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Football - Mon, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014


MADISON, S.D.Josh Anderson, Dakota State University head football coach, is excited to announce the third wave of recruits.  The Trojans added 15 recruits to their 2014 signing class.


Bismark Roberts
5'8" – 175 lbs.
Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
Coach:  Kim Nelson
Parents:  Tom & Linda Roberts
Hometown:  Sioux Falls
Intended Major:  Exercise Science


Weston Shaw
5'10" – 180 lbs.
Algona High School
Coach:  Eric Bormann
Parents:  Adam & Erin Shaw
Hometown:  Algona, Iowa
Intended Major:  Elementary Education

*Two-time All-District First Team
*Two-time All-Area First Team

Ramel Dyer
Position:  Linebacker
5'11" – 220 lbs.
Sandalwood High School
Coach:  Adam Geis
Parent:  Tamika Dyer
Hometown:  Jacksonville, Fla.
Intended Major:  Undecided


Danny Kierstad
5'10" – 210 lbs.
Kearns High School
Parents:  Dan & Alisha Kierstad
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah 
Intended Major:  Business


Michael Ureel
Defensive End
6'1" – 220 lbs.
Hamilton High School
Coach:  Steve Belles
Parents:  Michael & Amy Ureel
Hometown:  Chandler, Ariz.
Intended Major:  Undecided


Mike DeArmond
Defensive Tackle
6'2" – 300 lbs.
Ayala High School
Coach:  Frank Mazzotta
Transfer:  Evangel (Mo.) University
Parents:  Michael & Teresa DeArmond
Hometown:  La Habra, Calif.
Intended Major:  Undecided


Mason Decker
Defensive Tackle
6'0" – 240 lbs.
Algona High School
Coach:  Eric Bormann
Parents:  Troy & Megan Decker
Hometown:  Algona, Iowa
Intended Major:  Exercise Science

*All-District First Team
*Two-time All-Area First Team


Patrick Ewoldt
Offensive Tackle
6'0" – 225 lbs.
Hartley High School
Coach:  Steve Waechter
Parents:  Dave & Cheryl Ewoldt
Hometown:  Hartley, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Information Technology

*All-District First Team


Tim Clulow
Offensive Guard
6'1" – 285 lbs.
St. Gregory's High School
Coach:  Roco Bosco
Parents:  David & Helene Clulow
Hometown:  Padstow, Australia
Intended Major:  Exercise Science

*Member of Australian U19 National Team

Dillon Pigsley
5'10" – 185 lbs.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School
Coach:  Eric Kellar
Parents:  Blaine Pigsley & Heather Donnan
Hometown:  Eddyville, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Undecided

*Academic All-Conference
*Team Offensive Most Valuable Player

Kamarri Watson
Running Back
5'7" – 160 lbs.
Canyon Springs High School
Coach:  Pete Garza
Parent:  Tafvolaun Comminey
Hometown:  Moreno Valley, Calif.
Intended Major:  Computer Game Design


Jonathan Sysum
Tight End
6'3" – 220 lbs.
Resurrection Christian School
Coach:  Rich Yonkers
Transfer:  Western State (Colo.)
Parents:  Jon & Teri Sysum
Hometown:  Hartley, Iowa 
Intended Major:  Undecided

*Two-time All-Conference Tight End

Austin Opdahl
Wide Receiver
6'1" – 180 lbs.
Chester Area High School
Coach:  Brad Benson
Parents:  Nick Opdahl & Jennifer Krause
Hometown:  Chester, S.D. 
Intended Major:  Business Management


Robert Johnson
Running Back
5'10" – 185 lbs.
Transfer:  College of San Mateo (Calif.)
Coach:  Bret Pollack
Parents:  Bob Johnson and Jeannette Baker
Hometown:  East Palo Alto, Calif.
Intended Major:  Undecided

*First Team San Mateo County
*P.A.L. Lake Player-of-the-Year
*First Team Palo Alto Daily
*All Bay Area Honorable Mention

Zach Wilkinson
6'0" – 160 lbs.
Cheyenne South High School
Coach:  Tracy Pugh
Parents:  Mark and Kimberly Wilkinson
Hometown:  Cheyenne, Wyo.
Intended Major:  Undecided

*Team Most Valuable Player
*3-year letter winner at quarterback
*Invited to Ultimate 100 Camp
*Bison Award Winner (2013)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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