten, DT, 6-3, 250, Bloomington, Ill., Normal Community HS.
Luke Worden, DB, 5-9, 170, Scottsbluff, Neb., Scottsbluff HS.
Courtney Wright, DL, 6-2, 215, Coral Springs, Fla., Coral Glades HS.
Augie recruits: Augustana signed six South Dakotans:
Chase Marso, QB, 6-3, 190, Brandon/Brandon Valley.
Anthony Huber, FB, 6-0, 228, Ethan/Ethan.
Trevor DeSchepper, WR, 6-3, 182, Sioux Falls/Harrisburg.
Jacob Dancler, LB, 6-0, 215, Tea./Tea Area.
Lucas Wilber, WR, 6-3, 165, Sioux Falls/Roosevelt.
Nate Winter, TE, 6-2, 200, Brandon/Brandon Valley.
Alex Baldwin, WR, 6-2, 185, Windsor, Colo./Windsor.
Brady Boike, WR, 6-5, 195, Maynard, Minn./MACCRAY (St. Olaf College).
Lance Briard, DL, 6-3, 245, Springfield, Minn./Springfield.
Chad Curry, DB, 6-4, 205, Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley (St. Olaf College).
Jackie Davis, RB, 5-7, 170, Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central.
Matthew Degner, OL, 6-4, 290, Muskego, Wis./Waukesha Catholic.
Mitch Gade, DL, 6-4, 245, Rochester, Minn./Century.
Turner Gaines, DB, 5-11, 175, Omaha, Neb./Burke.
Tom Green, OL, 6-5, 260, Victoria, Minn./Holy Family Catholic.
Bryson Hamilton, DL, 6-4, 225, Clear Lake, Iowa/Clear Lake.
Collin Holt, LB, 6-3, 205, Plainfield, Ill./North Plainfield.
Mitch Johnson, LB, 5-10, 195, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North.
Zac Johnson, DB, 6-3, 215, Denison, Iowa/Denison.
Nick Lucido, DL, 6-1, 235, Jenks, Okla./Jenks. HS.
Christiaan Malinowski, LB, 6-4, 200, Lino Lakes, Minn./Centennial.
Nathan Merriman, QB, 6-2, 200, Niwot, Colo./Niwot HS.
Jordan Meyer, TE, 6-4, 230, Elk River, Minn./Elk River.
Zac Oslica, DL, 6-2, 260, Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue West.
Corey Puterbaugh, LB, 6-2, 225, Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn.
Zach Richter, DL/LB, 6-2, 220, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South.
Joe Robel, DB, 6-0, 185, Blaine, Minn./Blaine.
Joe Schiller, DL, 6-3, 250, Coon Rapids, Minn./Totino-Grace.
Quinn Schmalz, DL, 6-2, 295, Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury.
Connor Skelton, WR, 6-1, 170, Littleton, Colo./D’Evelyn HS.
Colton Steer, LB, 6-2, 220, Denton, Neb./Crete.
Lucas Wainman, K / P, 6-0, 215, Oviedo, Fla./Paul J. Hagerty (St. Olaf College).
Thomas Wapelhorst, DB, 6-5, 190, Scribner, Neb./West Point.
Brett Watercott, WR, 5-11, 190, Becker, Minn./Becker.
John Waters, LB, 6-1, 225, Clear Lake, Iowa/Newman Catholic.
USF recruits: Sioux Falls signed one South Dakotan:
Andrew Buchele, WR, 6-3, 200, Milbank/Milbank.
Evan Gentry, DL, 6-3, 250, Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian HS.
Derek Landis, LB, 6-2, 210, Lakewood, Colo./Lakewood HS.
Khadel Akindolire-King, RB, 5-8, 173, Eau Claire, Wis./Regis HS.
Brian Mayberry, DL, 6-4, 240, Littleton, Colo./Columbine HS.
Cody Moon, TE, 6-3, 230, Eldorado, Wis./Laconia HS.
Jordan Mueller, OL, 6-5, 275, Plymouth, Wis./Plymouth HS.
Daulton Olinger, DL, 6-0, 270, Spring Lake Park, Minn./Spring Lake Park HS.
Austin Schaffer, DB, 6-1, 185, Hilbert, Wis./Hilbert HS.
Nicholas Stanke, TE, 6-3, 235, Eau Claire, Wis./Regis HS.
Jason Towns, DB, 5-6, 150, Harvey, Ill./Thornton Township HS.
Tanner Townsend, DB/WR, 6-0, 175, Castle Rock, Colo./Castle Rock HS.
Matthew Young, QB, 5-10, 187, Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS.
Zane Zentic, WR, 6-5, 190, Fremont, Neb./Fremont HS.
Raymond Bautista, LB, 6-0, 215, Woodland, Calif./Sacramento CC.
Nephi Garcia, RB, 5-7, 192, Palm Desert, Calif./College of the Desert.
Andrew Jarosz, OL, 6-3, 265, North Oaks, Minn./Totino-Grace HS.
Max Mickey, RB, 5-8, 170, Holden, Mo./Holden HS.
Other area signees include:
Zach Drevlow, DL, 6-3, 245, Gwinner, N.D. (North Sargent HS).
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE
Alex Thorson, LB, 6-0, 205, Onida, (Watertown HS).
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES
Devin Frohling, OL, 6-7, 265, Hecla, (Britton-Hecla High School).
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