Signing Day

    VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota head football coach Joe Glenn is pleased to announce the signing of 32 football players to a National Letter of Intent. The 32 athletes make up the recruiting class of 2013, which will be eligible to compete for the Coyotes this fall.

    “We had a chance to work on this class for an entire year and I feel like the time and the effort has paid off in great dividends,” said Glenn. “The strength of the class is in its numbers. We met our quota across the board for what we were looking for at each position.”

    The Coyotes class includes 20 defensive players, including six defensive linemen, seven linebackers and seven defensive backs.

    “We needed to get a good group of linebackers and we did,” said Glenn. “We needed some really good defensive backs and we got them. Overall, we’re bringing in a lot of kids who can run and have great speed and length, especially on defense. We wanted to make a point to get more length on the defensive side of the football, and we did.”

    The Coyotes’ also made a point to bolster their offensive line, picking up five commitments who are 6 feet 3 inches or taller and heavier than 250 pounds.

     “To me the offensive and defensive lines are the hardest spots to recruit,” Glenn said. “We hit good numbers there. As a group, this offensive line has great size and is very developed.”

    Another necessity for the class was addressing the importance of recruiting a top-notch punter and placekicker. Glenn believes his staff has done an excellent job of doing so with the addition of Miles Bergner, a Colorado native who was one of 102 high school players from across the country to participate in the Army High School All-American Game, which was played in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 5.

    “Maybe the biggest key to the whole board is Miles Bergner,” said Glenn. “He’s a guy who can kick and punt, and is a player we need to contribute immediately.

    “We are really excited about our class,” Glenn continued. “This is really a very talented bunch. This group is big, fast, athletic and versatile, and many of these guys can play a few different positions.”

    NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL Highlights
    Ryan Alger  S  5-11  185  Broken Arrow, Okla.  Broken Arrow HS Hudl
    Fred Beaugard  DL  6-3  235  Wheaton, Ill.  Montini Catholic HS Hudl
    Miles Bergner  K/P  6-1  200  Longmont, Colo.  Longmont HS YouTube
    Stetson Dagel  OL  6-5  250  Cherokee, Iowa  Cherokee HS Hudl
    Riley Donovan  WR  6-1  185  Kasson, Minn.  Kasson-Mantorville HS Hudl
    Allen Edwards  DL  6-3  230  Miami, Fla.  Immaculata-Lasalle HS Hudl
    Sean Finley  LB  6-4  225  Fountain Valley, Calif.  Fountain Valley HS Hudl
    Marquice Fletcher  DB  5-10  170  Tulsa, Okla.  Union HS Hudl
    Tevin Foster  DB  5-11  175  Lawton, Okla.  Lawton HS Hudl
    Jackson Gannon  DL  6-2  260  Kearney, Neb.  Kearney HS Hudl
    Sean Glenn  DL  6-3  238  Windsor, Colo.  Windsor HS YouTube
    Josh Hunt  DB  6-2  188  Rock Rapids, Iowa  Central Lyon HS
    Ed Kennedy  OL  6-5  265  Fort Collins, Colo.  Rocky Mountain HS Hudl
    Kiefer Ketelhut  OL  6-6  250  Plainfield, Ill.  Plainfield North HS Hudl
    Khorey Kilgore  RB  5-10  190  Blue Springs, Mo.  Blue Springs South HS Hudl
    Khalid Kornegay  WR  6-2  180  Tulsa, Okla.  Union HS Hudl
    Taylor Lambert  LB  5-10  220  McCook Lake, S.D.  Dakota Valley HS YouTube
    Jim Litrenta  LB  6-2  205  Orland Park, Ill.  St. Laurence HS Hudl
    Jonathan Maag  OL  6-4  255  Scottsbluff, Neb.  Scottsbluff HS Hudl
    Sam McLeran  OL  6-3  270  North Liberty, Iowa  Iowa City West HS Hudl
    Colin Mertlik  LB  6-3  200  Blair, Neb.  Blair HS Hudl
    Jet Moreland  LB  6-3  205  Wichita, Kan.  Wichita Heights HS Hudl
    Drew Potter  FB  6-3  240  Basehor, Kan.  Basehor-Linwood HS Hudl
    Aaron Ramsey  QB  6-3  205  Stillwell, Kan.  Blue Valley Southwest HS Hudl
    Graham Resseguie  DB  5-11  185  Lincoln, Neb.  Pius X HS Hudl
    Kyle Staples  LB  6-1  225  Fresno, Calif.  Fresno CC Hudl
    D'Treal Stone  DB  6-0  180  St. Joseph, Mo.  Lafayette HS Hudl
    Brandt Van Roekel  ATH  6-4  190  Boyden, Iowa  Boyden HS Hudl
    John Wessel  LB  6-2  220  Sioux Falls, S.D.  Roosevelt HS Hudl
    Garrett Wooten  DT  6-3  250  Bloomington, Ill.  Normal Community HS YouTube
    Luke Worden  DB  5-9  170  Scottsbluff, Neb.  Scottsbluff HS YouTube
    Courtney Wright  DL  6-2  215  Coral Springs, Fla.  Coral Glades HS Hudl
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