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UPDATE: Nielson, USD Sign 31


It's been a crazy month for Bob Nielson and South Dakota's new-look coaching staff, as they've scrambled to assemble their first recruiting class.

The good news is, it looks like all that effort has paid off in a big way. 

Nielson announced Wednesday that the Coyotes have signed 24 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, with another seven high school standouts accepting preferred walk-on offers.  

California (3) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Alonge Brooks (JUCO) WR 6-3 205 Compton, Calif./Riverside City College http://bit.ly/1SHjZiD
Sean Chisolm OL 6-5 290 Camarillo, Calif. http://bit.ly/1nHfCZE
Kameron Cline DE/TE 6-4 220 San Diego, Calif./Patrick Henry HS http://bit.ly/1S8ZlJQ
Caleb Vander Esch (PWO) WR 6-0 180 San Jose, Calif./Willow Glen HS http://bit.ly/1JYilb2
           
Colorado (1) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Elijah Reed DB 6-3 195 Denver, Colo./Rangeview HS http://bit.ly/1PQ33Sb
           
Florida (4) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Dakarai Allen WR 6-2 190 Largo, Fla. http://bit.ly/23r7RqV
Randy Baker (FAMU) WR 5-10 165 Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland HS http://bit.ly/1QzzU2d
Chalo Judge, Jr. (WIU) DB 5-9 175 Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech HS http://bit.ly/1ON5NSs
           
Illinois (3) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Ben Klett (WIU) LB 6-2 220 Lake Zurich, Ill. http://bit.ly/1ON5Gqd
Phillip Powell (WIU) CB 6-0 210 Chicago, Ill./King College Prep http://bit.ly/1S8Z61f
Tyler Tsagalis (WIU) QB 6-3 220 Arlington Heights, Ill./Notre Dame  http://bit.ly/1PAWU1W
           
Iowa (2) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Connor Herrmann (PWO) TE 6-4 200 Mount Vernon, Iowa http://bit.ly/1TDFKRk
Mason Scheidegger OL 6-5 310 Newell, Iowa/Newell-Fonda http://bit.ly/1ON5vv5
           
Kansas (1) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Mark Collins, Jr. DB 5-11 175 Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West http://bit.ly/23BbE5a
           
Minnesota (4) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Andy Aune OLB 6-2 210 Golden Valley, Minn./Hopkins HS http://bit.ly/1o6nW5i
Nick Kramer (Minn) DE 6-4 235 Plymouth, Minn/Wayzata http://bit.ly/1RZ0Zx7
Tre Morris (PWO) OL 6-2 270 Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial http://bit.ly/1Vywk87
Jake Richardson DL 6-3 240 Kansas City, Kan./Minnehaha Ac. http://bit.ly/1nNdiAr
           
Missouri (1) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Justin Lewis OL 6-2 305 Arnold, Mo./Christian Brothers http://bit.ly/23r7kW0
           
Nebraska (4) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Trystn Ducker WR 5-10 165 Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue West http://bit.ly/1SImq5N
Jake Matthew (SDSU) LB 6-3 240 Omaha, Neb./Millard North http://bit.ly/2047oGT
Joe Schlager (PWO) RB 5-10 190 McCook Neb. http://bit.ly/1P4TYFa
Conner Thiele LB 6-2 210 Oakland, Neb./Oakland-Craig http://bit.ly/1lOMhL3
           
Oklahoma (1) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Michelby Davis  DE 6-5 215 Oklahoma City, Okla./Millwood http://bit.ly/1PiceOZ
           
South Dakota (5) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Jacob Headlee DL 6-3 280 Harrisburg, S.D.  http://bit.ly/1PQ2bNk
Brevin Kaiser (PWO) QB 6-4 195 Pierre, S.D. http://bit.ly/1ntIZhl
Dodi Makwinja (PWO) LB 6-0 215 Gaborone, Botswana/O'Gorman http://bit.ly/1OZFl8p
Jack Peery (PWO) WR 6-5 200 Sioux Falls, S.D./O'Gorman http://bit.ly/1UoYu5g
Ethan Roth DL 6-3 300 Harrisburg, S.D.  http://bit.ly/1nNldgM
           
Wisconsin (2) Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous Highlight Reel
Sam Ruetz OL 6-3 265 Franklin, Wisc. http://bit.ly/1m6CTCz
Brett Samson TE 6-3 220 Oconomowoc, Wisc.  http://bit.ly/1KCGvCM
           
           

We will take a more detailed look at South Dakota's 2016 recruiting class, which will include comments from Coach Nielson, coming up on the Feb. 9 edition of Coyote Corner. 

 

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